In the lands where the camel roams, the white camel is a rare and revered individual. Each year, The Perl Foundation recognizes significant non-technical achievement in Perl with the White Camel Awards. This is the 15th year we've done this, and I don't think anyone will be surprised by this year's recipients. Oh, and happy birthday Perl (from Saint Petersburg and Saint Perl 6, GMT+0300)!
Dave Cross posted his Perl Recruitment Thoughts, which led to the same tired responses we see every time someone is frustrated enough to bring it up. Again. In the past decade I've written this post about every six months, decided it wasn't worth the shitstorm I'd get for posting it, and let it die. This time, I'll write just the highlights, turn off comments, and let people who care enough rant do it on their own blogs.
First, Dave does quite a bit of work to make new Perl programmers. He teaches accessible and che…
I still wish we had a way to remove reports from CPAN Testers. The case of a broken Test::More is a really good reason for this.
I received many fail reports for Business::ISBN, which I've been working on lately. However, it's from a test I hadn't touched for things I wasn't working on.
The failure looked odd. I've never heard of
Modification of non-creatable array value attempted, subscript -1 at .../Test/More/DeepCheck.pm line 82.…
I've started revitalizing the Perl Power Tools. I love this project, also known as the Unix Reconstruction Project, but there's been a some bit rot and I think we can make it easier to find. Googling "PPT" means so many other things, including PowerPoint. I've always had a hard time finding it, and I know it's there! Many of the links to it are dead or buried, and when I talk about it (such as in
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- Test::More has lots of crazy new development that's breaking my modules
- Revitalizing the Perl Power Tools
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- The Whitespace in the Perl Community
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