• Commented on Perl::Critic Has New Home And New Look
    Great work JRT...
  • Posted Spotify and Perl Article to dean

    Sawyer X recently gave a talk in which he outlined that merely talking about the stuff we are doing helps promote perl (watch his talk here on youtube). I believe he is absolutely correct.

    Mike Schilli is one person who I think…

  • Posted Next Sydney PM - 11th November to dean

    Posting on brought new faces to our last Sydney PM, so heres details on our next event. Please join us if you are in Sydney Australia!

    Hi All

    Catalyst IT have offered to host us this month, so I went ahead and booked their board room. Thanks to Andrew Boag fo…

  • Posted HTML::FormFu talk for Sydney PM to dean

    I am in the process of authoring a talk for Sydney PM as an intro to HTML::FormFu (via Catalyst). The draft of which follows, to which I would welcome feedback and suggestions.


    Efficient web forms.

    So you can leave at 5pm each day.

  • Commented on S.C.O. cloning project - progress report
    It's still not clear to me why doesnt become like (or be replaced by) something more community driven like That cpan's search function isn't the recommended place to browse cpan doesn't help perl's image (or help newbies)...
  • Commented on Sydney Perl Mongers Thursday Night
    Thanks to SiteSuite and Cees who arranges that for us, for allowing us to use their facilities last night and shouting us all dinner. A huge thanks to Jeffrey and Cees who gave very interesting and well prepared presentations on...
  • Posted Sydney Perl Mongers Thursday Night to dean

    Sydneysiders are invited to join us this Thursday night for yet another Sydney-PM meet.

    SiteSuite have offered to host us. Thanks to Cees for setting the wheels in motion for us to use the venue.

    What: Sydney PM
    Date: Thursday, 16th October 2014
    Time: 6-9:30pm…

  • Commented on Event::Lib
    I can see you are already trying ->
  • Commented on Event::Lib
    There is a process to taking over modules on PAUSE, see Personally i have not yet succeeded with it....
  • Commented on Opportunity to support Strawberry Perl
    how flexible are the above requirements?...
  • Commented on Please don't use ::Tiny unless it meets the ::Tiny criteria, thanks!
    Maybe make a Dist::Zilla plugin to test for it all?...
  • Commented on Put your CPAN distributions on github
    A nice (and key) feature of Git is that you can easily add any number of upstream's which you you can push too at will. So whilst you may prefer to use your own private git repo, or another git...
  • Commented on Foster Care
    Perhaps TPF could facilitate kickstarter style campaigns for perl related stuff? Like a derivative of grants, basically crowd funded grants?...
  • Commented on Some ideas for improving the community - The ANA initiative
    I am impressed how much I totally agree with this post. Getting organized and building a great experience is hugely important. Its totally legitimate to say "if you see a problem, then fix it" - alas that isn't in and...
  • Commented on Strawberry Perl released
    You might consider pushing these release announcements to sites like, and
  • Commented on Why Companies Turn Me Down For Contracts
    At the end of the day, you are still selling some of your waking hours for money. That is to say that you are earning money rather than making money. Whilst its important to build your career, remember that ultimately...
  • Commented on I need pack examples for the Camel
    Perhaps consider an example from
  • Commented on When do you upgrade perl?
    redhats blatant refusal to take perl seriously is very damaging. come on they put an end of life perl version in their new os. (5.10 in rhel6)...
  • Commented on Three things I'd Change About Perl
    This function just looks like a recipe for unmaintainable code and then system administrators contacting hitmen on their developers. Its interesting how languages focus on programmer conveniences and neglect other parts of a softwares lifecycle which can be just as...
  • Commented on RHEL and perl
    Sadly, perl 5.10 is slated for rhel6 rather than perl 5.12 My workplace is a large rhel and perl user, so we have placed a formal request for 5.12 in rhel6. Can i recommend that other rhel users log in...
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  • Toby Inkster commented on Please don't use ::Tiny unless it meets the ::Tiny criteria, thanks!

    Answering for Type::Tiny, although the distribution which it is part of is certainly not as tiny as it started out as, the Type::Tiny module itself is still pretty lean. The module itself has no non-core dependencies, and I've even tried to reduce the number of core dependencies as much as possible. (For example, it defines several constants, yet avoids loading

    Several of the other modules in the distribution have one non-core dependency - Exporter::Tiny. Exporter::Tiny started out bundled with Type::Tiny but because it was generically useful ended up being split out.…

  • Neil Bowers commented on Please don't use ::Tiny unless it meets the ::Tiny criteria, thanks!

    At the QA Hackathon in 2013, the Lancaster Consensus was created, which is a collection of standards and practices agreed by toolchain and QA/Test module writers. It stated that the minimum supported Perl going forward would be 5.8.1.

    Adam's post was written in 2007, and if you look at perlhist, 5.004 was released in 1997. I.e. it was setting the bar at a Perl that was 10 years old. Perl 5.8.1 was released in…

  • Ether commented on Please don't use ::Tiny unless it meets the ::Tiny criteria, thanks!

    > Maybe make a Dist::Zilla plugin to test for it all? can check for one part of it. [Test::MinimumVersion] can test for another.

  • kmx commented on Opportunity to support Strawberry Perl

    Of course they are flexible, the minimum is something like 3 CPU / 4 GB RAM / 80 GB HDD + whathever 64bit Windows operating system (VPS mostly come with DataCenter edition due to licensing reasons). RDP access is a must. As for internet connectivity by "unlimited" I mean no limits with outgoing connections "to the internet" for incoming traffic we need only RDP + KVM (usually VNC-based), data volume in "high season" might be in tens of GB per month.

  • Toby Inkster commented on Event::Lib

    I'd suggest releasing 1.04 to CPAN straight away. As you're not the maintainer, it won't be officially indexed, so people won't be able to install it using:

    cpan Event::Lib

    Instead they'll need to install it like:

    cpan CRUX/Event-Lib-1.04.tar.gz

    Then, if you become maintainer later you can re-release as 1.05 and it will be indexed. Or if Tassilo von Parseval re-appears, he'll be able to pick up maintenance using your fixed version as a base for his next release.

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