brian d foy

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  • Ron Savage commented on Semantic POD

    Hi Gabor

    Thanx for the detective work in finding all those pod modules.

    I take the # to be an indicator of how many people felt dissatisfied enough to scratch their itches.

    I think pod is sufficiently structured that storing it in a tree is the best in-memory representation. Then, there should be 1 reader and N writers.

    And it's the lack of a tree module in core which has previously stopped me from adopting any pod-oriented modules (unless there's one which doesn't have Tree in its name, which is what I searched for). Supporting ancient Perls is of course also…

  • Gábor Szabó - גאבור סבו commented on Semantic POD

    I have not given a lot of thought to actual tags, implementation, and compatibility, but pod could declare its version number and there could be an official parser included in the core.

    In any case, I am not planning to do any implementation. I'll stick to talking (or writing) about stuff. So if anyone else feels that this is a worthy and fun project, I won't stand in their way.

  • Gábor Szabó - גאבור סבו commented on Promoting your Perl workshop or conference?

    You probably refer to YAPC, right?

    There is also the PerlJam by Barbie and a year ago I wrote a post called Perl Event organizer kit. I am afraid most organizers don't read any of these, but maybe the notice a blog post. At least now I can refer them to that post regarding the Perl Weekly.

  • commented on An example using Mojo::DOM for rewriting HTML

    Hi, I’m curious about Mojo:Dom. Let’s say you want a generic method of traversing a page, and returning a hash of headers and related sub headings and text from a page using Mojo::Dom. The sub text may not necessarily be a descendant of the heading and from what I can tell, mojo::dom can only descend not ascend. How does one construct this? I’ve read the docs and tried a number of things but I’m not getting far :(

  • Joel Berger commented on An example using Mojo::DOM for rewriting HTML

    Hi, I’m not at all sure what you are attempting to do and the comment system of this site does not make it very conducive to technical discussion. I would recommend asking a question on StackOverflow and include the Perl and Mojolicious tags (at least).

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