Tag Archives: perl programming

Paying respect to Module::Build

Earlier this week, I proposed that Module::Build be deprecated from the Perl 5 core. After some discussion, this proposal has been accepted by the Pumpking. I want to take a moment to discuss what this means, why I suggested it, and what I think Module::Build trail blazed for Perl 5. Deprecation means a warning in […]

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How I manage new perls with perlbrew

Perl v5.19.0 was released this morning and I already have it installed as my default perl. This post explains how I do it. First, I manage my perls with perlbrew. I install that, then use it to install some tools I need globally available: You must install cpanm with perlbrew -- if you don't, weird […]

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Anyone want vanillaperl.com?

I'm tired of paying the domain bill for vanillaperl.com (which currently just redirects to strawberryperl.com). It will lapse at the beginning of July unless someone wants to take it. If you're interested, leave a comment below and explain what you want to do with it. I'll award it to the best proposal received by June […]

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OODA vs technical debt

This post is a response to Ovid's series about agility without testing: How to be agile without testing When must you test your code? Code evolution vs intelligent design I started to respond to the last and realized that my comment was long enough to be a blog post of my own. First, let me […]

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Why the latest File::Temp might surprise you

There was a subtle API change in File::Temp 0.23 that improves consistency, but might break old, buggy code. Prior to 0.23, here was the calling signature for the functional and object oriented interfaces for File::Temp (with some creative spacing to show the problem): Notice how new() doesn't take a template argument. Instead, you're supposed to […]

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