Looking for Eugene van der Pijll

Eugene van der Pijll is the author of DateTime::Calendar::Christian, which manipulates dates in either Julian or Gregorian calendars, depending on what the date actually is. This module has not been updated since 2003, and uses the DateTime language interface, that has since been deprecated in favor of locale and retracted..

I am trying to get it fixed, and am willing to adopt the module myself …

Retraction of Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US

Geo::Coder::Geocoder::US is a Perl module that interfaces to the Geocoding API of geocoder.us. Unfortunately that disappeared late 2015. Since this module is therefore useless, I am deleting it from CPAN.

Refactor of Perl Critic policy ProhibitUnusedVarsStricter

Perl::Critic::Policy::Variables::ProhibitUnusedVarsStricter (whew!) is a Perl Critic policy that attempts to be more stringent about finding unused variables than the core policy of similar name. One of the things that has to be done to make this happen is to figure out which variables are interpolated into double-quotish strings.

The original version of this module had its own string-analysis logic, as do other Perl-Critic policies …

Stupid Regexp Trick: Fail on match

I found myself one day trying to come up with a regexp that matched

m/ \G \s* (?:
        (?<oct> 0b[01]+ | 0[0-7]+ | 0x[[:xdigit:]]+ ) |
        (?<float> [+-]?(?=\.?\d)\d*\.?\d*(?:e[+-]?\d+)? )
    (?! \w )

where the <oct> capture represents things that need to be run through the oct built-in, and the <float> capture comes from perlfaq4.

The problem here was t…

Stupid perldoc-search trick

Perl's copious documentation is one of the things that keeps me using it. But a pretty good idea where to start looking, can be like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack.

Fortunately, we have Joshua ben Jore's perldoc-search, which will find anything you can specify as a regular expression, and that Perl itself can find.

Unfortunately, this can sometimes be a bit too much. I generally have several Perl kits unpacked in my home direc…