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Mithaldu

  • Website: cat.eatsmou.se
  • About: Not writing much, but often found pawing at CPAN with other #perl-cats
  • Commented on Ideas for perl.org.in | an Indian connecting platform
    There have been attempts to get indians to start using the core IRC community platform, IRC, in the channel #bangalore.pm but for some reason none of them ever stick around. The only remotely persistent indian presences within Perl i am...
  • Commented on Legal Issues in Game Software Creation
    It's also worth pointing out that most of the pitfalls you mention apply in the USA, because american courts generally don't make the loser carry all legal costs; while in many other countries legal costs only come into play if...
  • Posted PPI 1.218 has been released - bug fixes, speed optimizations, tests, doc improvements to Cat Eats Mouse

    On request of Neil Bowers i pushed this release back a day, so now on CPAN Day in 2014 the first update of PPI in 3.5 years has been released to CPAN and will be available on a mirror near you soon.

    Since the release candidate only minor changes affecting the release process itself have be…

  • Posted Please Test: PPI 1.217_01 - bug fixes, speed optimizations, tests, doc improvements to Cat Eats Mouse

    You can get the latest dev release from your closest CPAN mirror, or manually from MetaCPAN:

    https://metacpan.org/release/MITHALDU/PPI-1.217_01

    After Adam Kennedy made his last release of PPI in February 2011 with 1.2…

  • Commented on A Simple dist.ini for Dist::Zilla
    Consider yourself frowned at for encouraging people to put code in their dist.ini files that isn't crossplatform. :( Please at least update this article to replace the apostrophes in the AfterBuild stuff with quotes....
  • Commented on Let's top git.io
    Not to disparage kentnl's other efforts, i do have to point out that around 60%-80% of his commits are the result of an automated script which updates this repository: https://github.com/kentfredric/perl5-cpan-test-data While i'll happily follow kentnl to play along with this...
  • Commented on Between Learning and Doing
    Not sure if this'll help you, but this year i actually started work on a multiplayer game in Perl, and you can see the code here: https://github.com/wchristian/Microidium Otoh, criticism would be useful too. :)...
  • Commented on Google misleads users
    Two things: 1. Google doesn't care what the latest is. It cares about what is being linked to. 2. SCO knows that 0.13 is the latest: [ http://search.cpan.org/~phred/Business-PayPal/ ] Why it doesn't show that on the module page is the...
  • Commented on Sick of being mocked by unit tests
    When mocking i tend to stick to mocking things purely outside my code. One of the least-mentioned tools, that is incredibly useful for that is Test::MockTime....
  • Commented on New developer tool: perlmodules.net
    I love this idea and thank you for making it. Now i can actually bury my abandoned experiment to make RSS feeds like this. :) One feature request i have is that i'd like to be able to look at...
  • Posted Segfault Fixing for Dummies to Cat Eats Mouse

    Today i tried to rebase my dev branch of OpenGL.pm on the latest changes and found that a segfault in OpenGL::Array was assumed to be fixed, despite still being alive and well. With nothing (haha) better to do i decided to poke at it and see if i could fix it. I foregrounded #xs on irc.perl.org…

  • Posted How to compile DBD::mysql on Windows to Cat Eats Mouse

    Putting this down here both for the public and for myself as a reminder.

    I still run ActivePerl v12, both because our production servers are at that version and because i see a lot of windows users at that version and lower. I use CPAN a lot and do tend to find obscure issues that break mo…

  • Commented on Please Join Gittip
    A better link to the community page is this one: https://www.gittip.com/for/perl/?limit=300 It shows not all of them, but a lot more members of the perl community on gittip. :)...
  • Commented on Rolless in Seattle
    There's one thing i'd like to point out: Made-up examples of classes usually fall flat because they're nothing like what would be implemented in real world code. You're not quite at the "cat, dog, tree" level, but your examples here...
  • Commented on On the relative readability of Perl and Python
    Why? Just saying that you like them in an in-depth discussion of them doesn’t contribute. Please give some real-life examples of things where comprehensions would’ve resulted in nicer code in perl....
  • Commented on On the relative readability of Perl and Python
    thetrb: Having gone through the “ugh, map and grep are so ugly” phase myself, I guarantee you it’s a training issue. I fixed that defect in my perl training on my own by reading the first few chapters of SICP....
  • Commented on Brainturk Mobile App
    I looked around on your website and at the appstore pages and i can't find any mention of Perl, so what does this have to do with Perl?...
  • Commented on Moving PPI to GitHub encourages some new activity
    Thanks for doing it and giving us the opportunity! :)...
  • Commented on MadMongers Tonight
    That is so cool. I don't like the Raspi myself, but i'm very happy to see other people working with it!...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    You can report BPO bugs at the feedback link at the bottom. ;) Source code links are good, but fairly confusing. It's hard to tell which of the idiosyncrasies in .pm are just weird style, and which are required for...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    One more thing: The benchmark page needs a link to the source code of the benchmarked programs....
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    Having read more, i backed it, because it looks reasonable and is relevant to my interests. I would however strongly recommend linking to http://rperl.org/the_low_magic_perl_commandments.html prominently, as it answers the first and most important question i had: Where's the catch? ;)...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    Much better, thanks for the fast reply. :)...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    I meant the entirety of the Kickstarter page. ;)...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    Still reading, but i've already one request: Please don't use american date format, your audience is international and to most of them it's terribly confusing....
  • Commented on MooseStyle: Self-made inline vs cpan-based inline
    What Mo does isn't really golfing in the way it's typically known, but mostly minimization in the same style as many JS minifiers do it. Unless you have specific complaints, you have no reason to worry about it. Also, it...
  • Commented on Plz recommend an in-browser irc client
    My only experience with in-browser IRC clients is Mibbit. However its users are with only one or two singular exceptions useless. At least have the decency to connect to ZNC, not directly to the server....
  • Commented on An Intro to Perl - Presented to Makers Academy students
    No, the only thing i care about is starting newbies off in such a way that they write code by default that's easily debuggable. Please try to keep aware of the very large difference between code in teaching materials (monkey...
  • Commented on An Intro to Perl - Presented to Makers Academy students
    Good to hear that you understand my worries. :) There's been a misunderstanding though. I intentionally said "without strict in effect", which is not the same as "with strict in the code". It's very easy to achieve the desired teaching...
  • Commented on An Intro to Perl - Presented to Makers Academy students
    That was written in 2003 and with the, then reasonable, assumption that newbies can be expected to actually put in work and understand the language and its quirks. I suspect you have not interacted with all too many newbies in...
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  • KENTNL commented on Let's top git.io

    I've modified my automated script also to commit with an email address that will cease to contribute to contribution stats.

    If I apply this to the whole repo retroactively it should take me down from 22k contributions to around 6k.

    That's still in the top 10, so I'm not worried.

  • zaki commented on Let's top git.io

    Kent, looks like you didn't make it this month. The follower cutoff got bumped up to 296.

    I agree that fixing the follower limitation is a better approach. Or even creating a reputation-like measure (people that contribute more count more?)

  • Ovid commented on Legal Issues in Game Software Creation

    Mithaldu,

    That's a huge gamble. Going to court still takes a lot of time and money. That's time you're not building your business and that's money that may run out before the judgment comes in. You still have to pay a lawyer while the case is ongoing. Lawyers generally don't show up and work for free, hoping for a payout at the end. And if you win? Then there's the appeal. And the appeal of the appeal. And so on. Further, there's no guarantee that you can get jurisdiction in a European court if your potentially infringing material is being distributed in the US.

    Stom…

  • David Mertens commented on Ideas for perl.org.in | an Indian connecting platform

    I think any sort of community building is a wonderful effort, to be commended. Solving a low-density issue is a hard problem, and the internet-based solutions you suggest sound like good ones. I can think of two basic issues you will need to solve.

    First, you must develop a critical mass. This will be difficult if you don't offer much of an incentive to join the group. The three incentives I can think of are (1) mutual support and help, (2) social connection, and (3) free advertising for freelancers. You might be able to think of others. How would your system incentivize folks to joi…

  • Abhishek Jain commented on Ideas for perl.org.in | an Indian connecting platform

    I like the idea of a mailing list, may be coupled with a wiki of profile of users.

    If so which wiki software should i use if not create one?

    I will be back with the mailing email but what wiki should i use.

    thanks

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