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George Greer

  • Commented on Another Little Head Scratcher
    Or without chop: my $params = join ",", ("?") x @user_sel;...
  • Commented on Kegler spam
    Personally, I find his posts fascinating and are glad they are here. It is refreshing to see original research implemented for and usable by Perl. Now if only we could use his parser instead of perl's toke.c and yacc... This...
  • Commented on Why you don't need File::Slurp…
    I use a one-liner slurp at $WORK. I am sooo tired of copy+pasting it into scripts when I start them (and perhaps remembering which is the most recent if I've changed it lately). I would much prefer it be as...
  • Commented on Perl5 Census Japan 2013
    Good to see that 5.8.x and lower is less than 25% of the total. Tools like 'perlbrew' and 'cpanminus' definitely help me try out new versions fast....
  • Commented on Fat Versus Thin Core
    Anyone is free to package up their own "batteries included" Perl distribution (or Task:: cpan list) so there is little reason for those with the most scare skills and limited time to do so. That's especially true since local::lib and...
  • Commented on Testing is a Feature of Your Service
    Best day I ever had while using a remote service was the day when half of requests would randomly fail. My scripts became much more robust that day since I could reliably find all the points of failure on my...
  • Commented on A Simple Plack/DBI Example
    For disambiguation I generally do: DBI::->connect(...)...
  • Commented on My Top MySQL Gripes
    The SQLite behavior works great for databases where you don't care how long a string is or how big a number or what format the date is in but you just want it in the database. I did get bit...
  • Commented on git svn vs. svn2git (vs. "svn2git")
    git-svn is Perl code, so we'd all love it getting a little love. The extent of my experience with it was a temporary hack to allow me to back-date Subversion the commits when doing a "git svn dcommit"....
  • Commented on Chadbourne Hall
    The receipt email I received on 6/2 mentioned both the dorm and address in the first paragraph and room number in second paragraph....
  • Commented on Ninja Code
    Technically two bugs: the s/// replacement also has one. (Or perhaps that was a typo in transferring?)...
  • Commented on Truth about Booking.com
    This reminds me generally about a story a few years ago of the United States housing industry: how it has refined the building of a home down to such efficient detail that they can put up decent houses quickly and...
  • Commented on Whither perlsphere.net?
    WorksForMe(tm)...
  • Commented on Perl and Parsing 12: Beating up on the "use" statement
    Interesting that the qw() syntax succeeds in the indirect-object "use" but very little else does. There's little value in breaking old programs that do this syntax, though. I would prefer version-specific grammars so that under "use 5.016" this is a...
  • Commented on Perl, Perl 5, Perl 6, and names
    Relevant: http://www.curmudgeonlysoftware.com/2011/05/23/perl-from-the-outside/ At some early point in my learning process I started hearing about Perl 6, a subject that seems to cause confusion even within the Perl community. Unsurprisingly, this confusion is magnified for newbies. I now know that Perl...
  • Commented on Announcing Marpa::XS
    Any crazy ideas of experimenting with the perl parser using Marpa instead of yacc? Or perhaps less crazy being PPI?...
  • Commented on Coding Style As A Failure Of Language Design?
    I think it would be cool if Perl 6 was flexible enough to make whitespace/style violations a syntax error. I would not, however, want it to be any sort of default for the language itself....
  • Posted Testing perl with Valgrind to George Greer

    Since there isn't much I've noticed blogged about the perl interpreter itself, I'll add some notes that could be of interest. In particular, like CPAN Testers, there are some people contributing tests of perl itself albeit with a lower profile and without the snazzy web site. Toward the goal of…

  • Commented on Signal-to-noise ration as a metric of low-level code readability?
    Some discussion over on Reddit....
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  • psykat100 commented on Truth about Booking.com

    I also read that Dutch are not too fund of American expat employees because they get to pay less taxes. Can anyone provide their opinion if you're an expat?

    Thanks again.

  • cb61671 commented on Truth about Booking.com

    Can anyone comment on any positions NOT technical? I'm interested in relocating to Amsterdam and was considering Booking.com, which I'm now not too sure of. I'd most likely be interested in a management position.

  • kaluza commented on Truth about Booking.com

    Just play their games: if you want challenging goals, I would suggest you, when you are allowed to write new lines of code, to design something which can potentially explode in the most amazing and weird ways in very particular conditions or if they are copied/pasted. Side effects should be your new catchword.

  • nandakumarpbster commented on Truth about Booking.com

    Hi Friend.

    I read it today. This happens to me "MANY" times. This is because of the enthusiasm you possessing to learn more. It happened to me even for my last company(Currently I am working Self). What I learned is that , for the life you need money .For that you have to work (Most employers only bothered about the "BUSINESS" not bothered about employee or his interest).If you have enough money resign the job and do work for you (and learn what you want to learn. Now Google is there you can learn any new technology if you are willing to learn).
    Good Luck !

  • sheila.tanner35 commented on Truth about Booking.com

    I'm currently working on my CV, portfolio, and motivation letter so I can apply to Booking.com for the UX Designer position. I'm ok with the company having a bureaucratic environment; I survived nearly 13 years in the US military. If we could have fit in any more bureaucracy there, we would have made great honorary Volgons (H2G2 reference). Not to mention, the pay can't be any worse than my current pay for the same job. I always hear about how freelance work gives you more freedom, but in my experience working as part of a team is more conducive to an atmosphere of freedom. If hired,…

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