Tag Archives: hacks

At-sign nick completion for Weechat and Slack

I like connecting to chat apps like Slack and Flowdock using an IRC client, as that keeps all my chats in one window, right in my terminal. I've been frustrated that the IRC gateways for Slack and Flowdock don't highlight people based just on their nick the way a typical IRC client does. For example, […]

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Review a git branch in the terminal

When I review a pull-request with many commits, I want to be able to see all the commits and step back and forth through them. I used to use a git GUI (or github's web pages), but I hated having to leave the terminal to do that. Today I whipped up a Perl program to […]

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UNIVERSAL::new for command line MU

Years ago, chromatic released Acme::UNIVERSAL::new. It was a joke. This is not. Using object-oriented modules from the command line can be a PITA. I have to type the module name twice: once to load it and once to construct objects with it. In a program, that's not huge overhead, but in a one-liner, it annoys […]

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Stop Pod tests before they stop you!

Have you ever installed a CPAN module with a big dependency chain and had installation fail somewhere in the middle? Have you ever investigated and found the failure was due to Test::Pod or Test::Pod::Coverage? AAARRRGGGHHH! I hate that! Pod tests are release tests and shouldn't be inflicted on end users. But some authors got hooked […]

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How to move CPAN RT tickets to Github

Most of my new CPAN modules use Github for issue tracking because of the nice integration with pull requests. I recently wanted to migrate an older distribution to using Github, but didn't want to track tickets in two places. A while ago, Yanick Champoux wrote Bandying tickets from RT to Github, which looked like exactly […]

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