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Gabor Szabo

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  • hesco commented on What package provides gdlib-config in your distribution?

    And of course I mis-spelled the one OS I'm testing against. Worked with a Network Administrator once who told me that he did not make mistakes. He only cut-and-pasted other people's mistakes. Guess I should have run `facter operatingsystem` and followed his advise to avoid that error.

    Otherwise, this puppet syntax seems to work fine.

  • Mithaldu commented on Ideas for perl.org.in | an Indian connecting platform

    There have been attempts to get indians to start using the core IRC community platform, IRC, in the channel #bangalore.pm but for some reason none of them ever stick around. The only remotely persistent indian presences within Perl i am aware of are the US-based guys who do cool stuff, and the people who drop in #win32, try to ask questions in broken english and disappear without waiting for answers.

    I can't offer you much help in what to do specifically to set up a successful indian community, but would strongly recommend talking to people and figuring out why they just never stick …

  • David Mertens commented on Ideas for perl.org.in | an Indian connecting platform

    I think any sort of community building is a wonderful effort, to be commended. Solving a low-density issue is a hard problem, and the internet-based solutions you suggest sound like good ones. I can think of two basic issues you will need to solve.

    First, you must develop a critical mass. This will be difficult if you don't offer much of an incentive to join the group. The three incentives I can think of are (1) mutual support and help, (2) social connection, and (3) free advertising for freelancers. You might be able to think of others. How would your system incentivize folks to joi…

  • Abhishek Jain commented on Ideas for perl.org.in | an Indian connecting platform

    I like the idea of a mailing list, may be coupled with a wiki of profile of users.

    If so which wiki software should i use if not create one?

    I will be back with the mailing email but what wiki should i use.

    thanks

  • jjolla888 commented on On the relative readability of Perl and Python

    All languages suck. I have only come across one syntax that I mostly like (unfortunately you cant do much with that particular one).

    So Perl v Python arguments centered around syntax are somewhat irrelevant. You will find godawful things in both of them.

    For me, the only things that matter are:

    (i) lots of powerful libraries
    
    (ii) good documentation
    
    (iii) helpful communities
    
    (iv) speed [for some things]
    

    My main toolkit is made up of Perl, Python, Go, and C.

    Perl nails (i), (ii), and (iii). It is the super-glue that allows me to write small prog…

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