May 2012 Archives

A Porter's Tale

Well, I’m just about done with my porting project.  For $work, we’ve been working on porting a fairly large codebase (the official count is nearly 2 million LOCs, although I think that probably includes whitespace and comments) from Perl 5.8.9 to 5.14.2.  Actually, our goal is threefold:

  • Get our code using the newest Perl.  (Although, of course, that’s always a moving target: by this point 5.16 is out, so it’s not the newest any more.)
  • Get our code using the newest Moose.  (We’re currently on 1.21, and want to go to 2.x.)…

About Buddy Burden

user-pic 7 years in California, 17 years in Perl, 26 years in computers, 46 years in bare feet.