Inline Granted

This news is a couple of weeks old now, but the Inline-for-XS-Modules TPF Grant Proposal was accepted! A big Thank You to the Perl Community and the TPF.

David and I have just returned from vacations and we started work on the project today. Our first order of business was to create this web site, to which we will be posting regular updates on our progress, and oth…

A Grand, 2014

A couple of days ago I got a tip that I was very close to being the first CPAN author to upload 1000 releases in a year (989). Today I topped it off:

Thus ends my CPAN numbers ambitions. From now on I will concentrate on -Oquality -Ofun and -Oacmeism. Actually the numbers stuff ended in early September.

The -Oquantity and -Ofrequency flags were fun for a while, and it resulted in my getting a large portion of my modules into an up to date state; but numbers for numbers sake has a l…

CPAN Day - 317 Uploads and 21 Guns

Sometime in May 2014, ETHER mentioned on IRC that she would soon be passing me up on this leader board. I was number 20 and she wasn't far behind. I guess I took that as a challenge, because this past weekend on CPAN day, I moved into the #6 spot. This post explains how.

I've created a couple CPAN packagers over the years, like Module::Install, and Module::Package, but earlier this year I decided to give up on those and just use Dist::Zilla, so I moved most of my act…

Perl 6, Surely but Slowly

Last month I wrote a post about Rakudo being ready for release. I ported a substantial framework from Perl 5 to Perl 6, and it just works. Surely, but sloooooowly!

I'd like to make the case that Rakudo is now ready for something else... A serious performance boost!

Last night I timed the basically equivalent TestML test suites in Perl 5 and ="http://github.com/ingydo…

Rakudo *'s Really Really Release Ready

How do you know when a new programming language is ready to be released? You try porting a real software framework to it. I recently completed a port of a Perl 5 framework to the Rakudo implementation of Perl 6, and guess what? It just works! This is my story...

After only a short ten year wait, a Perl 6 implementation is scheduled for release this month. Rakudo * (aka Rakudo Star) will be inaugurated on July 29th, 2010. Is it ready? That certainly depends on your expectations, but I am here to make the case that it is a usable programming language with at least one killer feature tha…

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