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  • lajandy commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    My knee-jerk reaction is "no more stuff in the core!" Core Perl 5 is already getting bloated to the point *nix distributors are considering removing it from default installs. But after reading over others' comments, I do think there are a few additions that merit discussion. Most importantly, adding some form of try/catch block ala Try::Tiny should be discussed, especially if it could be augmented by a basic exception class like Exception::Simple. The eval exception handling syntax is just too crufty and awkward to use. Just about all modern languages have some type of built-in…

  • Clayton Scott commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    Ctypes!


    There are a large number of tools I'd like to use that have C client libraries and since my C is weak and my XS is weaker having ctypes in core would be quite awesome.


    http://gitorious.org/perl-ctypes/perl-ctypes


    But I would happily settle for it to be on CPAN.


    PS Thank you Reini Urban for picking up and running with the project.

  • educated_foo commented on What should be core in Perl 5.16?

    Ctypes is great in that it doesn't need a compiler, but using mutant pack codes for function prototypes seems like a bad idea. I would rather see something that parsed (a subset of) C function prototypes. Even more awesome would be something that demangled and parsed C++ function names to get the prototypes automatically.

  • David Mertens commented on Perl Data Language (PDL) 2.4.10 Release

    As a PDL developer, I want to point out that 2.4.9 to 2.4.10 is not just a fiddly point release: there are substantial improvements, especially the debut of the Book. My congratulations to the whole PDL development and documentation teams.

    If you have been doing numerics in Perl without learning much about PDL, now is the time to get started learning PDL. In the coming months, 2.4.11 will debut with new plotting libraries and bindings. It’s an exciting time!

  • davebaker commented on RSS feed for blogs.perl.org

    Thanks very much!

    Could we put those links somewhere on the "home" page for blogs.perl.org ? I guess I should contact Dave Cross.

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