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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Two weeks ago, I introduced you to my new module SVG::TrafficLight and hinted that there were more SVG-based modules to follow. Today, I’d like to talk about the next one – SVG::Timeline. It all started over a year ago when I was looking through...

For a thing (that you may hear more about at some point in the future) I needed diagrams of traffic lights. But Google Image Search didn’t really have what I was looking for. Everything was either too realistic or not CC-licensed so I could use the...

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...