November 2011 Archives

Help Update Pod::Perldoc!

Pod::Perldoc needs love. It's the module behind the perldoc command and has been only lightly maintained by p5p for the past couple of years. I needed to fix a minor issue, discovered that I had filed the oldest tickets against the module, and figured I'd clean up /users/brian_d_foy/2011/11/index.html

What I learned from YAPC::Brasil

Speaking to the non-english audience

Perl regex escapes by version

Tom Christiansen compiled a table of escape sequences by the version of Perl that introduced them. This is the sort of Perl documentation that I like. It's too bad he doesn't blog, but I don't think he'll mind me reposting this part of his private email. :)

We've come up with all sorts of good ideas for Programming Perl since we turned the book in two weeks ago.

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This list is sorted by escape, but you know Perl so you can re-sor…

A Perl Bibliography

perl-bibliography.png I'm creating a Perl Bibliography to go along with the other Bibliography booklets on O'Reilly's site. At OSCON as part of a Safari Books Online promotion, there were thin, real-paper booklets listing the books (from all publishers) in particular categories. They are also available as free downloads, like the /users/brian_d_foy/2011/11/index.html

About brian d foy

user-pic I'm the author of Mastering Perl, and the co-author of Learning Perl (6th Edition), Intermediate Perl, Programming Perl (4th Edition) and Effective Perl Programming (2nd Edition).