Tag Archives: perl programming

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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No more dirty reads with MongoDB

If you're reading this blog, it's a good bet that sometime in your life you've had a computer freeze or crash on you. You know that crashes happen. If it's your laptop, you restart and hope for the best. When it's your database, things are a bit more complicated. Historically, a database lived on a […]

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Please test Path-Tiny-0.081-TRIAL

The latest development releases of Path::Tiny include this whopper in the Changes file: !!! INCOMPATIBLE CHANGES !!! The relative() method no longer uses File::Spec's buggy rel2abs method. The new Path::Tiny algorithm should be comparable and passes File::Spec rel2abs test cases, except that it correctly accounts for symlinks. For common use, you are not likely to […]

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My Github dashboard of neglect

Bitrot. The curse of being a prolific publisher is a long list of once-cherished, now-neglected modules. Earlier this week, I got a depressing Github notification. The author of a pull request who has politely pestered me for a while to review his PR, added this comment: Ouch! Sadly, after taking time to review the PR, […]

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A parallel MongoDB client with Perl and fork

Concurrency is hard, and that's just as true in Perl as it is in most languages. While Perl has threads, they aren't lightweight, so they aren't an obvious answer to parallel processing the way they are elsewhere. In Perl, doing concurrent work generally means (a) a non-blocking/asynchronous framework or (b) forking sub-processes as workers. There […]

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