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Mark Lawrence

  • About: I blog about Perl.
  • Posted Shell access to $NOT_MY_ENVIRONMENT for development? to Mark Lawrence

    I'm a self employed hacker. My development (actually, my total) infrastructure consists of a six-year old laptop running Linux with a full disk and a noisy fan, and a rented virtual server, also Linux. I have a few modules up on CPAN, which occasionally receive reports from cpantesters or the odd…

  • Commented on Bash function for directory-dependent local::lib
    It appears smartcd comes with local::lib *and* perlbrew integration out of the box - fantastic. Thanks for the tip!...
  • Posted Bash function for directory-dependent local::lib to Mark Lawrence

    On my laptop I use perlbrew to keep my system perl separate from my development perl. But I also develop various Perl projects with different dependencies, and would like to keep those dependencies separate if possible. Using a separate perlbrew perl for each project as well would be overkill in…

  • Commented on One tricky thing when using local::lib - RESOLVED! :)
    Thanks for asking from me too - I've been trying to solve something related to this as well. However sudo -E only gets halfway there (on Debian at least): it seems that PATH is reset even with the -E due...
  • Commented on YAPC Videos On YouTube
    The most useful way of reaching a YAPC::NA video on youtube would be via a link from the YAPC::NA conference website schedule abstract page. The list of titles on the youtube yapcna channel on its own doesn't give me enough...
  • Commented on Thanks for the Live Streams from YAPC::NA
    I wish I could leave a thank you note, but "Install Microsoft Silverlight" excludes those of us who aren't members of the club. By all accounts the rest of the YAPC::NA organisation appears to have been excellent, but this particular...
  • Commented on Twitter Bootstrap templates for Dancer Applications
    > The issue why I haven't released this onto CPAN yet is that I'm not aware of a better way to distribute ephemeral projects like templates and Javascript via the CPAN toolchain than to package them into a module /...
  • Commented on Removing Locale::Country::SubCountry from CPAN
    This highlights a very sad fact about the state of such basic information: there is no single, complete, update-to-date, authoritative source for country names, divisions, timezones, currency, etc in a relationally consistent format, translated, easily update-able, exportable, synchronize-able, partition-able, API-able......
  • Commented on Removing Locale::Country::SubCountry from CPAN
    If you aren't already aware of it http://geonames.org has an API that *may* provide the information you need, or (admittedly large) exports of all data which could be culled for this module....
  • Posted githook-perltidy update to Mark Lawrence

    Last year I wrote script to automatically tidy up your Perl code as it is commited by Git. I just ironed out a final issue that had been bugging me: partially indexed files.…

  • Commented on User friendly command line apps with even less suffering
    I like the idea of declarative definition of command-line options, but any combination of "Moose" and "command-line" just turns me right off. If I have to wait for Moose to load (perhaps because I don't have the "big developer's workstation"...
  • Commented on Please help improve Pod::Perldoc 3.17
    Thank you for your work on this un-sexy but important part of the Perl ecosystem....
  • Commented on Running perltidy in a Git commit hook (githook-perltidy)
    Since this initial announcement went out I've written some tests for githook-perltidy and discovered a couple of issues. Namely that the script wasn't doing what it claimed to do. Version 0.02 was pushed to Github a few minutes ago with...
  • Posted Running perltidy in a Git commit hook (githook-perltidy) to Mark Lawrence

    I have found a couple of

  • Commented on Heads up II - Astro-satpass modifications
    I had never heard of the Astro-satpass distribution until you posted this blog entry. In the interests of promoting the wide-ranging uses of Perl I would hope that you continue blogging your updates....
  • Commented on And the fastest OO accessor is...
    quote: "There's a lot of FUD out there about the performance of various OO modules, particularly Mouse. So let's set it straight with some benchmarking." I thought it was now common-wisdom that the overall run-time performance of most applications is...
  • Posted Introducing App::Dispatcher to Mark Lawrence

    I have an issue somewhat related to Steven Haryanto's concern about bloated apps. I can live with a command taking a second longer to run when performing work, but I absolutely detest waiting that…

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