Monthly Archives: June 2010

Downloading RT patches from the command line

I love it when people post patches to RT, but I don't really like the work required to download them from the web interface. I know there's an rt command line client somewhere, but the last time I tried it, it didn't work very well for me. Thankfully, with the help of RT::Client::REST, I whipped […]

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Capture-Tiny 0.08

I've released a new version of Capture::Tiny, which now catches exceptions, cleans up file handles, then rethrows the exception. This is the first major bug-fix in a while and was easy to address. I'm feeling pretty confident that Capture::Tiny is a robust, cross-platform answer for any sort of output capturing. If you'd like to understand […]

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File-chdir on Perl 5.13.1

For any Perl developers who use File::chdir, please note that Perl 5.13.1 fixed a bug with tied variables in a way that broke things for File::chdir. The change has been reverted and I expect to see File::chdir passing tests on 5.13.2 when it is released. In the meantime, I've released a new version of File::chdir […]

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Torture testing CPAN::Meta

To be useful for CPAN indexers like search.cpan.org, the new CPAN::Meta library has to be pretty good at dealing with whatever CPAN can throw at it. A while ago, I put together a test sample of 15,569 CPAN metadata files from a minicpan repository. I'm happy to report that with the latest release today, CPAN::Meta […]

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Why I'm using Dist::Zilla

Dist::Zilla (dzil, for short) has been a fabulous addition to my Perl toolbox. I've seen some blog posts and IRC comments that have a range of reactions along with some general confusion over what the big deal is, so I'm adding my own thoughts to the debate. Dist::Zilla is modular, not monolithic Part of the […]

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