MadMongers (Madison Perl Mongers)

MadMongers (Madison Perl Mongers) :

I have an idea for a year-long series of presentations for MadMongers. Come listen and share your thoughts.

[From my blog.]

Closures, alternatives, map in Perl 6

In a script I recently wrote, I employed a few features of Perl 6 that I'd like to highlight. I'm using Mash to create a distance matrix of samples (usually metagenomes or genomes) to each other, either in a complete pair-wise fashion or some set (like the Pacific Ocean Virome) to some new set of samples.

The output of Mash is a tab-delimited file. The first line contains the column headers, and the first column is the literal string "#query" followed by all the sample/file names which include the relative path information. Here is a sample:

Announcing Mojolicious::Command::generate::routes_restsful and Mojolicious::Command::generate::routes_restsful_just_routes

Get everything you need from just a hash

My recent release of Mojolicious::Plugin::Routes::Restful inspired my to go a little beyond and create code that generates code.

I have never been a big fan of this getting something from nothing idea


I guess I can't understand the math, after I discovered that 6 x 9 = 42, it never seems to come out right.

I have used auto-generated of course and have never been that pleased with it. I have spent many a week trying to make some silly shlock together out of Dreamweaver work with real code.

I have also seen a front end just slapped onto a dump of a DB schema that was created with DBIX Class Schema Loader and even worse the same but using JAVA's Hibernate. How about a level of abstraction between??

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: December 8th-11th

Hey everyone,

Following is the p5p (Perl 5 Porters) mailing list summary for the past half week.


C::Blocks Advent Day 8

This is the C::Blocks Advent Calendar, in which I release a new treat each day about the C::Blocks library. Yesterday I showed one way to build a (mildly) complex data structure, including handling pointers and managing memory. Today I will explain how to tightly control access to pointers using classes and C::Blocks::Object::Magic.

C::Blocks Advent Day 7

This is the C::Blocks Advent Calendar, in which I release a new treat each day about the C::Blocks library. Yesterday I illustrated the many ways you generate or modify C source code. Today I discuss basic facilities for handling pointers and building C data structures.

The MAIN Thing

If you're coming to Perl 6 from Perl 5, the global variable @*ARGS will be familiar to you as the place to get the command-line arguments to your program:

$ cat main1.pl6
#!/usr/bin/env perl6

put "ARGS = ", @*ARGS.join(', ');
$ ./main1.pl6 foo bar baz
ARGS = foo, bar, baz

The @ is the sigil that denotes the variable as an array, and the * is the "twigle" that denotes that the variable is a global.  If you follow the above link to the documentation, you'll find a whole host of other dynamic and environmental variables like user, hostname, PID, cwd, etc.

Dealing directly with @*ARGS is fine your program accepts a few positional arguments where the first argument means one thing (name), the second argument another thing (rank), the third another (serial number), etc:

$ cat main2.pl6
#!/usr/bin/env perl6

my ($name, $rank, $serial-num) = @*ARGS;
put "name ($name) rank ($rank) serial number ($serial-num)";
$ ./main2.pl6 Patch Private 1656401
name (Patch) rank (Private) serial number (1656401)

C::Blocks Advent Day 6

This is the C::Blocks Advent Calendar, in which I release a new treat each day about the C::Blocks library. Over the last few days I have illustrated how to use C::Blocks to write procedural code, how to get data across the Perl/C divide, including using types to do that concisely, and how to write code that is shared across modules and scripts. Yesterday I provided some benchmarks that I hope give a sense for the performance of C::Blocks, and start to indicate the circumstances when it might be useful. Today I am going to illustrate the many ways you can generate and/or modify your C code using C::Blocks including source filters, interpolation blocks, and the good old string eval.

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