September 2014 Archives

Test::More has lots of crazy new development that's breaking my modules

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 Test::More::DeepCheck:

Modification of non-creatable array value attempted, subscript -1 at .../Test/More/ line 82.

Revitalizing the Perl Power Tools

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 /users/brian_d_foy/2014/09/index.html

2014 Swiss Perl Workshop redux

The Swiss Perl Workshop did not disappoint, although as a featured speaker there was plenty to worry about. One of the organizers, Matthias Bloch, was well trained to take care of the chaotic situation of herding cats and programmers. He was a trained primary school instructor, in which he explained the getting a group of first graders to do anything is much harder. I'm dubious, having been to many workshops, but everything went well. The trick is to embrace the fear.


The Whitespace in the Perl Community

What's Freelancers?

I thought the tweet might have something to do with the paste discussion I posted to Stackoverflow by using Perl Power Tools. That answer was a lot of fun, and as I suspected, I didn't even need Perl since a user on Reddit came up with a command line using paste, head, and tail. I think I tend to learn more from my answers than anyone else.

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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).