CPAN Testers RULE!

Late last evening I sent a development version of a Perl module to PAUSE. This module had had a bunch of work on it since the last release, including a change in the way timegm() and timelocal() were called.

The CPAN testers worked on it overnight, and this morning I had a brand-new shiny RT ticket in my inbox. Slaven Rezic (to give credit where it is due) had noticed and correctly diagnosed the problem. I fixed it, and tonight the CPAN testers are chew…

DateTime::Calendar::Christian updated

I have been granted co-maintainership of DateTime-Calendar-Christian, and version 0.04_01 went out October 30. Because this module is new to me, and because this is the first release in 13 years, I would like to encourage anyone with an interest in it to try out the new release and let me know of any problems.

The current release migrates the module to the DateTime locale interface, replacing the long-deprecated and recently remo…

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 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 …