Perl Hacks

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Blog Tags:perl, programming, cpan, community, conferences
Country:United Kingdom
Location:London

A blog about Perl programming and the Perl community



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A few little bits and pieces, none of which justify a blog post to themselves. blogs.perl.org Some of you will have seen that Evozon’s grant to replace blogs.perl.org was cancelled a couple of months ago. This made me sad as I (along with the rest...

I Wrote Some Perl

on Jun 3, 2017 in: Programming

Ok, yes, I’ve been writing Perl for over twenty years. But Perl 5.26 was released this week and for the first time, my name is mentioned in the release notes. Because I have not one, but two fixes in this release of Perl. The first is this commit w...

Update: I’ve closed this survey earlier than I expected to. For various personal reasons, I’ve decided that I just don’t have the time to attend the conference in Amsterdam. It was back in the middle of March that I first raised the question of...

The Perl Conference (formerly known as YAPC) in Amsterdam is getting closer. Oh, sure, it’s not imminent, but in five months time it will all be over. And there’s a lot to get done in those five months. I’m glad I’m not one of the organisers.

Shaving Last.FM Yaks

on Feb 19, 2017 in: Programming

Long-time readers might remember that I once had a bit of an obsession with aggregating web feeds on sites that I called “planets”. I wrote Perlanet to make this job easier and I registered the domain theplanetarium.org to host these planets. The...

It’s far too long since I’ve posted anything here. I’ve no excuse really. Following the end of my contract in Canary Wharf, I was off work for seven weeks. OK, I was on holiday for two of those weeks, but that still leaves five weeks when I cou...

Version Numbers

on Dec 13, 2016

Last week I mentioned how I had uploaded a new version of Symbol::Approx::Sub. Because there were pretty major changes to the inner workings of the module (although the interface still looked the same) I decided that I would move it from version 2.07...