Quite often companies who use Catalyst (with Template Toolkit) find that after a while, they're over relying on the use of the stash as a global dumping ground. To deal with that, I wrote a highly experimental module to print out unused template variables.
I'm running Debian Stable (7.x, Wheezy, 7.4 to be exact) on amd64.
Count all Debian packages by their implementation language (I know, not the most efficient way):
% ( for tag in `debtags tagcat | grep '^Tag: implemented-in::' | sed 's/^Tag: //'`; do echo -e `debtags search $tag | wc -l` "\t" $tag done ) | sort -nr 4439 implemented-in::c 3258 implemented-in::perl 1840 implemented-in::c++ 1063 implemented-in::python 304 implemented-in::java 289 implemented-in::ruby 214 implemented-in::ocaml 199 implemented-in::lisp 194 implemented-in::shell 137 implemented-in::php 118 implemented-in::TODO 97 implemented-in::r 92 implemented-in::haskell 79 implemented-in::c-sharp 62 implemented-in::objc 55 implemented-in::tcl 47 implemented-in::fortran 41 implemented-in::vala 41 implemented-in::scheme 37 implemented-in::lua 30 implemented-in::ecmascript 28 implemented-in::ada 2 implemented-in::ml 0 implemented-in::pike 0 implemented-in::erlang
I wonder why no Go yet...
Let's exclude all Perl libraries (/^lib.+perl$/) from that Perl count:
The Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund was initially announce at YAPC::NA in 2011. Since then, it has been TPF's most successful grant program, awarding over $260,000 in grants for continued development and debugging of the Perl 5 core.
Unfortunately, most of the funds have now been depleted. Our four present grantees, Tony Cook, Paul Johnson, Dave Mitchell, and Jess Robinson are each running on allocations that have between 3 and 6 months remaining. Without further contributions to the fund, there will not be enough money to renew their grants.
If you value the work that these people are doing for the Perl 5 Core, please consider making a contribution to the P5CMF by visiting donate.perlfoundation.org soon.
UPDATE #1 2014-07-11: Added Catmandu::Exporter::Table. This module is not exactly lightweight, so I will not consider it for usage in Perinci::CmdLine::Lite, but it's interesting to benchmark anyway.
UPDATE #2 2014-07-11: Nudged by me, Jakob extracted the table-generating
functionality of Catmandu::Exporter::Table into its own module Text::MarkdownTable. This module depends on nothing but Moo. Great job Jakob. Although for my particular project Perinci::CmdLine::Lite, I declared that Moo is a bit too heavy, and so excluded it. :)
I'm happy to announce that, as usual, Nestoria will be sponsoring this year's YAPC::EU in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Also as usual we will be sending along a contingent from our dev team. Other than myself you'll also see Sam, Ignacio and Tim - all of whom have never attended a YAPC before and some of whom have learned Perl quite recently. I'm hoping they are going to get as much out of YAPC as I did at my first one back in 2007.
You can read more - and see some photos so you'll know who to say Hi to - on the Nestoria Dev Blog: http://devblog.nestoria.com/post/91342766838/yet-another-yapc-eu.
Hope to see you there!
P.S. Although I'm not speaking at YAPC::EU this year, I am speaking about Test::Kit 2.0 at the London.pm technical meeting on Thursday July 24th :-)
In a bit less than two months the second Swiss Perl Workshop takes place.
Lots of cool things are going to happen!
Register soon to secure one of the limited tickets.
Book your seat at the courses by brian d foy.
To make waiting for the workshop easier, and to get in touch with fellow Swiss Perl Mongers, come to our Swiss Perl Community Meetups. The next event happens on July 24 in Zürich. You will know us by at least one small puppet camel on the table.
Last time we "meetupped" in Olten, the workshop venue. Look at the view we had:
I don't know the Grants Committee ever published the annual budget. I see reasons to do so and not to do, but let's do it. Transparency is a good thing.
Conclusion first. The Grants Committee's budget for 2014 is $16,000.
Here is how it works.
Rule #1: The committee evaluates and funds grants every two months. At the point of funding, the money is "spent".
Suppose you submit a grant proposal of $3,000. Your proposal is great, the community feedback is all positive, and your grant is funded. At this point, we have spent the money; it's like putting the $3000 in a special envelope that has your name on it. The money is still in the TPF safe but it is reserved for you.
Rule #2: We are out of the money when all the money is spent for the year.
As an DevOps, I use Puppet and Rex, and like automatic testing for my infrastructure. So when I saw serverspec, I thought: maybe I can do such things in Perl?
I know there are already so many testing frameworks at CPAN. But I like the syntax used by serverspec( yes, evoloved from Rspec!) so DIY begin~
Here is my work：Rex::Test::Spec.
We can use it as follow:
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