The Quantified Onion

Since Joel has outed me already. :-)

At this year's YAPC::NA I had a chance to meet David Mertens and Joel Berger.

After some email exchange with David and Joel I decided to create a Google Group, The Quantified Onion, for discussing the use of Per…

Perl 5.16.0 installed

I thought I would see how long my new 8 core box would take to compile 5.16.0.

It took about 18 minutes 25 seconds if stat on the build log is accurate.

So now I have the new shiny...just need to reload all the CPAN modules I use now.

Huzzah!

WTF Perl Books

I was purchasing a dead tree copy of Modern Perl on evil Amazon I noticed several "you might also like" books:

Higher-Order Perl

Perl Language Reference Manual - for Perl version 5.12.1

PERL DATA LANGUAGE

I'm sure mjd might take exception to the title of the first book. Larry might be surprised he is the author of the second. The P…

Frozen Perl 2011: Parse::Stallion/Intro to Dancer/Hallway Track

I missed the Parse::Stallion and most of the Intro to Dancer talks because I spent it talking with olegm and perigrin.

I really would have liked to catch them but it is always interesting to talk with folks.

perigrin is a fellow player of Lacuna Expanse and it was good to meet him.

I then mostly listened to olegm and perigrin compare notes about putting on a workshop, relative costs...generally what perigrin was going to talk about after the Intro to Dancer talk. :-)

The most interesting comment was when perigrin said he …

Frozen Perl 2011: Parallel::Depend: designing a little language in Perl‎

Lembark's second talk is basically about designing a little language in Perl.

This module is a scheduler.

When designing a language it should be easy to edit, eyeball and parse.

It is a good idea to have line oriented and whitespace oriented tokens.

One should consider the primitives, basically what are the tasks you want to do.

Taking advantage of the overlooking ability of capturing split for grabbing tokens.

The given/when switch makes writing small languages much easier.

Once again a very good talk about an area that many people woul…