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Alberto Simões

  • Commented on Storable-like Modules
    Hey. Using the snappy option (not trying LZMA yet) the data goes from a 20MB text file (not in Data::Dumper, just an unrolled version of the matrices to load) to a 15MB file. The loading time goes from 12 seconds...
  • Posted Storable-like Modules to Alberto Simões

    I need to store some big matrices (Math::MatrixReal objects) to be released on a module that will need to load them every time it is loaded. Therefore, the save time is not important, but I need fast loading. Also, it would be nice if the format would be kind of compressed (zlib or any other).…

  • Commented on New Dancer 2 release: 0.11
    Hey Good to know things are going on without my pushes :) but lot of work lately. Best, Alberto...
  • Commented on Pod Outline
    Oh f**k....
  • Posted Pod Outline to Alberto Simões

    I just found out I needed a tool to printout the outline of a POD file (its section structure) in order to study its conceptual structure, and notice if I need to change sections depths or just move them around.

    I installed Pod::Outline but it seems it is something else.

    So I put m…

  • Posted Dancer::Plugin::Database and Dancer2::Plugin::Database to Alberto Simões

    Not sure if you already noticed that Dancer2 is already on CPAN. It is usable and in fact I know some people using it in production.

    Unlike other modules that just evolved until a version 2, the Dancer team decided that Dancer2 will be a different module, and Dancer (version 1) will contin…

  • Commented on About the Grants Committee
    Note that all is grant-worthy if it is related with a module used by lot of people. Grants do not need to be $3000, can be lower values too. That makes it possible to dissect a bigger project in smaller...
  • Commented on About the Grants Committee
    As a side note, I work as an University Teacher in Portugal and get less than $1000 a month... but then, I probably should leave Portugal :)...
  • Posted About the Grants Committee to Alberto Simões

    As some of you probably noticed, from my post in TPF blog, there were no grant proposals in the last six months. I am not sure how to interpret this lack of interest in grants. But there are some ideas that come to…

  • Commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?
    TeX will not ever have a new major version. :-) Nevertheless I agree with you. I just had to comment about TeX versioning…...
  • Commented on My Prediction
    The only sensible solution is to rename Perl 6 (to Camelia, for instance), and use Perl 7. Unfortunately, accordingly to Larry, that will not happen (and the Perl community is not a democracy, it is a reign). If we decide...
  • Commented on Perl 7
    As lot of people already said, the main problem was using 'Perl 6' for a different language. I think going 'Perl 7' for a 'Perl 5' improvement will not work as expected. My point of view? We have two languages,...
  • Posted TPF with new Call For Grants to Alberto Simões

    As usual TPF just published another call for grant proposals, ranging from $500 to $2000. The official call for proposals is available here: http://news.perlfoundation.org/2013/01/2013q1-call-for-grant-proposal.html

  • Commented on Versioning Loops
    Hey I didn't dig it out, and though it was a typo (20 vs 30). Yes, removing modules from a distribution is a problem. As there is some kind of registration that is done when installing a module, it might...
  • Posted Versioning Loops to Alberto Simões

    I just found something interesting.. well, at least, fun:

    Package namespace installed latest in CPAN file Perl::MinimumVersion 1.29 1.30 CHORNY/Perl-MinimumVersion-1.30.tar.gz

    After installing Perl::MinimumVersion, I get:

    Package n…
  • Posted Filters with Template Toolkit to Alberto Simões
    In the last days I've been preparing a web site where I want to show values in four different currencies, accordingly with the user choice, and keeping up with the current exchange quote. I do not want to talk about how to get those values, or what values or website I am building, but just share an…
  • Posted PtPW 2012 recorded in Video to Alberto Simões

    This is not that interesting for most people that can not understand Portuguese. Nevertheless, the Portuguese Perl Workshop was recorded in Video, and we managed to upload the talks and a Moose tutorial to youtube. Check the talk list and links to the videos in out

  • Posted YAPC::EU::2012, the good parts to Alberto Simões

    I think some people did not interpret my last post correctly, I think I hated YAPC::EU::2012 (or at least, that is what I understand from Gabor comment on his Perl Weekly). Well, no, the post points three things I did not like, meaning that everything else was fun.

    But I would like to poin…

  • Commented on So, Kiev 2013
    Hey, Andrew. Yes, I think an auction is great. Make it online or in paper for small items. Make half a dozen crazy items live, if you wish. That would be what I would do if I was organizing it...
  • Commented on YAPC::EU::2012, what I missed
    Just to make it clear, I do not think any of the three things I mention are organization fault. Nobody could guess the weather, and even if they could probably there wasn't a better venue; I know that Josette didn't...
  • Posted YAPC::EU::2012, what I missed to Alberto Simões

    YAPC::EU is over. It was a nice conference, but there were a couple of things I've missed. The first one is obvious: air conditioning. We had a too hot weather. I understand that Germany is used to cold, not hot. Nevertheless, next YAPC::EU users, remind that 300 or more people in a room, half…

  • Posted Building C and C++ libraries with Perl to Alberto Simões
    It seems that somebody screwed it, and forgot one 20 pages article I wrote for YAPC::EU::2012 proceedings. Therefore, the proceedings are shorter, and are shamelessly incomplete. Anyway, you can read my article in all its glory
  • Commented on Several rants
    Mostly +1 to all. Just the Windows isn't that true for me. I need things working there. Oh, damn life....
  • Commented on Stop writing Perl books!*
    I tried that. And wrote some chapters (check http://ambs.github.com/Books/). But I do not have much time recently and therefore the project is stalled for some time. I also requested help writing it, but didn't got much interest. I agree with...
  • Posted TPF with new Call For Grants to Alberto Simões

    The Perl Foundation has a new call for grants open. Check details here

  • Commented on CPAN is all broken, now
    I agree on complaining. Just think it should not die, at least, not now. Just after some months of carping :)...
  • Commented on CPAN is all broken, now
    The modules are there already. I do not own them all. You are seeing the problem the other way around. If you want to change all modules on CPAN to make these tests author only, I can also fix them...
  • Commented on CPAN is all broken, now
    Try installing the new Podlators... as I said, not sure whose fault is (yet)....
  • Posted CPAN is all broken, now to Alberto Simões

    I am not sure whose fault is, but Test::Pod now verifies for characters outside ASCII, and complains a missing =encoding directive. I like this check to be done, but I do not think that breaking half of the CPAN is a good idea. It would be better to just carp for…

  • Posted Stealing from Python to Alberto Simões

    We all know that Python, Perl and Ruby (ok, and PHP, and probably other languages) are always stealing ideas from one another. This is a nice thing to do.

    After programming a few with Python there is a couple of details I like. I know not all are possible to implement in Perl. Some of them…

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  • Steffen Mueller commented on Storable-like Modules

    @Steve: One of the potential Sereal features that could have helped your case hit the chopping block. We considered partial deserialization using something like dpath. Fundamentally, I think that's still implementable, but I don't think I'd want to add that to the main decoder code: Too much extra complexity and likely to slow down the general case.

  • Steve Schnepp commented on Storable-like Modules

    @Stefen yes, an mmap-like with just-in-time deserializing would be awesome. Even via overriding like Sereal::JIT and big performance penalty to read the whole.

  • littlemonkperl commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    HI JOEL AND EVERYONE HERE. JOEL WHAT A COINCIDENCE I’M FINDING THIS ARTICLE EXACTLY A YEAR AFTER. I HAVE A QUESTION TO ASK ALL YA EXPERTS, I’M JUST A NEWBIE AND JUST BEGUN MY CAREER AS A DEVELOPER(1.5 YRS) USING PERL. I HAVE STARTED LOVING PERL. BUT THE IMPACT AND MAGNITUDE OF PRODUCTS OTHER LANGUAGES LIKE JAVA ANDROID ARE GETTING INTO THE MARKET IS MAKING ME RETHINK BUILDING A CAREER AS A CORE PERL DEVELOPER. …

  • Joel Berger commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    Hi, I don’t think anyone else will see this comment on an article posted so long ago. You might want to ask your question as a post of your own. Oh and don’t use all caps, that is considered impolite (yelling) in most online communities including this one.

  • littlemonkperl commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    Oh I am sorry Joel about the all caps, this was my first ever comment on any blog, thus was unaware. I will remember that henceforth. What is your opinion or view now after a year of posting the above question ?

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