Ron Savage

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  • aseric commented on The Hot New Language Named Rakudo

    There is no doubt the "Wall" in front of Perl 5 should be removed so it can proceed.

    My two points:

    1) For Perl
    Remember Java 1.5 was marketed as Java 5 and it was easier to proceed from there on.
    Similary Perl 6 can be skipped for Perl.

    Perl has been in Perl 5 for very long time. The next major version should be released as Perl 7 which will give a fresh beginning and surely every perl programmer will leap in joy. (Perl 6 can be skipped similar to Java which skipped 3 and 4)

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  • Ben Bullock commented on Be generous, but not very

    Hi Ron,

    I was just thinking the other day that I hadn't seen you for a while here.

    Those Levenshtein things are OK for approximate work, but they tend to give lots of false positives. I actually did extensive work on spelling correction for another related web page which converts English words into Japanese forms, but I found that the Levenshtein corrections, even with a maximum distance of one, tend to throw up so many false positives that I'm not sure it's worth the bother. This is partly because of the amount of nonsense that people type in, and partly because it tends to …

  • Ether commented on Starting to use File::ShareDir

    The right thing to do here is use Test::File::ShareDir from your tests, which does the right thing with your @INC so the local share directory can be found:

    use Test::File::ShareDir -share => { -dist => { 'My-Dist-Name' => 'share' } };

  • jrw32982 commented on Perl in a Business Application

    Interesting read. I enjoyed the line "And then it struct me!" right after the discussion of objects and object systems. :-)

  • Philip Sharman commented on Curated list of Perl modules

    This is very helpful. Thanks!

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