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  • Aristotle commented on blogs.perl.org security breach

    Well a move has been in discussion for a very long time. The problem is that while all of four us running b.p.o want to get off it post haste if possible, none of us has the slack to make it a priority project. And now that the site has been brought back online, the urgency is already lessening again. As long as the site is at least limping along, any big change will be slow going.

    And personally I don’t want us to just do something, anything to get away from where we are now – that is the exact strategy that landed us in this bind in the first place. (We didn’t have t…

  • Toby Inkster commented on When a failure is not a failure

    Perl actually has about four different things it calls an expression internally. The thing which is valid after a named unary operator is an "arithexpr"; this is the most limited form of expression, only allowing operators with precedence down to the bitshift operators.

    Next is the "termexpr", which allows anything down to assignment. After that is the "listexpr", which allows anything down to the comma.

    Lastly there is the "fullexpr", which would even accept the low-precedence boolean operators (e.g. and and or).

    In a standard function call,…

  • Ron Savage commented on Please Test: PPI 1.217_01 - bug fixes, speed optimizations, tests, doc improvements

    I just tested it by installing it and then (re-)installing Marpa::R2 V 2.088, and running all the tests for my modules which use Marpa. Result:

    All tests (523) for my Marpa-based modules passed after installing PPI 1.217_01.

  • rns commented on Please Test: PPI 1.217_01 - bug fixes, speed optimizations, tests, doc improvements

    I just tested it by installing it and then (re-)installing Marpa::R2 V 2.088, which has some tests runs when PPI is available, and it Marpa::R2 built tested and installed with PPI 1.217_01 ok on windows (cl, perl 15.8.1) and cygwin (gcc, perl 5.14.1).

  • animatedream commented on Perl and Me, Part 6: Perl Is Engineering <i>and</i> Art

    First, I would never argue that python makes it hard to write bad code. It's very easy to write bad code in any language. I would argue instead that python attempts to make it easier to write good code, by reducing the number of idiosyncrasies a programmer must be informed of to make

    I don't understand the benefit to software development in being able to express a meaning in any way but the best way. I don't think the arguments put forth here really contradict that. The problem: Who's best way?

    In python's philosophy, the principle of least astonishment ranks higher than eve…

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