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  • Posted What does a modern blog dashboard look like? to andrewalker

    Yesterday, I described how I had approached developing PearlBee by reworking the data models and writing tests. That worked fine until a point, where the pipeline of user interaction was fairly obvious.

    For example, it’s easy to write tests for a “reset password” feature. The user is…

  • Posted Revitalizing blogs.perl.org to andrewalker

    About a year ago, I submitted a grant proposal to TPF to revitalize this platform, blogs.perl.org. It was supposed to have taken only a few months, but it's still not ready. In the meantime, I have been completely silent, at least publicly. What's going on? Is it ever going to be delivered?

  • Commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?
    I find File::Util really useful, and would make sense if it was added to core. Moose would be also great....
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  • nxadm.wordpress.com commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    For core, I think we should really concentrate on the stuff that is hurting Perl:

    - OO. The boilerplate and the verbosity needed to write OO with bless feels not really Perl.
    => Moose.
    - Exception handling.
    => Try::Tiny
    - Threading
    => ???

    C.

  • Leon Timmermans commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    I too agree with Elliot: let's not add too much to the core that isn't really close to the language. I'd like a MOP and better exception handling, but other than that we don't really need to add anything.

  • lajandy commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    My knee-jerk reaction is "no more stuff in the core!" Core Perl 5 is already getting bloated to the point *nix distributors are considering removing it from default installs. But after reading over others' comments, I do think there are a few additions that merit discussion. Most importantly, adding some form of try/catch block ala Try::Tiny should be discussed, especially if it could be augmented by a basic exception class like Exception::Simple. The eval exception handling syntax is just too crufty and awkward to use. Just about all modern languages have some type of built-in…

  • Clayton Scott commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    Ctypes!


    There are a large number of tools I'd like to use that have C client libraries and since my C is weak and my XS is weaker having ctypes in core would be quite awesome.


    http://gitorious.org/perl-ctypes/perl-ctypes


    But I would happily settle for it to be on CPAN.


    PS Thank you Reini Urban for picking up and running with the project.

  • educated_foo commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    Ctypes is great in that it doesn't need a compiler, but using mutant pack codes for function prototypes seems like a bad idea. I would rather see something that parsed (a subset of) C function prototypes. Even more awesome would be something that demangled and parsed C++ function names to get the prototypes automatically.

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blogs.perl.org is a common blogging platform for the Perl community. Written in Perl and offering the modern features you’ve come to expect in blog platforms, the site is hosted by Dave Cross and Aaron Crane, with a design donated by Six Apart, Ltd.