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john napiorkowski

  • About: I blog about Perl.
  • Commented on What I expect from a Web Framework
    I find if you use Catalyst features correctly (although with a handful of plugins) you can achieve better separation of concerns and avoid fat controllers and models that only work under Catalyst. Out of the box its dependency injection features...
  • Commented on The Hot New Language Named Rakudo
    Funny enough mst floated a proposal around that that was a great idea but nobody got excited by it enough (or the leadership didn't care about it, I guess its not a problem form them) http://shadow.cat/blog/matt-s-trout/pumpkin-perl-breakdown/ Just search for 'mst...
  • Commented on The Hot New Language Named Rakudo
    The issue with naming this new language Perl6 is two fold: 1) The vast majority of people in IT that are outside the Perl community see the slow development of Perl6 as proof the language is a dead end. I...
  • Commented on Because CPAN Needs More Templating Modules
    I like it since I'm a fan of strongly typed interfaces for the template. I'd love to take it even further, like the template is a subclass of Template::Compiled::Class and the class attributes and methods are exposed to the template...
  • 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...
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  • Aaron Priven commented on The Hot New Language Named Rakudo

    It seems clear that there is no intention on the part of Larry Wall to rename Perl 6, no matter what benefits that renaming might have for both the Perl 5 and Perl 6 communities.

    Perhaps, rather than doing nothing, it would be better to rename Perl 5. Perl 5.26 could be the last version released by the Perl 5 Porters, and version 5.28 could be called something else. ("Nacre," perhaps.) At this point, my view is that it is largely the confusion around Perl 6 that has caused the problems with the Perl brand, so perhaps it's appropriate for Perl 6 to be stuck with it.

  • Grinnz commented on The Hot New Language Named Rakudo

    I appreciated the effort on the part of mst to push the idea to rename Perl 5 as a compromise we have more control over. But do we really? Perl 5 has over 20 years of mindshare in the programming world, in system administration, in regex libraries, and so on. In the mind of the community at large, Perl 5 is Perl.

    Additionally, while renaming Perl 5 does potentially mitigate confusion in indicating that Perl 5 has no intention of being replaced, renaming Perl 5 wouldn't solve one of the primary issues discussed in this blog post: that people turn away from Perl 6 when it doesn't act l…

  • fmara commented on The Hot New Language Named Rakudo

    Excellent idea zoffix.

    Because Perl 6 contains the word 'Perl', most dev simply refuse to look at it due to association with Perl 5. It is not cool or modern.

    Rakudo sounds good as well, which should help its marketing. If the logo could change as well, it might even be appealing to under ~40yo devs.

  • faraco commented on The Hot New Language Named Rakudo

    The Rakudo Programming Language sounds great.

  • Jian Huang commented on Machine learning in Perl

    Thank you for your contribution to the community! Just tested on Gentoo Linux. Very good performance achieved!

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