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Ben Bullock

  • Commented on The CPAN new dist a month contest
    I like these, but I wish we would have as many drives to fix open CPAN issues, especially in core or heavily-used modules. Neil, the author of the blog post, also started a CPAN adoption drive to get people...
  • Commented on Perl 5.19.x performance improvements
    I think this material is interesting and would be interested to hear more about it. Also, maybe you could link to the commits where the changes were added. I think some people would be interested....
  • Commented on On the relative readability of Perl and Python
    That said I will absolutely not concede that Python is easier to read than Python I don’t see how it can be....
  • Commented on Graphics::Potrace
    May I suggest indicating the github repostitory in your module? For example see this: http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/BKB/JSON-Parse-0.29/Makefile.PL In particular the META_MERGE does the work here. I don't know how to do that with Dist::Zilla but I am sure there is a way....
  • Commented on Graphics::Potrace
    May I suggest putting it on github or a similar service?...
  • Commented on A tour on perl-5.18.1 with c2ast, Marpa-powered C parser
    This is a nice demonstration. But ... Nevertheless, these are all good practices Debatable. POSIX doesn't allow me to have a typedef benbullock_t or a function called strike_me_with_a_hammer () in my program since it may clash with the future POSIX...
  • Commented on POD Web View
    That's dandy. The "URL" doesn't work at all for me. The "Upload file" doesn't work, although the drag and drop worked. Also, I noticed there were no problems with a very Unicode heavy pod file....
  • Commented on I try to use PDL::Stats, but Test failed.
    I got the same error. Because I prefer looking at the static version of cpantesters, I went to http://static.cpantesters.org/distro/P/PDL-Stats.html and noticed that the tests were all passing in the latest "developer release". Anyway, the bug seems to be fixed in...
  • Commented on A convention for Changes files
    OK thanks. I made a script, I don't know if it is any use to you but here it is: http://www.lemoda.net/perl/perl-retro-changes/index.cgi...
  • Commented on A convention for Changes files
    You sent me a Changes file for a module, with the dates of the release versions etc. How did you make the Changes file? I want to be able to generate my own retrospective Changes file....
  • Commented on Am I pandering to the smoke testers?
    Thank you for your hard work in setting up the CPAN tester's site, which I very much appreciate. My point was actually that my original query about not being able to search for the obscure XS errors quite possibly did...
  • Commented on Am I pandering to the smoke testers?
    Sorry, I should have added more links to that discussion. I brought up the issue of CPAN testers not being searchable using Google on the mailing list for CPAN testers a while ago using an example of a problem with...
  • Commented on Am I pandering to the smoke testers?
    First, are Nigel's boxes able to build XS modules without trouble? I have various test reports for one XS module and Nigel Horne seems to be able to build it. I'm not sure because there's no way I could...
  • Commented on Do your piece to fix TIOBE or stop talking about it
    So either fix it, or stop talking about it. I choose to stop talking about it....
  • Commented on Site Front Page
    Yes, why is this not enabled for the main page? It would have saved a lot of discussions....
  • Commented on Comparing Apples and Oranges - rubygems vs cpan part 1
    That link works for me but anyway nowadays it seems that https://pause.perl.org/pause/authenquery?ACTION=add_uri links you to http://search.cpan.org/dist/cpan-upload-http/...
  • Commented on Comparing Apples and Oranges - rubygems vs cpan part 1
    Something else that rubygems has, is a script included in rubygems for building and uploading, that could make life easier for new uploaders cpan-upload! I think it's mentioned on the PAUSE page somewhere, but it's easy to miss....
  • Commented on A couple of ideas for improving commenting/reviewing CPAN modules
    cpanratings is on github here: https://github.com/perlorg/perlweb/tree/master/lib/CPANRatings...
  • Commented on What's wrong with CPAN?
    I think it would be a big improvement to CPAN if there was some objective way to know whether one's modules were being downloaded or used. For example, it would be useful to know the pageviews of the various documentation...
  • Commented on PrePAN is Now on AWS
    Thanks, you are doing a great job....
  • Commented on Don't release experiments to CPAN
    I can't find a maturity flag: https://metacpan.org/module/CPAN::Meta::Spec There is "release_status": https://metacpan.org/module/CPAN::Meta::Spec#release_status...
  • Commented on Don't release experiments to CPAN
    Not many people are responding on PrePan at the moment, perhaps it would be nice if some people submitting their modules got a comment or two. One reason to upload "experiments" to CPAN is to get them tested by CPAN...
  • Commented on Perl 10
    Perl 6 should stop squatting on the major version "6" until it gets its act together, and rebrand as something funky and mystical sounding like "Black Perl". How about "Larry's Wallbanger"?...
  • Commented on Perl case studies
    What specific questions should everyone be asked? What about asking them what version of Perl they use (are they still using 5.8?). If you are going to interview IMDB then ask them why they still aren't using Unicode on...
  • Commented on Finding Duplicate Code in Perl
    simply compared each text block to all other ones and output them sorted by Levenshtein distance. It still needs some finetuning and doesn't run all that fast I don't know if this is any use, but it's a Perl...
  • Commented on The sad state of syntax highlighting libraries on CPAN
    And it's not exactly what I need because I want ANSI escapes output and not HTML. Oh come on, that is about one line of Perl: my %ht = ( 'htmltag' => "\x0g", ); my $regex = (join '|',...
  • Commented on The sad state of syntax highlighting libraries on CPAN
    Hi Steven, Talking about Emacs, here is a "weirdo" distribution of mine on github: https://github.com/benkasminbullock/Emacs-HTMLize This is what I use to make the syntax highlighting on my website, like the following: http://www.lemoda.net/perl/hash-ref-or-copy/index.html http://www.lemoda.net/images/sizes/index.html It is really slow and not conceptually...
  • Commented on Another Perl's doomsday statistics?
    https://github.com/languages/Shell I rest my case....
  • Commented on Another Perl's doomsday statistics?
    I think the github languages bar is based on number of forks. Ruby is more popular than Python plus Perl. It also makes shell scripting more popular than Perl, PHP and C. Do you know of any major open source...
  • Commented on Another Perl's doomsday statistics?
    Sorry, the above should say "I found only one CPAN module". I searched for a wide variety of CPAN modules on the site but only found one of them there....
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