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john napiorkowski

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  • Commented on The End of an Era, Good Bye Perl 5
    The more I think about this the more I think it sucks you feel so attacked you need to step away. Something like that happened to me a year ago. I'm sorry about it :(...
  • Commented on The End of an Era, Good Bye Perl 5
    Best of luck Zoffix. I hope to be able to look at Perl6 in a year or two down the road if I haven't jumped to some totally other community. Last I looked in Feb the setup and docs didn't...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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  • Zoffix Znet commented on The End of an Era, Good Bye Perl 5

    > So what started with your assertion that Perl 6 is not intended to displace Perl 5 ended with you saying farewell because Perl 6 has displaced Perl 5 in your life [...] you appreciate that the anxieties of Perl 5 people are not entirely unfounded

    No, it started with my assertion that many Perl 5 folks did not like Perl 6 and wanted to continue and improve Perl 5 on its own path. And for nearly a year, I treated Perl 5 as such a language. And now, it ended because I'm sick and tired of abuse from the Perl 5 community and no longer wish to have anything to do with it.

    The anx…

  • Zoffix Znet commented on The End of an Era, Good Bye Perl 5

    > Just a question, when you say you moved on to Perl6 and leave Perl5 behind, are you actually working on the job with Perl6, like its supporting you?

    I do use Perl 6 for smaller scripts at work, but I've not yet made the move for it to be the go-to for everything. I'm the sole person responsible for choosing the tech we use, so I'm a bit cautious when it comes to growing the list of technologies the candidate who would replace me would need to know.

    > Perl6 and was hoping to hear from other people that used it on the job an what the lessons learned are. Appreciate it.

  • Aristotle commented on The End of an Era, Good Bye Perl 5
    I'm sick and tired of abuse from the Perl 5 community and no longer wish to have anything to do with it.

    You are painting with a broad brush.

    Do you acknowledge that there is a segment of the Perl 6 community that has a shitty attitude toward Perl 5 also?

    The most galling thing is that it echoes (and sometimes borders on) the very same ridicule that Perl as a whole has been treated with for a long time, by people who prefer other languages. “Crufty, legacy, crazy semantics, olllllllld, why would anyone still use that now” etc.

  • Zoffix Znet commented on The End of an Era, Good Bye Perl 5
    But you’re telling me to stop attacking you because you feel I am a Perl 5 person when I never personally attacked you.

    Never felt or claimed you were personally attacking me. The 'you' in the sentence you quoted refers to the Perl 5 community as I experience it through my interactions with it; the most recent experience detailed in this article.

    You feel that merely because you’re a Perl 6 person doesn’t mean that you personally represent the bogeyman that Perl 5 people fear, so you want the attacks on you to stop.

    I feel the…

  • Pawel bbkr Pabian commented on The End of an Era, Good Bye Perl 5

    I think it is up to Sawyer X and p5 porters to shape future relations between Perl 5 and Perl 6. And there are 3 ways to do it:

    1. Go toward seamless upgrade. That means filling gap between 5.24.0 and 6 with missing features in 5.25, 5.26, 5.27 and so on. This is replacement scenario.

    2. Try to create complementary language. Create 5.25+2i, 5.26+20i, and so on, where the real part represents some missing features borrowed directly from 6 and the imaginary part represents ideas unique to 5. This is sister language scenario.

    3. Mess everything up by back porting many fe…

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