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  • Commented on CPAN Weekly: one module per week, in your inbox
    The sign up is a bit confusing: after I enter my email address on cpan-weekly.org I get redirected to www.listbox.com/subscribe that asks me to enter my address AGAIN, but the confusing part is it also asks for a "List ID...
  • Posted How to Make a Perl 6 Module (Bit Rot Thursday) to Zoffix Znet

    Happy Bit Rot Thursday! This week I'm taking care of fixing minor issues with packaging of my Perl 6 modules, and so, I'll talk about the general process of

    Prelud…

  • Commented on Bit Rot Thursday
    I am myself new to the idea, so maybe I'm not the best person to give specs, but I have two examples for consideration (below). Your "spec" basically should outline how the code should work **from the perspective of the...
  • Commented on FOSDEM 2016
    Thanks for posting the pics! This is all very inspiring news... In other news, I now want a giant plush camel :P...
  • Commented on Rakudo Perl 6 Compiler - 2016.01.1 released
    To add, you can grab the source code at https://github.com/rakudo/rakudo/releases/tag/2016.01.1 The Rakudo Star distribution that includes installers, docs, and a crop of modules will be available soon....
  • Commented on Perl 6: Shortcuts (Part 1)
    Thanks. I've updated this article with your correction and added your shortcut to the list for Part 2....
  • Posted Perl 6: Shortcuts (Part 1) to Zoffix Znet

    Programming is a task where laziness is a virtue. We write modules to avoid repeatedly writing subroutines. We write subroutines to avoid repeatedly writing loops. We write loops to avoid repeatedly writing code... And there's another level of laziness: we use language shortcuts to avoid writing…

  • Commented on 100+ Modules for Adoption! (Bit Rot Thursday)
    Certainly, especially since you're *on* the ::Canadian one :)...
  • Posted Perl 6 .rotor: The King of List Manipulation to Zoffix Znet

    Rotor. The word makes a mechanic think about brakes, an electrical engineer about motors, and a fan of Red Letter Media YouTube channel about poorly executed films. But to a Perl 6 programmer,

  • Posted 100+ Modules for Adoption! (Bit Rot Thursday) to Zoffix Znet

    EDIT: Just a note for PAUSE admins, as some emailed me, any module listed on this post can be given away to anyone who wishes to take it, without any need to ask me first. I do not wish to retain a co-maint either, so please just go ahead and transfer the ownership :) Thanks!

  • Commented on Mock Testing Web Services with Mojo
    > If you've done your job well, your mock should behave how the real service behaves I'm curious, how do you ensure that? In particular, my worry would be that changes happen in the way the live server works and...
  • Posted Bit Rot Thursday to Zoffix Znet

    Part 1: There is a Problem

    I don't think I'd have to look for long for someone who'd agree that writing new code is much more fun that fixing bugs in old one. A cool new idea gets written up, while older code is still lacking tests. A new module gets shipped, while there's still that API…

  • Commented on A pretty stupid idea...
    A pretty stupid idea... to sign up for this? It'd be quite helpful if you specified what *you* get out of it :)...
  • Posted Perl 6 is written in... Perl 6 to Zoffix Znet

    Today, I've done something strange.

    No, there weren't drugs involved, I merely sent a patch for Rakudo for a bug I reported a few weeks back. But the patch is... interesting.

    First, about the "bug." Newest JSON spec lets you have anything as the top level thing. I spotted a few mod…

  • Commented on Python is The New "Write-Only, Linenoise" Language
    Taking the high road doesn't mean pretending the other language doesn't exist. Just as with political opinions, religion, and the correct way to place the toilet roll, we can compare and discuss. The Python folks chimed in on this post...
  • Commented on Python is The New "Write-Only, Linenoise" Language
    Someone pointed out to me the first solution is not quite the equivalent, since Perl 6 will roperly handle Unicode out of the box: # Python: print "".join(i + j for i, j in zip("テスト", "foo")) �f�o�o # Perl 6...
  • Commented on Python is The New "Write-Only, Linenoise" Language
    Oh no, I missed it! I guess this is what happens when you try to read code on a bus. Thanks for providing the fix!...
  • Posted Python is The New "Write-Only, Linenoise" Language to Zoffix Znet

    As a Perl 5 programmer of about a decade, I'm well aware of how it was referred to at some point or another as the "write-only" and "linenoise" language. With the newest addition of the baby Perl 6 language to the Perl family, I fear that I must declare (wildly speculate) based on my…

  • Posted The Perl 6 User Experience to Zoffix Znet

    A person's experience with a programming language involves many aspects: how their process of learning more about it, developing in it, contributing to it, and spreading the word about it are all part of that experienc…

  • Commented on On the Semantic Naming of Things
    I briefly looked at Fortran’s wiki and didn’t see the variants section right away, which, I think corroborates the OP’s point of view about confusion. But even after reading the Variants section, it doesn’t seem to say that, say Fortran...
  • Commented on On the Semantic Naming of Things
    Because unlike some other languages, both Perl 5 and Perl 6 intend to exist side-by-side, both being actively developed, if in different directions....
  • Commented on On the Semantic Naming of Things
    I’m glad you acknowledge at least part of that, Joel :) Maybe now we can start using a different, more useful, metaphors. For example, if you were always driving to work on a Toyota and picking me up on the...
  • Commented on On the Semantic Naming of Things
    I don’t think anyone’s arguing the name isn’t confusing :) I think the argument is changing it is either pointless or impossible for historical reasons :)...
  • Commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?
    John, As a working Perl 5 programmer myself, I'm certainly aware of the carrier prospect and API development issues you mention. However, my dismissive attitude for many of the complaints is because they are often incoherent and they ignore the...
  • Posted Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6? to Zoffix Znet

    I mean, can you get it any more WRONG?! The juvenile logo and awful color scheme of the website. What's with the whole "language" and "compiler" distinctions no one cares about? Why is the first stable release of the comp…

  • Commented on Please Join Gittip
    Keeping the community visible is a great idea! I'm glad to see the 270-people rise since the last time I visited gittip a few weeks ago :) The only thing... I'm not seeing myself neither in the members list nor...
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  • Dean commented on Python is The New "Write-Only, Linenoise" Language

    In python, you cant "next" out of multiple loops.

    In PHP you have to count your way out.


    Thats all for me. Perl labels > all

  • Peter Sergeant commented on A pretty stupid idea...

    I get to send people emails with jobs in, that they'll actually open. And if they do, and one catches their eye, and they get that job, I get paid...

  • Chase Whitener commented on Mock Testing Web Services with Mojo

    That is, unfortunately, the nature of writing and maintaining clients for web services you do not control.

    A well-behaved web service gives you versioned endpoints to hit, a la Salesforce. If I write and test a client against version 34.0 of their services, I can only assume proper behavior against that version.

    As new versions come up, I'm forced to read the change log and update my tests if need be.

  • Neil Bowers commented on CPAN Weekly: one module per week, in your inbox

    Sorry about that -- should be fixed now!

  • Jakub Narebski commented on Bit Rot Thursday
    Do you think you could link to an example (or two or three) "design spec" of yours? I'd be very interested to see this process. I've never seen anyone else's design spec and it would be interesting to get an idea of what that would look like for someone else?

    I recommend seminal "Painless Functional Specifications" series by Joel Spolsky, available free on-line at:

    http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000036.html

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