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john napiorkowski

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  • 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 The problem with CPAN: depending on poorly maintained modules
    Part of using CPAN is that you need to put some effort into understanding a module's popularity and any issues around it. For example The Squatting framework doesn't see a lot of love if you look at the revision history,...
  • 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...
  • Commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas
    I would add some general thoughts on fundraising, if we are talking about that, and maybe to some degree trying to write a lessons learned here that would be of value to anyone else that tried in the future. I...
  • Commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas
    Hi Ribasushi, I am sure things will find a new path that works, you're super smart! Since this is a public channel I wanted to reply regarding #catalyst, I don't think I was pushed out, but just pushed in a...
  • Commented on Suspending efforts on my #riba2016 crowdfunding campaign, looking forward to my own Xmas
    Ribasushi, Sorry this didn't work out for you. So much of the failures of the last few years has really lead to me wonder if the age of community driven free/open software is over... I understand you're need to step...
  • Commented on Fixed 5.22 problems during my compiler port
    I think Perl::Build has support: https://metacpan.org/changes/distribution/Perl-Build#L5 but haven't test it yet. I wish somehow we could have a Perl development process that reflected what the vast majority of Perl programmers needed from a language, but I guess that never happening...
  • Commented on Vagrant Perl Development Environment v1.1.0 released
    Hey, just noticed this and wanted to say thanks for providing it. It was just what I needed for a tight deliverable, (jnap)...
  • Commented on Nominate Perl heroes for the 2015 White Camel Awards
    Two people come to mind that are not on the list yet AFAIK Karen "Ether" Etheridge. She's been willing to take on a ton of important CPAN modules that need maintaining but nobody else was willing to step up. Check...
  • Commented on 6.concerns
    Simply declaring the language calling itself Perl6 'production ready' isn't going to be enough to get people using it. I share the concern that this big announce is going to flop and yet again negatively impact those of us trying...
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  • Joel Berger commented on Retraction of Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US

    I have a similar one, Mojo::FriendFeed is dead because friendfeed is dead. That said, I love the code so I let it sit there, a testament to beautiful code that will no longer be burdened by "users" and "services".

  • Neil Bowers commented on Retraction of Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US

    Given the service only recently disappeared, I'd suggest the following:

  • Do a release which is marked as deprecated, both in the doc, the code, and the metadata.
  • Have the code croak with an explanatory error message.
  • In the doc say something like "this will be removed from CPAN in 2018". It will always be available from your BackPAN directory, and github.
  • Put something in your calendar / todo list for January 2018 :-)
  • Tom Wyant commented on Retraction of Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US

    Thank you all for the feedback, and especially to Neil Bowers for the cookbook. At the moment the only notation about what is going on is in the Changes file, and that is pretty terse. I will make at least one release with "DO NOT USE THIS" all over it.

    This is not the first time I have wondered if there is a central repository for hopefully-seldom-used procedures. All I have for the Lancaster Consensus is this link, and I suspect it would be difficult to find if I had not stumble…

  • Tom Wyant commented on Retraction of Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US

    Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US 0.006_01 just went to PAUSE. There are no functional changes, I just wanted people to see my attempt to mark this module as deprecated and under threat of retraction.

  • Duncan White commented on Newbie Poison

    Like others, I think you were a bit harsh picking out the "what CPU" question, that response seems clear simple and polite to me.

    But I do agree that the "bad practices" second answer was rather snotty and unhelpful - especially saying that the OP's code had several bad practices but not bothering to clearly explain: which specific bad practices he had in mind. Maybe the commentator had had a bad day?

    More generally, I completely agree that we should take the time to reply helpfully and politely on various Perl beginner forums.

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