Todd Rinaldo

  • Commented on Perl7 is a fork of values
    By your logic, anything run by a BDFL would be abandoned. The "B" in "BDFL" stands for benevolent. Neither Sawyer, nor you Todd, exhibit this quality. Thanks! My comment was not about Perl's governance so much as most other...
  • Commented on Perl7 is a fork of values
    You will support reforms then I assume. Giving members of the perl community a voice? TPF membership, TPF elections etc. I have no membership in TPF either other than being a conference organizer (which carries no membership). I openly...
  • Commented on Perl7 is a fork of values
    People overwhelming migrate from countries without democracies in to countries with democracies. I don't think your assertion tracks. By your logic, anything run by a BDFL would be abandoned. I don't think that belief matches reality....
  • Posted 4 days in Amsterdam with porters to Todd Rinaldo

    Deprecation of $[

    Last year, we went over all of the long-stan…

  • Posted at the Perl Toolchain Summit to Todd Rinaldo

    Introducing the new way to grep CPAN:
    My co-worker Nicholas and I were honored to be invited to attend the Perl Toolchain Summit in Lyo…

  • Posted Reviewing Perl 5 . in @INC at the Perl Toolchain Summit to Todd Rinaldo

    Location: Lyon, France
    Attending: SawyerX, Merijn (Tux) Brand, Todd (toddr) Rinaldo, Nicolas (atoomic) Rochelemagne, Lee Johnson, Aaron (arc) Crane, Leon (leont) Timmermans, Matthew (alh) Horsfall, Kenichi (charsbar) …

  • Posted How removing . from @INC is about to break CPAN to Todd Rinaldo

    In Perl 5.26, it will no longer be a safe assumption to assume . is in @INC. This is a good move towards a more secure Perl, but will break the installation of many CPAN modules. For those of you wondering why this was done, see

  • Posted What happened to . in @INC to Todd Rinaldo

    In Perl, module loads have always attempted to look for the module you refer to in the current working directory (not necessarily the script location). It has always been this way in Perl. This goes back to the keyword "do" which precedes "require". When this was originally coded, it was also…

  • Commented on The 2016 P5P Hackathon
    @Ether: The site and the wiki can be found here:
  • Commented on The 2016 P5P Hackathon
    It won't be an ACT site but I will let you know when we get the wiki up....
  • Posted YAPC::NA 2013 in Texas, June 3-5. to Todd Rinaldo

    YAPC::NA 2013 will be held in the "Live Music Capital of the World", Austin, Texas, from June 3rd through June 5th. 

    The conference theme is "25 Years of Perl". Come celebrate Perl's silver year with all your favorite members of the Perl community. 

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  • shadowcat_mdk commented on Perl7 is a fork of values

    Going to have to disagree with you on that Riba - not in regard to your underlying stance, or any technical matter in general, just to the assumption of an absolute,

    I have known both Sawyer and Todd to be benevolent and kind. I have never assumed they are angels who tread the light clouds of the fantastic; but to state they have never exhibited the quality of benevolence, that's bollocks mate. Also, in regard to BDFL - neither of them are, so double oops, still doesn't work as a never - maybe James Bond can give us all a Never Say Never Again.

    The use of a reduction to the a…

  • shadowcat_mdk commented on Perl7 is a fork of values

    Okay there is no +1 on this platform, but this is my +1

  • shadowcat_mdk commented on Perl7 is a fork of values

    it's usually the evolved state. Which is why structural criticism of form sees it as the parochial or abusive state.

    It might be so.

    However, assuming it to be the implied rather than the assumed (or default) is perhaps a misunderstanding.

    the internal sarcasm here is those who wish to rebuild, to evolve, object the changes to the original form. Those who have built and maintained, object to the adherence of a constant, or common, universal state.

    Honestly i think Gloucester would be looking sideways at flies, wanton boys and gods right now.

  • Dean commented on Perl7 is a fork of values

    This venue seems as good as any to voice your support for the current "governance model", or your ideas for how it could be remodeled to better serve those few people and businesses still loyal to Perl.

    So as a person who has toiled for a foundation that doesnt even extend membership too you, why not support opening TPF up to membership? Who in turn electing board members? Why not support a model that engages with the perl community and the few remaining businesses that rely on perl?

    In 2020 aren't there better models for enagement than saying "join this email list and read …

  • Yuki Kimoto commented on Perl7 is a fork of values

    I think the current Perl 7 plan is very heavy for the resources available to the Perl community.

    Perl 7 will succeed if many people welcome it and everyone supports it.

    However, I think the remaining users of Perl will remain because of the stability of that Perl.

    If, in reality, the move to Perl 7 doesn't work, I think it's an opportunity to reconsider adopting "use v7".

    I have a very similar thinking of Leon.

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