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Commented on It’s the things we know that just ain’t so
Commented on The Case of the Incompatible Safe -- Epilog
Cool! (But you really should thank Paul Johnson instead:)...
Posted Rvalue references to Rafaël Garcia-Suarez
From the C++11 FAQ, section on rvalue references, about a simple incrementation function
If that incr(0) were allowed either some temporary that nobody ever saw would be …
Commented on I was called "fucking asshole"
I guessed the identity of the offender before looking at the ticket. His communication style is so peculiar that many people are actively avoiding to pull his modules in their dependency chain, in spite of their usually good technical value....
Posted Perl documentation word clouds to Rafaël Garcia-Suarez
This is totally useless, but I've written a script to create word clouds from perl's core pod files. As an example, here's the word cloud from perlunifaq : ="http://blogs.perl.org/user…
Commented on Truth about Booking.com
Well, I work for Booking, the tables I work with have FK constraints, and I explicitly forbid people in my team to cut and paste code or going for other quick and dirty hacks that will hurt maintainability. On the...
Commented on Unicode and Passwords
If your password comes from a browser, you have also the interesting problem to detect the encoding of the raw data you're receiving. For your specific purpose, I'd choose a normal form (NFC probably, so stuff like the Dutch ĳ...
Posted Why Dart is not the language of the future to Rafaël Garcia-Suarez
So I've been looking at the Dart language specification recently published by Google (draft version 0.01). So far, I'm not really enthusiastic. Here's my reading notes.
Class-based OO and InterfacesAt first glance Dart code looks like Java (and nothing's wrong with that, I'm not going…
Commented on Expanding Your MetaCPAN Author Profile
A few remarks to make it more awesome: 1. I can't find where to put my IRC nickname ? 2. What's the benefit of signing on with github ? It doesn't even add a github profile link. (Likewise for twitter)...
Commented on Failing your way to success with A/B Testing
Yes but what we really really want to know is, did your wife A/B-test this orange thing on her head ?...
Commented on A Module::CoreList for vendor distributions
Porting/corelist.pl might be a start to collect data for such a tool, if anyone wants to pick that up....
Commented on Perl101: Red to Green Gradient
This is quite a naive way to calculate colour gradients, since linear interpolation in the RGB space will yield colours that are not "between" the two limits neither in hue or in intensity. IIRC it's possible to get better results...
Commented on Perl-based Massively Multiplayer Online Game
Reading this entry's title, I thought you were referring to the CPAN :)...
Posted New Safe.pm fixes security hole to Rafaël Garcia-Suarez
Safe.pm, originally released with perl 5.002, has been an experiment to bring compile-time safety to perl. It allows to compile a (usually user-provided) snippet of perl code and execute it, while forbidding a configurable list of operations -- for example, all perl built-ins that would require…
Commented on While on humor... best error msg in a while
perl probably can't figure out either what went wrong, since that's the default warning message: $ perl -ewarn Warning: something's wrong at -e line 1....
Posted C, Perl, and cut and paste to Rafaël Garcia-Suarez
On all released 5.10.* versions of Perl to date, the smart match operator can segfault if passed recursive data structures (like arrays that contain a reference to themselves). I fixed that. The fix…
Tom Wyant commented on
The Case of the Incompatible Safe -- Epilog
Well, then thanks to Paul Johnson and thanks to Rafaël for pointing out where the credit was due.
Who gets credit for what is not always obvious to outsiders -- or at least, not to me. I noticed a note about
Safeplaying nicely with
perl5171delta. I went to demonstrate that the problem was still in 5.16.0, and lo and behold it wasn't. So I looked in the
Safe, and wrote my bread-and-butter note based on that.
anotherbookingemployee commented on
Truth about Booking.com
Unfortunately this little piece exposes you. Shitov is especially vulnerable in this because he is Russian, so it's easy to attack him (you know all this spy scandals).
In his case it is ridiculus to hire him and expect him to earn your respect, which is what you did, despite all your great efficiency, which is temporary anyway.
Trouble is that mess around us is starting to spread out and we did not manage to resolve it yet. And in my opinion we are expected to resolve it, we are expected to behave in a morally…
OliverM commented on
Truth about Booking.com
If you care about technology, like to write tests and have an attitude send me a message to:
ZW5naW5lZXJpbmdAd2ltZHUuY29t and feel free to include your GitHub handle!
I promise you won't be punished if you desire to refactor as we like to keep our codebase clean and RESTful ;)
Ur77 commented on
Truth about Booking.com
To me it seems like a horrible place to work at. That is if you are somebody who also enjoys programming and good technology. I am working hard to avoid such companies. Unfortunately I have submitted an application to Booking and quickly realized that this is not the sort of company I would like to do business with. For starters their advertising that they are looking for 30+ more developers of Perl which is completely untrue. I don't know why they say that. Secondly they have some automatic system with which one can submit his CV/Cover letter, but this system is really bad. As far as their…
http://petdance.com/openid/ commented on
It’s the things we know that just ain’t so
What do you see as the profiler telling us what is what? People manning the booths at non-Perl conferences? Troll articles in InfoWorld? I'm not sure that either one is an effective metric. Seems to me that everything being discussed here is based on anecdotal evidence at best, or TIOBE at worst.
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