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Dean

  • Website: perl.sydney
  • About: I blog about Perl. I am now in California
  • Posted Mid September Software Releases 2020 to dean

    Perl5-IDEA 2020.2.3 (Perl5 plugins for IntelliJ IDEA)

    "Profiler support and bugfixes"

    https://github.com/Camelcade/Perl5-IDEA/releases/tag/2020.2.3

    LemonLDAP-NG Apache::Sess…

  • Commented on Why I don't try the Perl Weekly Challenges
    Lot's of the tasks are interview like questions that don't happen in the real world. With two tasks each week, I think there is an opportunity to aim one of those tasks at Perl enthusiasts with less of a formal...
  • Posted Marketing & Branding Survey Results to dean

    You can see the results here.

    The following is my reflection on those results and doesn't reflect anyone else's opinions. They may not even really be my opinions.

  • Posted TPF Survey: Marketing and Branding to dean

    As announced on TPF news the Marketing committee of TPF have been running a survey "to learn your responses to the ideas about branding, naming and the perceptions of the values…

  • Commented on Perl 7 By Default
    Python also has an open, public, and formal process for change proposals. https://www.python.org/dev/peps/pep-0001/...
  • Posted LWN: On Perl 7 and the Perl Steering Committee to dean

    LWN has covered an email from Rjb's to perl5-porters

    Read on: https://lwn.net/Articles/828384/

  • Commented on Perl7 is a fork of values
    This venue seems as good as any to voice your support for the current "governance model", or your ideas for how it could be remodeled to better serve those few people and businesses still loyal to Perl. So as a...
  • Commented on Perl7 is a fork of values
    You will support reforms then I assume. Giving members of the perl community a voice? TPF membership, TPF elections etc. The current anti-model of governance has been used throughout its fade to near irrelevance. If you sat people down and...
  • Commented on Polling for fun and engagement
    Alas posts in groups can't be linked too. We are thorough at adding "tags" to posts, so click the "polls" tag from the tag cloud on the RHS and you should see them....
  • Commented on Perl7 is a fork of values
    Elections allow people to express their values by selecting their leaders. People overwhelming migrate from countries without democracies in to countries with democracies. In perl their are no elections and leaders appoint each other. The people have left perl for...
  • Commented on Perl7 is a fork of values
    Great commentary. I agree that the elation to change things in perl's core that the perl7 announcement has created will fork whats left of the community and douse the last embers of perl I share the concern about self appointed...
  • Posted Polling for fun and engagement to dean

    I've been posting some Perl related polls in Perl Programmers over the last few weeks. Despite the obvious weaknesses in the sampling method, they've provided some good insights and great talking points.

    Here's some results as …

  • Posted Perl Mentoring to dean

    In the Perl Programmers Facebook group we have kicked off a Perl Mentoring program. Already more than a dozen experienced Perl people have offered their services to anyone looking to learn more about Perl. It's very…

  • Commented on Perl 7: A Risk-Benefit Analysis
    Why not introduce a warning if 'use warnings' is enabled and there is no 'use vXXXX' Thats a soft way to encourage using a version number AND it generally wouldnt impact one liners...
  • Commented on Thinking and Question of The Proposal for Perl 7 - day1
    I think there are many positives to perl, but some of the defaults can be updated which will add to the magic....
  • Commented on Thinking and Question of The Proposal for Perl 7 - day1
    Regarding the word choice "silly". It is very mild and was chosen for that. In terms of usage. My on the ground experience running Sydney PM is that our sponsoring companies where dropping off. No new employers where appearing. People...
  • Commented on Thinking and Question of The Proposal for Perl 7 - day1
    Perl has been very kind to maintain backwards compatibility very carefully. Its users value this. However its users have declined and declined. While companies happily rewrite their software in to languages that routinely break things. From the proposal in the...
  • Commented on +1 "use v7;" in Perl 7
    I agree with all of the above. I would add that for one liners the version should be optional and assumed to be whatever the interpreters version is....
  • Commented on Please not yet-another-oo-system, let's support frameworks
    I think within an organization 'use standard' is reasonable since it would be your org's 'standard'. For CPAN I agree that something like your suggestions would be better. Perhaps creating a prefix instead so that people could select differing profiles....
  • Commented on Please not yet-another-oo-system, let's support frameworks
    Whatever "readable code" is, is subjective. Whats nice about perlcritic+perltidy is that your organization (company, project) can decide what "readable" means to you. JSON for example has decided that trailing commas are unacceptable. The perl interpreter doesn't mind, but you...
  • Posted Please not yet-another-oo-system, let's support frameworks to dean

    I'm very keen to be actively deprecating and removing syntactic oddities that folks should already be prohibiting via good perlcritic policies (i.e linting) hopefully in their editors and CI pipelines.

    And sta…

  • Commented on Perl 7, not quite getting better yet
    I think we have a solid platform already in cpantesters to support making changes to perl that are already best practices. Obviously more tooling may need to be built on top of it. Lets be realistic though. Perl is about...
  • Posted Contacting author of Net::Azure::StorageClient to dean

    I am trying to contact Junnama Noda author of Net::Azure::StorageClient

    I have sent two emails now to the public email address listed in his public github profile and have received no bounce or response.

    If anyone is in contact with him, please have him contact me

    Dean

  • Commented on Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020
    This article has some interesting thoughts that i think are related. i.e. "even though the number of professional programmers has grown sharply since the glory days of the 90es, these software experts have shifted away from developing new languages toward...
  • Posted Stack Overflow Developer Survey 2020 to dean

    There's a lot in it and we could question some of the methodology, but here's some thoughts.

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    Perl developers are ="https://…

  • Posted Late May Software Releases to dean

    There have been several! LANraragi, ZEVENET CE, LedgerSMB, and Sympa. All great perl software!

    LANraragi v.0.7.0 -- Cat People (Putting Out Fire)

    Web application for archival and reading of manga/doujinshi. Lightweight and Docker-ready for NAS/servers.

    This…

  • Posted Sqitch v1.1.0 released to dean

    Sqitch is a database change management application. It currently supports PostgreSQL 8.4+, SQLite 3.7.11+, MySQL 5.0+, Oracle 10g+, Firebird 2.0+, Vertica 6.0+, Exasol 6.0+ and Snowflake.

    Changelog at ="https://github.com/sqitchers/s…

  • Commented on New release of RT::Client::REST
    Thanks to people who have actually sent in tiny fixes for minor edge cases. Theyre much appreciated...
  • Posted New release of RT::Client::REST to dean

    A very welcome PR for adding the new SLA parameters for RT 4.4.3 was provided to RT::Client::REST on githib, which went out in v0.57 just earlier this week.

  • Commented on Keyhole surgery 100% successful
    Modern medicine is amazing. Its great news youre doing well....
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