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sue spence (virtualsue)

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  • Commented on On the Semantic Naming of Things
    Zoffix, regarding Fortran et al: I’d say Perl is a bit unusual in having, from version 1-5, a sort of Highlander mentality. “There can be only one!” This happened despite the fact that its code is freely available. Various people...
  • Commented on On the Semantic Naming of Things
    John Regarding “There’s been a number of decent solutions proposed over the years, (mst I think had the best compromise to rename Perl5 ‘Pumpkin Perl’) but none of them gained traction.” I thank the atom gods that this never happened....
  • Commented on On the Semantic Naming of Things
    First things first. Food naming in actual restaurants has in my experience been as bad as what you describe and worse. The “chili dog” I was once served in a UK restaurant… there are no words. Horrible. If I were...
  • Commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?
    I truly believe that Perl usage would have declined anyway with or without the lengthy development period for version 6. The reasons have already been discussed at length on various forums. I'm saying this as someone who was concerned about...
  • Commented on Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?
    I wrote a blog post today which also lightly discusses the name and logo grumbling. Maybe you will like it: http://virtualsue.blogspot.co.uk/...
  • Posted How to add JSONP support to a web service to sue spence

    I needed to do this yesterday, so that a developer could work on a project on his own machine while accessing some REST services I developed on an intranet server. Cross-domain requests are prohibited by the same origin policy security that govern client-side Javascript programs. JSONP gets…

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