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  • About: Code requires [some order of magnitude] higher cleverness to read than to write, so if you are writing code at maximum cleverness, then you have already excluded yourself from being clever enough to understand it.
  • Commented on We are all Perl's ambassadors...
    I don't think enough rating happen period, let alone enough that it would be a good idea to limit any being left. 8 out of 8 people found that review helpful. I don't want inconsistent ratings where I have to...
  • Commented on Inline Granted
    I'm glad to see this is happening. Thanks Ingy and TPF...
  • Commented on Perl Help :(
    mohamed i am not an expert but if you want to try something you can add the following under use IO::Socket; use Acme::Goatse; print goatse(); and see if the output tells you anything?...
  • Commented on blogs.perl.org and https
    You can use an encrypted VPN to prevent those ads all sites....
  • Commented on My Love/Hate Relationship with CPAN Testers
    If I get a bug on some weird environment setup I want to know about it so I can fix it. Whats a false positive to you may not be a false positive to me. And believe me, I hate...
  • Commented on Build For The Small Guy
    From a developer standpoint I completely agree and would rather have as many people using my product as possible. From a business standpoint we've found raising our prices led to more sales, so we didn't end up becoming a slave...
  • Commented on Build For The Small Guy
    I think any sane company would rather support 10 customers than 10k, profit being equal....
  • Commented on What exactly is going on at Perlmonks?
    Maybe you should go read about the Adria Richards fiasco and maybe you will start to see there is a balance that needs to be struck (and some random, crappy, joke on the bottom corner of a webpage hardly crosses...
  • Commented on What exactly is going on at Perlmonks?
    Ya know, Adria Richards made a complete ass of herself by overreacting to a similar joke at PyCon and it ended up with 3 people getting fired from their jobs (including Adria a few days later). There is a difference...
  • Commented on What does this PHP print?
    <?php if (0 == "zero") { print "welp\n"; } ?> welp...
  • Commented on Encouraging bloggers to use the 'extended' feature
    @brian e lozier: For one thing its especially painful if you browse on anything other than a computer....
  • Commented on Perl 7 - Final Thoughts
    I agree with Joel, especially in terms of bringing in new Perl developers. These are the type of people who have very little to information they can actually understand to base their choice of languages on. So thoughts like "I...
  • Commented on Perl 7
    Perl 6 seems like it has quite a bit of responsibility for leading to the 'Perl is dead' mentality. Even if it involves some initial bad press, it's probably best to rename Perl 6 to something else and let the...
  • Commented on what to know about aligning
    I think you want to use http://search.cpan.org/~vbar/Algorithm-NeedlemanWunsch-0.03/lib/Algorithm/NeedlemanWunsch.pm...
  • Posted DBIx::Class::FilterColumn: making transformation easier to ugexe

    Over a year ago I was tasked with creating a data warehouse for sports data. Having known absolutely nothing about data warehousing/ETL, my first sport ended up quite the mess; scrapers would extract and transform at the same time then stuff it into a database where it most likely needed…

  • Posted Assigning a user defined function at runtime to ugexe

    I recently wrote my first XS module, and found myself wanting to dynamically load it in the parent module if possible. The next problem was what if the user wants to change back to the pure Perl version? And then, what if the user wants to use Other::Module's similar_function?

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  • Aristotle commented on We are all Perl's ambassadors...
    I wonder how many

    My guess is few. Every single one of these cases is lamentable, so the fact that there are relatively few is no great solace, but I do not see signs of an epidemic of chasing novices away in this manner. (There are other ways in which the Perl community seems a lot more hostile to novices, at least intermittently.)

    However, when I think about it, I can’t claim to feel that CPAN Ratings ever became a really valuable resource. Most reviews are worthless, hostile or not. If CPAN Ratings were to get thrown away tomorrow, very little of the co…

  • Salve J. Nilsen commented on We are all Perl's ambassadors...

    One obvious way to improve the situation is by letting CPANratings "time out", so old (and presumably fixed) comments get a reduced visibility.

    I think cpanratings.perl.org can be made into a much better resource than it is today, but this would require some coding.

    Having said that, who's managing/developing that site, and is the code public?

    The site info page is missing, and it looks very much to be part of Perl NOC's services, although it's not published with the other perl.org sites found on https://github.com/perlorg .

  • Salve J. Nilsen commented on We are all Perl's ambassadors...

    Ooh, correction to myself; CPANRatings is on github!

    https://github.com/perlorg/perlweb/tree/master/lib/CPANRatings

    :D

  • bigfoot commented on We are all Perl's ambassadors...

    Unfortunately I think this may simply be a very small example of how the Perl community is generally sometimes unfriendly to new developers. Before I get pounced on I'll give a shout out to all of of the great work done by people who are trying to change that (Gabor Szabo for one). It was also nice to see the Zero to Perl workshop last weekend at the Pittsburgh Perl Workshop (Dan Wright)!

    The snobbish attitude though is not reserved just for new developers. I'm not defending poorly written and possibly ill conceived modules that folks might naively upload to CPAN. I believe there …

  • Ether commented on We are all Perl's ambassadors...

    Maybe create some phase gates for new contributors? or create some kind of bar to get over before you can upload and even get rated in the first place?

    prepan.org exists as a place where authors can upload code for critique, but it doesn't get used often enough. I wouldn't mind the requirement for a new author to make at least one submission to prepan.org first (and get some positive feedback) before their first PAUSE upload, but this is difficult to enforce without a lot of code that no one would want to write.

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