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john napiorkowski

  • About: I blog about Perl.
  • Commented on Reviewing Perl 5 . in @INC at the Perl Toolchain Summit
    You all know it was unaccountable bureaucrats in Europe making wild, life changing decisions without double checking with the impacted communities lead to Brexit......
  • Commented on Type::Tiny 1.2 Coming Soon
    Thanks for working so hard on this!...
  • Commented on Perl in a Business Application
    Great post and thanks for sharing your success. I think Perl needs more PR like this. If you don't mind me asking, did you consider Catalyst for your project and if so I'd love to heard the reasons for rejection....
  • Commented on Wrapping a C shared library with Perl and XS
    Thanks for the details here, I know a ton of people find this to be one of the more arcane bits of Perl. -john...
  • Commented on Machine learning in Perl
    Sergey++ !!! When will this go to CPAN?...
  • Commented on Research on how module authors "negotiate" breaking changes in software package managers
    FWIW, when I did Catalyst deployments I tried hard to avoid breaking stuff, but if I needed it I tried to provide some remediation such as configuration flags that could be set to provide backward compatibility (like with the UTF8...
  • Commented on Portable GitHub system "GitPrep 2.3" is released - At last, "Issues system" is added. "Bug tracking" available!
    you really deserve a ton of karma for the hard work you put into this! -jnap...
  • Commented on All Good Things
    Nice Star Trek:TNG reference :) Best of luck!...
  • Commented on Retraction of Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US
    I think if I had old code that depending on this I'd like a release that explained why everything is breaking, I think that would help. Plus the old code might serve as an example to someone that needed to...
  • Commented on Newbie Poison
    Its not just with newbies, I find we often choose aggressive means of communicating with each other and generally fail to give each other useful feedback. I...
  • Commented on FFI::Platypus is interesting. It seems like real FFI module for Perl 5.
    Hi Yuki, Yes, one thing the Perl community needs to do better is to use social sharing tools. We talk a lot with each other on IRC but that doesn't get the same amount of notice as github stars for...
  • Commented on Perl 6 NativeCall: Look, Ma! I'm a C Programmer!
    thanks, useful post. --jnap...
  • Commented on Perl 6 Is Slower Than My Fat Momma!
    I see, maybe if you'd link to that it would help. Still, I'd consider taking the high road and just focus on what is going to make us awesome, but that's me personally. FWIW the regex stuff seems pretty fast,...
  • Commented on Perl 6 Is Slower Than My Fat Momma!
    I'm glad you seem really passionate about Perl6 but I'm not clear after reading this if I understand how some of these problems are being addressed. I think it would be better to have a little more humility here, instead...
  • Commented on On The Mojolicious Codebase
    From where I stand it appears that Mojolicious attracts a different type of person to Perl than perhaps us ‘old schoolers’. Historically Perl and CPAN has followed the Unix philosophy of ‘do one thing and do it as good as...
  • Commented on Perl 6: The Next Node.js, Done Right
    I think the issue with NPM here has shown a defect in the corporate patronage model of open source, rather than any defect in Javascript as a language. Perl (and Perl6) has done the hard work of building a community...
  • Commented on Perl6 module namespace
    It would be nice if it was better organized but that's probably not going to be easy in such a decentralized project. In any case its no worse than npm or github. It makes discovery harder, yeah that's a problem,...
  • Commented on How to Make a Perl 6 Module (Bit Rot Thursday)
    Thanks, this is really useful and I look forward to seeing the Perl6 Metacpan active....
  • Commented on Perl 6 is written in... Perl 6
    One of the features that P6 has that I wish we had in P5....
  • Commented on Python is The New "Write-Only, Linenoise" Language
    Having had to endure 20 years of being hassled for choosing Perl5, I wish we can take the high road here and not perpetuate it. I don't like Python but a ton of people do, so I am cool with...
  • Commented on Further Perl 6 Adventures
    thank you Liz!...
  • Commented on Further Perl 6 Adventures
    Have you figured out how (or if we can) inspect the signatures prior to calling a method? like a ->meta->method('xx')->signature or something...
  • Commented on The Perl 6 User Experience
    great idea!...
  • Commented on On the Semantic Naming of Things
    Well, I find myself pretty much agreeing with everyone here I guess :) My feeling is that like 10 years ago give or take, once we realized Perl6 was not replacing Perl5 (in the way that Perl5 ‘replaced’ Perl4) and...
  • Commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?
    raiph, Looks like I forget to hit send or something, I had a longer response but the short version is I don't know enough to give a rational but report, but I think it has something to do with Catalyst...
  • Commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?
    Raiph, I only yesterday figured out how to run tests on Perl6 so once I have some rational bugs to report I will give them. I just hate to go on IRC and say "It doesn't work." However now I...
  • Commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?
    Zoffix, As a working Perl5 programmer I often feel that Perl6 is the worst possible idea we could have had. But I have pledged myself to try to put aside frustration and anger in dealing with Perl6, at least for...
  • Commented on Christmas Came, Bah Humbug
    I know a lot of people have put a ton of time into Perl6, so its hard to hear it when people say, "so what?" I have to be honest and say that I've felt increasingly unhappy with how all...
  • Commented on Response to The Perl Jam 2
    If someone has a security vulnerability in Catalyst I am sure if it was properly reported it would be fixed. -jnap...
  • Commented on #riba2016 ends - now what?
    Ribasushi, Best of luck with how-ever this works for you, and glad a solid paying contract was in the mix there as well. Ultimately most of us doing community work are doing so out of a mix of the feeling...
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  • Mikko Koivunalho commented on Perl in a Business Application

    Thank you for complementing.

    I did consider Catalyst. I have used it once before and I have a good impression. But we don't need Model-View-Controller. Catalyst, Dancer2 and Mojolicious were all on the board.

    If in the future the application gets extended with a bigger "lego piece" (i.e. microservice) with perhaps several interconnecting parts, Catalyst might get pulled back into the play.

  • Emil Per. commented on Perl in a Business Application

    Perl 4 was bad, all the "not enterprisey" enough comments are about Perl 4 which also was used a lot in enterprises and caused unholy messes, some of which still echo after more than 20 years

    Yes, I had to maintain Perl 5 code hastily ported from Perl 4 around 2014, and it was ... educational.

    Perl 5 is more maintainable than Java, and a lot more maintainable than C++.

  • Emil Per. commented on Perl in a Business Application

    "Yes, I had to maintain Perl 5 code hastily ported from Perl 4 around 2014, and it was ... educational."

    I meant

    "Yes, around 2014 I had to maintain Perl 5 code hastily ported from Perl 4, and it was ... educational."

  • Ron Savage commented on Perl in a Business Application

    Well done Mikko. I think the important thing here is having the nerve to admit a design/code combo is not working and to take the decision to replace it. IOW It's OK to fail, err, for a while.

  • Steve Bertrand commented on Reviewing Perl 5 . in @INC at the Perl Toolchain Summit

    "Adam Kennedy owns 220 modules. Many of which are well up river. He is inactive on CPAN but usually very open to sharing his modules for release fixes. Karen will be looking at taking over all of them to do a release to fix this."

    I'll (STEVEB) gladly help out here if someone wants to give me co-maint on a bunch of them and let me know which ones.

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