Tag Archives: perl

Thoughts on getting Perl 6 for Christmas

As rumored, at FOSDEM this year, Larry Wall announced that Perl 6 will be available this Christmas[1]. I followed the blog coverage (e.g. "Fosdem 2015: It's Christmas!"), listened to Miyagawa's podcast with Larry and was inspired to read the (unfortunately quite dated) guide "Perl 5 to Perl 6". My last blog post about Perl 6 […]

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Sometimes, it really IS a bug in Perl

Sometimes, you find a bug so bizarre that you start to think it must be a bug in Perl itself. Nine times out of ten or more, it's not, and some more determined digging will turn up whatever you did wrong. It's such a common tendency that I usually bias the other way – the […]

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Moving CPAN RT tickets to Github, now improved

When I wrote about migrating RT tickets to Github a couple years ago, it was a quick-and-dirty job. This week, I finally cleaned it up and added some features I'd been missing: Automatically closing the migrated RT ticket with a hyperlink to the new Github ticket Migrating "stalled" RT tickets, as well as "new" and […]

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Setting up a Perl Development Environment with plenv

This is a slightly modified copy of something I posted internally at work about setting up a development environment using plenv, which keeps your working Perl isolated from your system Perl. Many expert Perl developers already have some variation of this, but I'm posting it as a public service for people who've wanted this but […]

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Flaming people versus flaming code

I think the Perl community in general (perhaps like many open source communities) suffers from two interrelated flaws: (1) We think flaming someone's code is an acceptable or useful form of technical critique (2) We react to flames against our code as personal attacks When both occur, we have problems. Statements like "this code is […]

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