David H. Adler passed away yesterday.
David was a gentleman and a scholar: a gentle, warm, erudite, funny, clever, and deeply kind man. And one who has made a vast contribution to our Perl and Raku communities over more than quarter of a century.
My most sincere condolences to David's family...and to the countless other colleagues, acquaintances, and admirers around the world who will be mourning him today.
Like so many others, I was proud to call David my friend.
I will miss him profoundly.
I remember him from a YAPC. :(
This is from a prayer card I got at my grandma's funeral that I keep in my wallet. Brings me peace to read sometimes, much more than just the standard internet, "F".
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let Your perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.