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Mithaldu

  • Website: cat.eatsmou.se
  • About: Not writing much, but often found pawing at CPAN with other #perl-cats
  • 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 Continuous Integration
    Thoughts from a very experienced system architect friend of mine: 16:40:13 (nrr) daemontools + some quick perl scripts that aren't long-running to do build/artifact management. 16:40:56 (nrr) that's probably as lightweight as it gets. not a whole lot to install...
  • 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...
  • Commented on PDL installation to Windows fail.
    I think the ActivePerl issue happens because you have Visual Studio installed and available in your global path and CheckLib being unable to deal with that. Try removing that and running `cpan` under ActivePerl to get it to install MinGW...
  • Commented on How to use the debugger with Moose
    I'm really happy to see someone find a good use for the module! Also, thanks for the reminder. The hang on test has been around for a while and i never was sufficiently motivated to fix it, but tonight i...
  • Commented on Fetch me a cloud
    The templates seem to act a bit oddly: c:\Users\Mithaldu\AppData\Local\Temp\ttr0\C\Users\Mithaldu\AppData\Local\Temp\pdk-Mithaldu-331184\includes\templates\index\ It also reacts quite badly to accessing unknown urls: Sun Oct 20 22:32:06 2013] [debug] GET "/add/". Sun Oct 20 22:32:06 2013] [debug] Template "not_found.development.html.ep" not found. Sun Oct 20 22:32:06...
  • Commented on Comma quibbling in Perl
    As a stylistic matter i'd strongly recommend doing `my @x = @$x;` at the start. All that needless dereferencing makes it that unnecessary bit more ugly. That said i prefer the last example over the others, but am confused why...
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  • Neil Bowers commented on Please Join Gittip

    The goal now has to be a top-tier billing, next to Javascript and Python!

  • Smylers commented on Please Join Gittip

    Now signed up — thank you for prompting.

  • Zoffix Znet commented on Please Join Gittip

    Keeping the community visible is a great idea! I'm glad to see the 270-people rise since the last time I visited gittip a few weeks ago :)

    The only thing... I'm not seeing myself neither in the members list nor in the givers list (yeah, I've used the ?filter=400 thing to see all users)... Weird.

  • andersonwalker729 commented on Truth about Booking.com

    It's not a match up when deals are compared to the advertised ones. Before booking it all appears reasonable, but as you proceed to payment directly it goes upward. The difficulty is that once you put in added expenses and duty, the prices are generally about the equal if not worse than the direct booking on hotel websites. You’d better try www.theholidayhotels.com

  • sheila.tanner35 commented on Truth about Booking.com

    I'm currently working on my CV, portfolio, and motivation letter so I can apply to Booking.com for the UX Designer position. I'm ok with the company having a bureaucratic environment; I survived nearly 13 years in the US military. If we could have fit in any more bureaucracy there, we would have made great honorary Volgons (H2G2 reference). Not to mention, the pay can't be any worse than my current pay for the same job. I always hear about how freelance work gives you more freedom, but in my experience working as part of a team is more conducive to an atmosphere of freedom. If hired,…

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