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Saif

  • Website: github.com/saiftynet
  • About: An Orthopaedic Surgeon, A Tissue Engineering Scientist, Lecturer, (and Hobbyist Programmer, Electronics Engineer and Roboticist)
  • Commented on Simplify Subroutine Signatures
    I think it is great idea idea. Though I would have suggested extending the existing module, rather than forking Perl ;). The issue, I guess, always is that one doesn't want many conflicting incompatible branches....
  • Posted LOGOesque extension to Language::SIMPLE - Feature creep diverts attention. to Saif

    In an attempt to standardise vector graphical operations in GUIDeFATE (the world's simplest GUI designer) across different back-ends and keep things simple, a little diversion was needed. For a standard vector drawing one might use the…

  • Commented on Solving one of the two great unsolved problems in computer science
    That's because he is off-by-one. ;)...
  • Commented on Language::SIMPLE - The Portable Integrated Scripting System
    Thanks Matthew, and no worries about beta thing...your input was still useful. Perl graphics and graphical interfaces are pretty much a hidden entities nowadays, so any feedback is valuable and encouraging....
  • Posted Language::SIMPLE - The Portable Integrated Scripting System to Saif

    Introducing SIMPLE

    SIMPLE is an experimental attempt to integrate end user scripting into Perl applications. It actually stands for Simple Integrated Modular Programming Language Experiment. The idea is that an application one develops …

  • Commented on Could anybody explain this code?
    Sorry, I think the new perl exectuable is actually printed to the screen?, and the perl gnerated copies the results of running sreen_complete(too long snip).pl into uniprot_archea.fasta. Maybe....
  • Commented on Could anybody explain this code?
    Mixture of bash and perl, aimed at generating another perl script, I think. 1) Bash for every files ending in dat.gz puts that file nam in $i does the following. 2) it unrchives that file 3) the next bit extracts...
  • Commented on Simple Linux Screenshot Application in Perl
    Thanks mate, Actually the clever people are the ones that make the back-ends available to Perl. The problem is that many of the back-ends are difficult to install some really not updated. The idea was to have a system that...
  • Posted Simple Linux Screenshot Application in Perl to Saif

    Shutter, a powerful application for taking screenshots is possibly soon to be removed from Debian, taking with it the last desktop Perl…

  • Commented on A very easy way to create XML
    I think this is very useful, well done. This may duplicate other XML generators/parsers, but seems much simpler to me. Can you retrospectively add attributes or elements to an existing XML?...
  • Posted Ducktaping The Internet To The Desktop to Saif

    Simple desktop applications are generally not what one considers a Perl specialization. Its expertise lies in generating processing and transforming textual data, hence its use in the web, and in tools like GUIDeFATE. This 'duct tape' manages…

  • Posted Websocket Extension for GUIDeFATE - Dialogs and File Operations to Saif

    GUIDeFATE, your favourite Quick-and-Dirty GUI designer for newbies is now acquiring a Web-socket interface. Now this is certainly not capable of competing with those genius applications Mojolicious, Catalyst, Dancer etc. Having only discovered…

  • Posted A new wobbly wheel for GUIDeFATE to Saif

    A couple of weeks ago a little misunderstanding about what GUIDeFATE was about led to an interesting comment. This tool had been designed to simplify GUI design using a text editor, and met the challenges of having a number of weakly supported potential targets to produce a semi consistent…

  • Commented on Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues
    Hi Ron, This is excellent... I accept your comments about exponential increase of effort with complex scenarios. It is I guess important to try these out in "real-life" applications. A tool is only useful if it makes life easier, the...
  • Commented on Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues
    Hi Ron, You are right about the issue that the graphical front-end has been done before (different toolkits, with different paradigms, most with little documentation, most...at least for Perl, quite old). And of-course a web front end is also a...
  • Commented on Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues
    Hi Matthew, Thanks for your insight. Now that xdialog thingy sounds very interesting; presumably it is a built-in interface......
  • Commented on Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues
    Hi Ron, Thanks for that. I agree re-inventing the wheel is not good, particularly as it is likely the vast majority of coders have superior insight to mine. Essentially...the problem I had related specifically to Qt where the subroutines called...
  • Posted Four backends now for GUIDeFATE...but the struggle continues to Saif

    Just as you are thinking you got the hang of something, believing you know how to work the system, imagining you have a problem licked, then you wake up to find out it was just a dream. That has been my experience in developing GUIDeFATE (A…

  • Commented on Guiding Fate
    @Mohammad, It's already there mate... saiftynet/GUIDeFATE....
  • Commented on Guiding Fate
    @Mohammad Thanks for your support mate, and nice to have met you at LPW....
  • Commented on Guiding Fate
    Thanks Matthew, I will try and put it up this weekend. I figured I would need to put in tests etc and write a decent pod. TBH I am not entirely sure of the process. Regarding TK, this was my...
  • Posted Guiding Fate to Saif

    Fate

    Somebody once said, that the power of a programming language is not what it lets you do, but what it lets you do easily. Might be Larry himself who said it, not sure, but I heard it at the London Perl Workshop. I started learning Perl from an old second hand book I found in a char…

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