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  • Commented on YATOP5R (y a thought on Perl roadmap) [rewritten]
    I think you mean "what caused it" and not "what it caused". "What it caused" means "The rant caused Sawyer to start a thread". "What caused it" means "Sawyer's thread lead to this rant". Anyway, I think the fact we're...
  • Commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency
    That's funny, because, as it happens, Dancer was ported to Perl 6 a long while ago. :)...
  • Commented on Are conference speakers compensated
    Who expects YAPC to cover 50 speakers? Also, where's the math from? Speakers are from the US (some local to the city even), Canada, Europe, Asia, Brazil, etc. If you take a look at keynote speakers, some of them actually...
  • Commented on Are conference speakers compensated
    It's quite possible (hell, probable) that I misunderstood brian, but the point I'm making isn't about "dirty secrets" but rather about matching expectations, both as organizers as speakers. Your points, although not contradictory to what I'm saying, are noteworthy and...
  • Posted Are conference speakers compensated to Sawyer X

    Recently brian d foy wrote about compensation for conference speakers. The term "dirty secret" prompted me to write about it as well.

  • Commented on How should conference speakers be compensated?
    I hope I was less than my usual jerk self with it: http://blogs.perl.org/users/sawyer_x/2014/08/are-conference-speakers-compensated.html...
  • Commented on How should conference speakers be compensated?
    "Dirty secret"? Really? I was about to write a long comment but maybe I should write a blog post instead....
  • Posted Who's running @PerlUpdate account on Twitter? to Sawyer X

    Does anyone know the answer?

    It's currently just publishing anything that has the word "Perl" in it. You'd be surprised how many people have "Perl" as their last name.

    If you know who the person is behind the account, please contact me, or contact them telling them I would like to …

  • Posted Major Dancer 2 release: 0.140000 to Sawyer X

    (cross-posted from the Dancer users mailing list)

    Hey everyone!

    I just released a new version of Dancer 2. It's a major one. I'd like to share a bit about it.

  • Commented on Let's delete 10,000 files from CPAN
    470 files marked for deletion....
  • Posted AmsterdamX.pm hosting a Perl hackathon! to Sawyer X

    At AmsterdamX.pm we decided to cook up a special surprise this cold February: we're hosting our first hackathon!

    But since we like surprises, there is one more surprise. We will have a special guest: Stevan Little. Yes, that Stevan Little.

  • Commented on The 2013 White Camels
    Muhaha Wendy and Liz won!...
  • Commented on Moving PPI to GitHub encourages some new activity
    Thank you for doing this....
  • Posted New Dancer 2 release: 0.11 to Sawyer X

    Hi everyone!

    A new version of Dancer 2 has just been uploaded to CPAN: 0.11.

    Before we go over the changes we've had, I'd like to take a moment to welcome Russell Jenkins (veryrusty) as a member of the Dancer core dev team. Russell has done tremendous work on Dancer and provided pa…

  • Commented on What if Perl OO was a Core Feature?
    Toby Inkster gave an excellent answer. This "if OO will be easy and integral, people will force it upon me everywhere, all the time" claim is not just silly, but it's absurd and unfounded. It's actually just FUD. Toby pointed...
  • Posted New Dancer 2 release: 0.08 to Sawyer X

    (this is the email sent to the Dancer users mailing list, updating on recent releases)

    Hey,

    we have just released a new version of Dancer 2: 0.08. While it didn't carry everything we had wanted (one specific change was left for 0.09), we decided it is more important not to delay fe…

  • Posted New Dancer 2 release: 0.07 to Sawyer X

    (this is the email sent to the Dancer users mailing list, updating on recent releases)

    Hey everyone,

    I would like to get back into the habit of letting everyone know what's going on with Dancer. This means keeping you up to date on releases and our plans for the future.

  • Commented on Modules ported to p5-mop
    I wanted to start converting my modules too but got a few issues (including a segfault) in the process of running perl 5.16 using Perlbew. :(...
  • Commented on TPF Grant Progress Report: July 2013
    I love reading grant progress reports. It gives a sense of being there with you, and being included in the thoughts and ideas, and the effort into putting those into action. Thank you for writing them even though it's not...
  • Commented on TPF Grant Progress Report: July 2013
    I love reading grant progress report. It gives a sense of being there with you, included in the thoughts and ideas, and the effort into putting those into action. Thank you for doing it even though it's not required....
  • Commented on Kegler spam
    In most programs it's the keyboard button "J", or just click "Next"....
  • Commented on Crowdsourcing self-confidence
    This is gonna take a bit, and I apologize for that, but there's a lot to say. First of all, you're quite technically gifted. Beyond the ability to bring ideas into term, you also have a plan of where to...
  • Commented on p5-MOP syntax improvements
    Thank you for continuously updating about this. :)...
  • Commented on Kegler spam
    I'm disturbed by people disturbed by long posts they can just skip with a single button. How can I flag this post as "abuse [of my time]"?...
  • Commented on Recruiters suck, and why I became one.
    As I've said in person, I'm sure Leïla and you will do a wonderful job. You have the knowledge (social, administrative, technical), experience and passion for it....
  • Commented on Once More Unto The Breach
    I think in retrospect this will turn out to be one of the more important steps done for Perl. Unsurprisingly, it will probably be up there along with Moose - both done by the same imaginative person. Thanks for that....
  • Commented on Pre-Modern Perl VS Post-Modern Perl: FIGHT!
    Excellent post, Buddy! I just want to note that evolution is basically adaptation for survival's sake. If we're talking about surviving the future, Perl (as with any animal) must adapt (or "evolve") to fit the environment. To write *new* things...
  • Commented on Post Every Day
    I think the post-a-day approach was a major part of why YAPC::NA last year was sold out so soon and got people so excited about it even before it started....
  • Commented on Using Stratopan To Build ... Stratopan
    Aaand... you ruined it, Getty. :)...
  • Commented on Using Stratopan To Build ... Stratopan
    Take a look at Getty's reply, please. You'll notice that although he is well known for being... let's say "abrasive", he still nailed it. He basically said "you could have phrased it differently" and added "and I hope that eventually...
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  • smls commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency
    There are cases where Rakudo/MoarVM keeps up with Perl 5 at built-ins, or beats it handily. At built-ins. Check out the benchmarks and see for yourself.

    I only see 3 kinds of micro-benchmarks on that page where Perl 6 comes in faster or as fast as Perl 5:

    1. Empty loops combined with integer arithmetic: while_empty_native, postwhile_nil_native, loop_empty_native

      This seems like an altogether archaic use-case from a P5 point of view (that is, probably not very meaningful with regards to real-life code).

    2. Rational number ar…
  • Aristotle commented on Try rakudobrew and play with concurrency
    But lets not call it before it happens... :)

    The way I understand these results is “here is proof positive that it can”: a plausible promise. There are still seasons’ worth of low-hanging fruit ahead, anywhere you look, so the fact that we have these results now is an encouraging indicator of how high the effort might be able to reach.

    Before this point, that was always the claim and the idea, and for some people it was the reasonable expectation, but there was no tangible evidence. It remains to be seen if the promise can be fulfilled, but th…

  • lichtkind commented on YATOP5R (y a thought on Perl roadmap) [rewritten]

    thank you, fixed . :)

    you were the only one I hope who didnt read this. :) but sure we could do way more. My point was rather ( and maybe i should reedit to make it clearer): that much more gets done if we don't ponder great visions as much, but everybody starts to scratch their itches in a community friendly way (try to talk first, look how its done before, yadda).

    Not only because many little things add up, but also because when the lower hanging fruits are out of the way "high experts" can do so much more. have much more to say about but better think it through first.

  • hesco commented on What package provides gdlib-config in your distribution?

    This is untested at the moment, but perhaps I can update this in a few minutes after exercising it a bit in my environment. This snippet is from a puppet manifest under development which manages an installation of an in-house application dependent on GD. It is intended to encapsulate the research above. Pretty sure this is the right factor key to test against. If blogs.perl.org permits an author to edit their own comments I will be back to fix any errors introduced here in the puppet and facter code, although in my environment at the moment I will only be testing against ubuntu.

  • hesco commented on What package provides gdlib-config in your distribution?

    And of course I mis-spelled the one OS I'm testing against. Worked with a Network Administrator once who told me that he did not make mistakes. He only cut-and-pasted other people's mistakes. Guess I should have run `facter operatingsystem` and followed his advise to avoid that error.

    Otherwise, this puppet syntax seems to work fine.

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