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  • Commented on Social Media Meta Tags
    Please could you edit your post so that most of it lies "below the fold"? There are two sections in the edit window that let you write the preamble and then the rest. thanks!...
  • Commented on MVC with Dancer2 and DBIC: Form Validation
    Please could you edit your post so that most of it lies "below the fold"? There are two sections in the edit window that let you write the preamble and then the rest. thanks!...
  • Commented on 100+ Modules for Adoption! (Bit Rot Thursday)
    Given I somehow ended up with permissions for Acme::CPANAuthors::German, it seems only right that I take on ::Canadian, I think? :)...
  • Commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 6: Time Won't Give Me Time
    > if two consecutive zero-length tokens need to match, they must both match at the same point? Consecutive tokens should match consecutively, it seems to me, regardless of their length If they are zero-length, then "at the same point" is...
  • Commented on Response to The Perl Jam 2
    Did he ever bother reporting these “vulnerabilities” to bugzilla first, I wonder? If not, then he’s not practicing responsible disclosure, and no conference should be sanctioning that behaviour (even setting aside all other aspects of his talk)....
  • Commented on Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 15: RPerl v1.2 Kickstarter Now Live
    How does this overlap with the TPF grant requests? are they they same project? http://news.perlfoundation.org/2015/09/september-2015-grant-proposals-1.html...
  • Commented on Travis-CI and latest version of Perl 5
    "latest stable" would be really handy, but my primary usecase would be "test on all major perl versions between X and Y", usually from 5.6 or 5.8 up to latest stable (5.22), as well as blead (but the latest 5.23.x...
  • Commented on File::Slurp is broken and wrong
    backlink to the reddit discussion: https://www.reddit.com/r/perl/comments/3hfsqt/fileslurp_is_broken_and_wrong/...
  • Commented on My CPAN Cleaning, Day 2457023.500000
    Can you clarify how you uploaded dists into the ADOPTME user? I'm not sure how that can be accomplished, since the user-specific directory in which the upload arrives is controlled by username+password. [I can't believe I've kept this tab open...
  • Posted Add a LICENSE file to your distribution - it's easy! to Ether

    Every distribution should have a LICENSE file, that corresponds to the licensing information contained in your Makefile.PL.

    You can create this file from the command line by installing App::Software::License - e.g. ="…

  • Commented on blogs.perl.org... Perl's Death by 1,000 Cuts
    test test test......
  • Commented on Testing HTTP client code with Plack
    Cool! You can also use Test::LWP::UserAgent to mock a server that can return arbitrary responses, so you can test how your client handles the weird edge case errors....
  • Commented on We are all Perl's ambassadors...
    Maybe create some phase gates for new contributors? or create some kind of bar to get over before you can upload and even get rated in the first place? prepan.org exists as a place where authors can upload code...
  • Commented on Pod::Readme v1.0.2 released
    Integration with Pod::Weaver would be nice -- as that is an existing framework for allowing one to parse and mutate existing pod documents. I could see Pod::Readme being useful for inserting content that is only useful in a README, rather...
  • Commented on A pre-release of Pod::Readme is available on CPAN
    What limitations are there as a result of not using a full POD parser? Are there certain syntax elements that are not recognized, a depth limitation to nested elements, etc?...
  • Commented on CPAN Testers & pre-requisite reporting
    > The "DEVREL" prefix will be appended as soon as there is *anything* in the chain I like this a lot, and it's similar to what I was thinking too. However, I realize now there's a problem here -- the...
  • Commented on Test::More has lots of crazy new development that's breaking my modules
    > I don't think CPAN Testers is doing the right thing by using broken Test::More's that aren't available for normal installations. I strongly disagree. What if these Test::More changes *were* production ready? Receiving these failing reports, before Test::More sees a...
  • Commented on If your core perl documentation uses =encoding, please test the new perldoc release
    However, `perldoc Moose` does not -- the rendering of the right-to-left portion of Yuval's name (in the AUTHORS section) is garbled (the bullet appears at the end of the line; the parentheses are misplaced). This may be due to my...
  • Commented on If your core perl documentation uses =encoding, please test the new perldoc release
    `perldoc Acme::LookOfDisapproval` and `perldoc Acme::ಠ_ಠ` both look good :)...
  • Commented on I hate unpacking sub calls with shift
    > This one is very good: No, it's not - it uses Devel::Declare, which is a giant ball of crack that is actively discouraged by its authors and everyone who understands the improvements made in 5.14 that make this ball...
  • Commented on Data::Dumper Debugging
    I'm running OSX 10.8 and I have: GNU bash, version 3.2.48(1)-release (x86_64-apple-darwin10.0)...
  • Commented on Rewriting Pod::Readme
    There is a MooX::Role::Pluggable, which may serve your needs. But it's also not terribly difficult to write this bit of code manually, using Module::Pluggable....
  • Commented on Single-page POD for a distribution
    We need someone to add a split-screen feature to $favourite_browser_here....
  • Commented on Rewriting Pod::Readme
    One other thing, for Robert -- unless you're doing some really funky things with Moose, I'd suggest using Moo instead, as it is lighter weight and will run faster in a toolchain environment....
  • Commented on Rewriting Pod::Readme
    I see some great ideas here! Something you might want to look at for inspiration is Mike Doherty's https://metacpan.org/pod/Dist::Zilla::Plugin::InstallGuide (which I use in my plugin bundle) that generates an INSTALL file that contains simple install instructions using various cpan clients...
  • Commented on Quacks who write software make us all look bad
    Heh, I happened to see the headline of your reddit post about 5 seconds before skimming b.p.o, and went "whoa, everybody's talking about this guy today" :)...
  • Commented on Planet Moose - August 2014
    *lol* at the easter egg :)...
  • Commented on Please don't use ::Tiny unless it meets the ::Tiny criteria, thanks!
    > Maybe make a Dist::Zilla plugin to test for it all? https://metacpan.org/pod/Dist::Zilla::Plugin::OnlyCorePrereqs can check for one part of it. [Test::MinimumVersion] can test for another....
  • Commented on Give your module a good SEE ALSO section
    Something to remember for all of Neil's excellent posts in this series - if you don't have any distributions of your own that you can patch, you can patch other people's distributions!...
  • Commented on Classify your RT tickets on CPAN Day!
    This is, IMO, a problem with a lot of distributions......
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  • Buddy Burden commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 6: Time Won't Give Me Time
    That surprise is ignorance leaving your mind. :-)

    Hmmm ... I would say instead that it's the sound of my brain bouncing off a wall because the feature that sounded like it did exactly what I wanted did nothing of the sort. ;->

    You seem to have a mistaken mental model of how regexps work; that book will beat you into shape.

    Well, I certainly have a mistaken mental model of how look-ahead works. But of course that's only one small piece of regular expressions. One which just hasn't come up all that often in the course …

  • Aristotle commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 6: Time Won't Give Me Time
    Why, "AC" of course. If tell you to match "ABC" but leave the "B" out, what else could you possibly get?

    And what would @- and @+ contain?

  • Aristotle commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 6: Time Won't Give Me Time

    Another try:

    Then (?: and (?= would mean the exact same thing.
    Wait ... what? I don't follow that at all. A(?:B) means an "A" followed by a "B." A(?=B) means an "A" followed by a "B," except don't include the "B" in the match string. I'm not sure how the consecutive-ness of anything would impact that.

    What would be the difference between (?=A(?=B)) and (?=A(?:B))?

  • Aristotle commented on A Date with CPAN, Part 6: Time Won't Give Me Time
    Meanwhile the way I actually need it to work right now is not even an option. :-) […] I see how to work around it, thanks to your continued efforts to enlighten me.

    You’re aware that sentence 2 there directly contradicts sentence 1, yes? (Not that I agree with the characterisation as a “workaround”.)

    In fact, the situation is strictly opposite of what you claim: the way it does work allows you to achieve everything you need, and the way you think it ought to work would disallow many other things that are possible with the current model.

  • Zoffix Znet commented on 100+ Modules for Adoption! (Bit Rot Thursday)

    Certainly, especially since you're *on* the ::Canadian one :)

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