Timm Murray

  • Commented on Are conference speakers compensated
    Sponsors account for more than that, actually. Conference tickets make up maybe 10-15% of the YAPC budget. I'm not sure the numbers would work out for compensating all speakers, though. For YAPC::NA, domestic round trip flights can be $250-750 (and...
  • Commented on mop problem 5 - Role and C3 searching is not always necessary
    I can see why he's confused--in Perl, roles are often implemented via multiple inheritance under the hood. The other way to do it (off the top of my head) is to mess with the symbol table, which is a nastier...
  • Commented on Another (silly) idea: autocorrect in shell (bash) tab completion
    Bash does have programmable tab completion:
  • Commented on On prototyping in public ...
    If I were considering porting a module to mop, what would be the best way of going about that?...
  • Commented on Google Summer of Code 2014 (Update 2)
    > Proposal: MetaCPAN: Web of Trust and Bug fixes+API Documentation Since we can't read the proposals themselves, does this imply a cryptographic Web of Trust? I'd love to be able to add a key fingerprint to my CPAN account, get...
  • Posted Perl Encryption Primer: Presentation for Madison Perl Mongers, 2014/04/08 to frezik

  • Commented on Do not use each
    I've also seen situations where each was called in a loop that short-circuits: while( my ($key, $val) = each %hash ) { last if $key =~ /foo/; } Then later on, each is used again without resetting the internal state,...
  • Commented on Perl 5.19.x performance improvements
    That's funny, I would have thought Perl was already making the return cases the same. Slap me with a Sufficiently Optimized Compiler Fallacy, I guess....
  • Posted Announcing: The Great UAV::Pilot Split to frezik

    The main UAV::Pilot distro was getting too big. The WumpusRover server had already been spun off into its own distribution, and now the same is happening for many other portions of the system.


    • UAV::Pilot hasn't been passing CPAN smoke testing because of the ffmpeg de…
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  • Steven Haryanto commented on Another (silly) idea: autocorrect in shell (bash) tab completion

    Yup, fish is nice. Creating programmable completion Perl module for fish is on my todo list. :)

  • Ovid commented on mop problem 5 - Role and C3 searching is not always necessary

    Roles are not multiple inheritance at all. In multiple inheritance, you're overloading class responsibility with code reuse and you introduce ordering problems (which C3 mitigates but does not solve).

    Roles leave responsibility to the classes, but handle the code reuse. Further, unlike inheritance, they don't have ordering issues, ambiguities become compile-time failures, and they can be mixed and matched in any order without breaking (well, that's actually traits; Moose roles miss a few objectives here, but only in corner cases). I strongly suggest you read up more about ro…

  • Stevan Little commented on mop problem 5 - Role and C3 searching is not always necessary

    C3 will not be part of the MOP, it is part of the core of Perl already, it will be possible for a user of the MOP to use C3 just as it is possible for a user to do that with regular Perl OO.

    Roles are not multiple inheritance and in the MOP will not be implemented with multiple inheritance. You should do some reading up on Roles and how they work, I fear you do not understand them well enough.

  • Sawyer X commented on Are conference speakers compensated

    Who expects YAPC to cover 50 speakers? Also, where's the math from? Speakers are from the US (some local to the city even), Canada, Europe, Asia, Brazil, etc.

    If you take a look at keynote speakers, some of them actually run a business (not me), and I think those are a good place to start, wouldn't you agree?

    In workshops we try to cover 1-2 speakers. I don't think asking YAPC to try and cover 3-5 speakers would be too much. If I can pay for my own dinner (which, honestly, the YAPC dinners are not AMAZING, really...) so we could have a fantastic speaker (again, not me, clearl…

  • brian d foy commented on Are conference speakers compensated

    I'd rather hear a really good speaker than have a conference t-shirt.

    As I noted in my post, YAPC has gone far beyond it's grassroots beginnings (which was more like today's Foo-camps). That's one of the problems I alluded to in my original post. At the same revenue levels, organizers have tried to offer more and more stuff, losing sight of the actual purpose of event. It's the same thing that people complain about in the big events. It's the natural evolution of these sorts of things.

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