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Mithaldu

  • Website: cat.eatsmou.se
  • About: Not writing much, but often found pawing at CPAN with other #perl-cats
  • Commented on Between Learning and Doing
    Not sure if this'll help you, but this year i actually started work on a multiplayer game in Perl, and you can see the code here: https://github.com/wchristian/Microidium Otoh, criticism would be useful too. :)...
  • Commented on Google misleads users
    Two things: 1. Google doesn't care what the latest is. It cares about what is being linked to. 2. SCO knows that 0.13 is the latest: [ http://search.cpan.org/~phred/Business-PayPal/ ] Why it doesn't show that on the module page is the...
  • Commented on Sick of being mocked by unit tests
    When mocking i tend to stick to mocking things purely outside my code. One of the least-mentioned tools, that is incredibly useful for that is Test::MockTime....
  • Commented on New developer tool: perlmodules.net
    I love this idea and thank you for making it. Now i can actually bury my abandoned experiment to make RSS feeds like this. :) One feature request i have is that i'd like to be able to look at...
  • Posted Segfault Fixing for Dummies to Cat Eats Mouse

    Today i tried to rebase my dev branch of OpenGL.pm on the latest changes and found that a segfault in OpenGL::Array was assumed to be fixed, despite still being alive and well. With nothing (haha) better to do i decided to poke at it and see if i could fix it. I foregrounded #xs on irc.perl.org…

  • Posted How to compile DBD::mysql on Windows to Cat Eats Mouse

    Putting this down here both for the public and for myself as a reminder.

    I still run ActivePerl v12, both because our production servers are at that version and because i see a lot of windows users at that version and lower. I use CPAN a lot and do tend to find obscure issues that break mo…

  • Commented on Please Join Gittip
    A better link to the community page is this one: https://www.gittip.com/for/perl/?limit=300 It shows not all of them, but a lot more members of the perl community on gittip. :)...
  • Commented on Rolless in Seattle
    There's one thing i'd like to point out: Made-up examples of classes usually fall flat because they're nothing like what would be implemented in real world code. You're not quite at the "cat, dog, tree" level, but your examples here...
  • Commented on On the relative readability of Perl and Python
    Why? Just saying that you like them in an in-depth discussion of them doesn’t contribute. Please give some real-life examples of things where comprehensions would’ve resulted in nicer code in perl....
  • Commented on On the relative readability of Perl and Python
    thetrb: Having gone through the “ugh, map and grep are so ugly” phase myself, I guarantee you it’s a training issue. I fixed that defect in my perl training on my own by reading the first few chapters of SICP....
  • Commented on Brainturk Mobile App
    I looked around on your website and at the appstore pages and i can't find any mention of Perl, so what does this have to do with Perl?...
  • Commented on Moving PPI to GitHub encourages some new activity
    Thanks for doing it and giving us the opportunity! :)...
  • Commented on MadMongers Tonight
    That is so cool. I don't like the Raspi myself, but i'm very happy to see other people working with it!...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    You can report BPO bugs at the feedback link at the bottom. ;) Source code links are good, but fairly confusing. It's hard to tell which of the idiosyncrasies in .pm are just weird style, and which are required for...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    One more thing: The benchmark page needs a link to the source code of the benchmarked programs....
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    Having read more, i backed it, because it looks reasonable and is relevant to my interests. I would however strongly recommend linking to http://rperl.org/the_low_magic_perl_commandments.html prominently, as it answers the first and most important question i had: Where's the catch? ;)...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    Much better, thanks for the fast reply. :)...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    I meant the entirety of the Kickstarter page. ;)...
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
    Still reading, but i've already one request: Please don't use american date format, your audience is international and to most of them it's terribly confusing....
  • Commented on MooseStyle: Self-made inline vs cpan-based inline
    What Mo does isn't really golfing in the way it's typically known, but mostly minimization in the same style as many JS minifiers do it. Unless you have specific complaints, you have no reason to worry about it. Also, it...
  • Commented on Plz recommend an in-browser irc client
    My only experience with in-browser IRC clients is Mibbit. However its users are with only one or two singular exceptions useless. At least have the decency to connect to ZNC, not directly to the server....
  • Commented on An Intro to Perl - Presented to Makers Academy students
    No, the only thing i care about is starting newbies off in such a way that they write code by default that's easily debuggable. Please try to keep aware of the very large difference between code in teaching materials (monkey...
  • Commented on An Intro to Perl - Presented to Makers Academy students
    Good to hear that you understand my worries. :) There's been a misunderstanding though. I intentionally said "without strict in effect", which is not the same as "with strict in the code". It's very easy to achieve the desired teaching...
  • Commented on An Intro to Perl - Presented to Makers Academy students
    That was written in 2003 and with the, then reasonable, assumption that newbies can be expected to actually put in work and understand the language and its quirks. I suspect you have not interacted with all too many newbies in...
  • Commented on An Intro to Perl - Presented to Makers Academy students
    The slides are very interesting for me, because i'm very interested in how newbies are introduced to Perl (see: http://perl-tutorial.org ). Sadly i have to say that i'm quite unhappy about them, because they methodically and uniformly are written without...
  • Commented on Modular, Decoupled, Best Practiced, Well Designed, Bullshit
    > In reality though, if we make something that works, there will be time to go back and fix it, because making it work often means making money, which gives you options. In my experience clients and bosses want to...
  • Commented on Arrow Operator Shenanigans
    I have no idea. Get on IRC and ask mauke? :)...
  • Commented on Arrow Operator Shenanigans
    Looking at #p5p i find mauke did actually make this: https://metacpan.org/pod/Fauxtobox...
  • Commented on Arrow Operator Shenanigans
    Thanks, that's similar and interesting. I have to say though i'm not tempted to use it, since it provides little comfort in use, as i still need to touch and modify each variable i want to call methods on....
  • Commented on Arrow Operator Shenanigans
    This sound like an interesting way to do reverse auto-boxing, by writing a module that exports a bunch of these methods as scalar variables, thus making it possible to treat a number of common operations as method calls without needing...
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  • JT Smith commented on Between Learning and Doing

    I remember having this conversation with you. I've also tried to learn too many new things while on a deadline. I think its a pitfall you run into as you profess as a developer.

  • JT Smith commented on Between Learning and Doing

    s/profess/progress/

  • preaction commented on Between Learning and Doing

    Yeah. Unfortunately, there are also some counter-examples: If I hadn't decided to forego YUI or ExtJS and learn one of Angular, Ember, or Knockout (I chose Angular), the web project would've taken far longer despite my experience with both and though that experience could have made a better ExtJS app, the best ExtJS app isn't nearly as easy to maintain as an average Angular app (which is, of course, an opinion, subject to standard disclaimers).

    Which is probably why we fall into that pit: When we do learn something new that really does improve our work, it's one of the best feelings …

  • Alex commented on Between Learning and Doing

    If you needed to compile something that you want to sell, why not use the Perl Dev Kit from ActiveState? Press a button and get a binary exe file (or cross-compile it for whatever platform you need it). I think it covers the "as quick as possible" Statement :)

  • preaction commented on Between Learning and Doing

    If we intend to release the server app (if people want LAN play, or if we want to spread out game hosting a la TF2), that is the present plan. I only learned about PDK 8 days ago, though I've used perl2exe in the distant past and I've played around with Citrus Perl a bit (so this still is an option even if I'm cheap).

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