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Alberto Simões

  • Posted CPAN PRC: July is Data::Dump to Alberto Simões

    For July, the CPAN Pull Request Challenge assigned me Data::Dump. Better than the pull request itself, this assignment was great to know Data::Dump, as I have never see it before.

    For the PR, I tried to read user complains, and one suggestion was to keep UTF-8 intact when dumping to a stre…

  • Posted CPAN PR-Challenge: June Report to Alberto Simões

    I know this is getting a lame excuse. But with lack of time, the patch I had time to prepare this month is, again, small. It is mostly some extra tests: https://github.com/szbalint/WWW--Curl/pull/10

    But better few than nothing...

  • Posted CPAN PR-Challenge: May Report to Alberto Simões

    Somehow I missed to post my April report. Don't remember well what was the PR. It was something basic, as I lack the time for real work.

    This month I prepared a Pull Request on removing HTML from result entries obtained with WWW::W…

  • Commented on Term::ReadLine::Gnu Unicode Hell
    And yes, the comparison works well with $newGloss. But the post needs to be decoded first......
  • Commented on Term::ReadLine::Gnu Unicode Hell
    I confess I did not notice the difference when looking to the manpage. I though they were just aliases (similar names). But of course, it was my mistake. Nevertheless, still not that good: my $newGloss = $self->{term}->readline(">> ", decode("utf-8", $gloss->{gloss}));...
  • Commented on Term::ReadLine::Gnu Unicode Hell
    Hmms, is there a difference? It seems I have to RTFM. Will say something soon. Thanks....
  • Posted Term::ReadLine::Gnu Unicode Hell to Alberto Simões

    I must be doing something wrong. Surely. I have a REST service. I get data using HTTP::Tiny and use JSON::Tiny to decode it.

    If I try to print to the Term::ReadLine::Gnu OUT filehandle, I get double encoded strings, like this:

        coração
    

    If I try to binmode it …

  • Posted CPAN PR-Challenge - April Report to Alberto Simões

    This was a busy month in my teaching duties. Also, needed to debug and create pull requests for other projects. Nevertheless, I managed to create a small pull request in the PRC assigned module, Google::ProtocolBuffers Perl implementation.

    The pull request was a validation of the google sp…

  • Posted CPAN PR-Challenge: March Report #2 to Alberto Simões

    The second pull request for this month is, this time, in the distribution that was assigned to me, Exobrain. In this case, it was a simple PR on dependencies.

    First, define the minimum version for Data::Structure::Util, the distribution for which I created my first PR this month, in order …

  • Commented on CPAN PR-Challenge: February Report
    Hi, Ovid. Sorry if my post feels like I am complaining. That is not the idea. Just marking this PR as done and going for the next one. Nevertheless, I am happy to maintain the PR until it gets good...
  • Posted CPAN PR-Challenge: March Report #1 to Alberto Simões

    This month I was assigned Exobrain. My first problem is that I can not install install it at all because dependencies are failing. The first failing dependency was Data::Structure::Util.

    Looking around in Testers Matrix I found that is was failing only on 5.20 or above. Then, looked up the…

  • Posted CPAN PR-Challenge: February Report to Alberto Simões

    Given the lack of answers and/or comments from Ovid and the Community on my Pull Request on MooseX::Role::Strict, and given my lack of knowledge on Moose internals, I will declare the February assignment as finished.

    Nevertheless, if meanwhile anybody comments on my Pull Request and sugges…

  • Commented on The Moose Slippery - February PR Challenge
    I am sorry for your bandwidth and for the moose. But it is a 4MB gif, not that much bandwidth :-)...
  • Posted The Moose Slippery - February PR Challenge to Alberto Simões

    Cross-posted from null.perl-hackers.net
    This February my Pull Request assignment on the CPAN Pull Request …

  • Posted PR-Challenge: January to Alberto Simões

    As pointed out in my previous post (here), in the January assignment on the Pull Request Challenge, I got the Data::ObjectDriver module.

    For this module I created two very simple pull…

  • Posted PR-Challenge: January 1st PR to Alberto Simões

    So, yeah, to make me more active in the Perl community I decided to join the Pull Request Challenge. I have a quite big number of modules to maintain, but sometimes it is good to look to some other people code to learn something.

    My attribution for January was Data::ObjectDriver. I am not …

  • Posted Language Identification, Neural Networks and Perl to Alberto Simões

    I will not write much, but just would like to let you know there is a new Perl module for Language Identification (Lingua::Identifier). It uses a neural network for the task (read this for details), with Math::Matrix::MaybeGSL, that…

  • Commented on Spam on CPAN
    Just in case you did not notice, the page it refers to is on sale. Mostly sure the authors name and email are fake....
  • Commented on Storable-like Modules
    Hey. Using the snappy option (not trying LZMA yet) the data goes from a 20MB text file (not in Data::Dumper, just an unrolled version of the matrices to load) to a 15MB file. The loading time goes from 12 seconds...
  • Posted Storable-like Modules to Alberto Simões

    I need to store some big matrices (Math::MatrixReal objects) to be released on a module that will need to load them every time it is loaded. Therefore, the save time is not important, but I need fast loading. Also, it would be nice if the format would be kind of compressed (zlib or any other).…

  • Commented on New Dancer 2 release: 0.11
    Hey Good to know things are going on without my pushes :) but lot of work lately. Best, Alberto...
  • Commented on Pod Outline
    Oh f**k....
  • Posted Pod Outline to Alberto Simões

    I just found out I needed a tool to printout the outline of a POD file (its section structure) in order to study its conceptual structure, and notice if I need to change sections depths or just move them around.

    I installed Pod::Outline but it seems it is something else.

    So I put m…

  • Posted Dancer::Plugin::Database and Dancer2::Plugin::Database to Alberto Simões

    Not sure if you already noticed that Dancer2 is already on CPAN. It is usable and in fact I know some people using it in production.

    Unlike other modules that just evolved until a version 2, the Dancer team decided that Dancer2 will be a different module, and Dancer (version 1) will contin…

  • Commented on About the Grants Committee
    Note that all is grant-worthy if it is related with a module used by lot of people. Grants do not need to be $3000, can be lower values too. That makes it possible to dissect a bigger project in smaller...
  • Commented on About the Grants Committee
    As a side note, I work as an University Teacher in Portugal and get less than $1000 a month... but then, I probably should leave Portugal :)...
  • Posted About the Grants Committee to Alberto Simões

    As some of you probably noticed, from my post in TPF blog, there were no grant proposals in the last six months. I am not sure how to interpret this lack of interest in grants. But there are some ideas that come to…

  • Commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?
    TeX will not ever have a new major version. :-) Nevertheless I agree with you. I just had to comment about TeX versioning…...
  • Commented on My Prediction
    The only sensible solution is to rename Perl 6 (to Camelia, for instance), and use Perl 7. Unfortunately, accordingly to Larry, that will not happen (and the Perl community is not a democracy, it is a reign). If we decide...
  • Commented on Perl 7
    As lot of people already said, the main problem was using 'Perl 6' for a different language. I think going 'Perl 7' for a 'Perl 5' improvement will not work as expected. My point of view? We have two languages,...
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  • Joel Berger commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    Hi, I don’t think anyone else will see this comment on an article posted so long ago. You might want to ask your question as a post of your own. Oh and don’t use all caps, that is considered impolite (yelling) in most online communities including this one.

  • littlemonkperl commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    Oh I am sorry Joel about the all caps, this was my first ever comment on any blog, thus was unaware. I will remember that henceforth. What is your opinion or view now after a year of posting the above question ?

  • daixtr commented on Does Perl (5) have a future?

    I DO NOT get and CANNOT understand WHY WHY WHY that if Perl6 will not come will eventually led to the death of Perl????

    What?

    Look, I remember I started doing my first computer program on a programmable calculator in high school. I have exhausted all the APIs of the calculator and so what remains available to me are the infinite possibilities of how to solve a problem in the most efficient means. Now, when i moved the world of PC computer programming, I AM a bit surprised there. I am surprised that there seems to be an ever growing set of API and no matter how much I waited, …

  • Dave Cross commented on Spam on CPAN

    It's not spam, and nothing is faked. It's appears to be a rather ham-fisted attempt to reserve a top-level namespace.

  • Jean-Damien Durand commented on Spam on CPAN

    Google on the author's name you will find he even attended to lpw2013. This is a "trial" CPAN module, IMHO & as says Dave.

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