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  • Commented on RFC Perl for education
    One of the problems with Perl5 you haven't addressed is the downgrading of strings. If you deal with strings with characters above 127 they can be arbitrarily downgraded from utf8 (or other specified codepage) to Legacy Perl Strings. Perl really...
  • Commented on HTML::FormFu talk for Sydney PM
    Form::Diva is a simple html5 form element generator that I wrote. It makes generating forms very easy and about as compact as I could imagine it being, but all it does is generate form elements for easy assembly in the...
  • Commented on Put your CPAN distributions on github
    Most of the arguments for using GitHub apply equally to any other good hosted git based service. The advantage GitHub has over its competitors is that it is the most popular, and most CPAN authors already have accounts there. Before...
  • Commented on Put your CPAN distributions on github
    I use BitBucket for my private projects and most of my cpan modules are there as well. I'm 100% in agreement with moving active cpan projects to public git repositories, but is there a compelling reason why they should all...
  • Commented on Celebrate CPAN Day With Your Local Perl Mongers
    Philadelphia PM normally meets on week-nights and its already announced, we'll just celebrate CPAN Day two days early....
  • Posted Celebrate CPAN Day With Your Local Perl Mongers to Brainbuz

    I just organized a CPAN Day mini-hackathon and social meeting for my local Perl Mongers.

    If you like this idea and your local PerlMongers is overdue for a meeting, sieze the Chopsticks of Destiny. You can use this announcement as a starting point.

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  • Commented on CPAN Workshop in Houston at cPanel
    Acme::Sandbox Acme::DeleteMe with a CPAN policy of eventually deleting things authors forget to delete....
  • Commented on The ghost of CPAN Days past
    I confirmed that the Pause Server is using UTC by updating one of my modules. To be counted in the CPAN day stats I think a module would need to be uploaded on CPAN Day at the PAUSE Server....
  • Commented on The ghost of CPAN Days past
    The PAUSE server reports times as GMT, which could mean the server is currently on either UTC or British Summer Time....
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  • vytas commented on RFC Perl for education

    > No backwards compatibility

    Due to different requirements. Perl for production needs to support what was done 10 years ago. Perl for education should enforce current best practices, hence can be more aggressive.

    > Strict, warnings, utf8 and newest Perl features on by default
    >> Modern::Perl or a similar pragma.

    I agree.

    > Sub signatures and postfix dereferencing should be on and without experimental warnings
    >> Easily achievable with a pragma.

    True, as some of the other things, but not all.

    > Most of the greatest CPAN…

  • domm commented on RFC Perl for education

    What you're describing sounds a lot like Perl6, which seems to be quite useable already.

    The major thing that's missing in Perl6 is ready-to-use frameworks like Dancer etc (but I assume some proto-versions of such frameworks are hiding on github somewhere..)

  • Marius Gavrilescu commented on RFC Perl for education

    > Due to different requirements. Perl for production needs to support what was done 10 years ago. Perl for education should enforce current best practices, hence can be more aggressive.

    Still, breaking backwards compatibility shouldn't be a goal.

    > While both Task::Kensho and dwimperl are awesome, they do not achieve what I would like to see in Perl for education. Furthermore, they are NOT backed-up by Perl foundation..

    It is easy to create a custom Task:: with exactly the modules you would like to see in Perl for education. Why do they need to be backed up by Perl fo…

  • Enkidu commented on RFC Perl for education

    Perl didn't lose the fight in the education sector because of the language, but for the lack of a good text book at undergraduate level. Tons of great books for developers and learners, but with the exception of Orwant's Algorithms book (and possibly Advanced Perl Programming and Higher Order Perl), there are no books for learning Computer Science with Perl. Team up with a bunch of university lecturers and try and give chromatic a run for his money. Your timing is good, all the tools are ready. You just need to prepare the ground.

  • vytas commented on RFC Perl for education

    after some more thinking I must agree with most what Marius said. Technically Perl has easy solutions for ePerl I described.. after finding something close to what I want ( Schwern's Perl5i ), I must say I won't be wasting time for ePerl..

    Some other ideas I came across:
    * pyconuk 2014 had 2 days education track
    * Applications like Pyland would be great
    * It might be great to adjust Perl for different levels, something like staging Perl, i.e. allow only if statemen…

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