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  • Commented on Let's delete 10,000 files from CPAN
    Here's the program I use to clean up my PAUSE stuff: https://github.com/rjbs/misc/blob/master/perl/tl It deletes the oldest versions of dists that have more than three versions already uploaded, excluding perl itself....
  • Commented on CPAN candidates for adoption
    Author activity may be useful to factor in. I'm quite active, and would rather not see anything of mine listed, for example. It only suggests that I'll receive "May I adopt?" requests to which I'll have to reply. ;)...
  • Commented on Perl5 Census Japan 2013
    Thanks, this was interesting to look at....
  • Commented on How do we know when a CORE module is deprecated?
    Nope....
  • Commented on How do we know when a CORE module is deprecated?
    "deprecated" has a specific meaning in the context of the perl core. It means that we have indicated that we may soon remove something from the core. For CPAN modules, we tend to deprecate something in release X and then...
  • Commented on Perl 5, Perl 6, Perl 7, Perl 2013, whatever
    I'm sorry to have misunderstood you. It's unfortunate that there has been a lot of bluster that does come off like, "There are a lot of easy solutions if people would just stop arguing and fix things." In general, what...
  • Commented on My Prediction
    I think it is unfair to summarize my position as "We're not going to do anything." Indeed, when you asked me privately for clarification, I wrote that while we do not have standing to change the name of the language,...
  • Commented on Perl 5, Perl 6, Perl 7, Perl 2013, whatever
    I'm glad to hear you find these technical problems easy to solve! So far, they have not been solved. When will we see your patches? I can assure you we do apply patches that fix problems and add well-designed features....
  • Commented on Ricardo is pushing for smart match changes.
    The problem with making smartmatch behavior a pragma is, as Leon said, that pragmata generally work lexically, and this behavior is something we'd want to be changing based on the caller. Would swapping ~~ behaviors out with a dynamic pragma...
  • Commented on Ricardo is pushing for smart match changes.
    I certainly didn't see anything here to take personally! As regards p5p or not p5p: I really wouldn't wish it upon anybody to have to read any more of p5p than he or she really wants to. There's a lot...
  • Commented on Lacuna Expanse Goes Open Source
    That's great news, JT. Thanks!...
  • Commented on Big module sizes
    I win!!...
  • Commented on Fight Night
    I think it could be fun watching a bunch of editor-loving programmers talk about what they like best and figuring out how to share cool idea. So, great! I have a hard time believing that "most people" are using GUI...
  • Commented on On defined(@array) and defined(%hash)
    I agree that porters doesn't have enough discussion. It needs more discussion and review. I hope that in the future you'll consider getting involved in the discussions that do start, or starting new ones. I don't think that the "inside...
  • Commented on On defined(@array) and defined(%hash)
    Excuse me, that pod change was not released until 5.6.0, a mere twelve years ago....
  • Commented on On defined(@array) and defined(%hash)
    I don't know why you take this tone. I find it very off-putting, and wish you would just state your case. Did you do so on the development mailing lists? I don't remember these arguments being made, although it has...
  • Commented on Announcing Text::AsciiTeX
    That is way cool! I wish I had a reason to use it! :)...
  • Commented on The Case of the Overloaded Curlys
    I always, without intentional exception, write: map {; ... } @array and the same for grep. Sometimes I have been asked, "Why don't you only put the semicolon when it will be needed?" Well, because then I'd need to think...
  • Commented on Try::Tiny
    I'm curious to whether you'd get the same incomprehensible failure mode /without/ the semicolon but /with/ "no indirect;"...
  • Commented on Domain for YAPC::NA 2012 Changed
    Let me be the first to say: Thank you! After years of the domain changing every year, I'm so tired of not being able to remember where to find stuff each year. I look forward to having to learn less....
  • Commented on Moose and Fatal Type Constraints
    My first reaction would be to write a parameterized Try type. has value => ( isa => Try[ Int ], ..., ); Try[] would coerce everything, where coerce means "warn/die-based-on-env if it isn't of the parameter type and always accept."...
  • Commented on Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    In all (or very nearly all) cases where literal hashes or arrays were expected. grep, map, and foreach expect lists, so adding an implicit dereference would break working and valid code. For example, I know I have written for ($x)...
  • Commented on Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    (1) overhaul the package/module/namespace system (2) more clearly distinguish text and byte strings (3) give hashrefs and blocks unambiguous delimiters...
  • Commented on Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes
    Mirod, your (1) is in 5.14. :)...
  • Commented on Ouch - Exceptions that don't hurt.
    This is why I wrote Throwable and Throwable::X -- http://rjbs.manxome.org/rubric/entry/1860 and http://advent.rjbs.manxome.org/2010/2010-12-03.html and http://search.cpan.org/dist/HTTP-Throwable/ They're not super lightweight, but they're very easy to use. YMMV, of course....
  • Commented on Ouch - Exceptions that don't hurt.
    This is why I wrote Throwable and Throwable::X -- http://rjbs.manxome.org/rubric/entry/1860 and http://advent.rjbs.manxome.org/2010/2010-12-03.html and http://search.cpan.org/dist/HTTP-Throwable/ They're not super lightweight, but they're very easy to use. YMMV, of course....
  • Commented on Non-functional perl code testing - automated code review
    You might be interested in http://search.cpan.org/dist/Dist-Zilla-PluginBundle-TestingMania which has a similar catalog, and adds them all to your distribution for you....
  • Commented on Perl101: Encapsulation via Protected Abstract Methods
    Not to distract too much from the meat of your post, but I wanted to suggest that you avoid using lookslikenumber in examples for beginners. It accepts, for example, "Inf" and "NaN", which will just lead to heartache when somebody...
  • Commented on A Tiny Affordance
    I think multiple inheritance is a bad thing, but it's good that it's available to us. Once we can more easily alter method dispatch, it will almost be an appendix, though. Having "enough rope" is almost always a good thing....
  • Commented on Mastering Perl for the Kindle iPhone app doesn't suck (too much).
    As I recall, you can get a Kindle-format .mobi book from O'Reilly for free if you've bought the book in any ebook format, including PDF. So, the only convenience from the Kindle store is probably over-the-air delivery....
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