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Mark Fowler has never been the same since he was elected leader of the London Perl Mongers. The strain manifests itself mainly in releasing various [cpan.org] modules [cpan.org] to CPAN, giving talks [2shortplanks.com], and use of the Trelane nick on #london.pm for endless procrastination. Doctors are still seeking a cure.
Friday August 31, 2001
03:07 AM

Unimatrix, Hen and Chickens

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So, like, unimatrix came to town. Why's he here? "Good Question" he says. Apparently it turned out to be a holiday, but I've known unimatrix to fly to London for a pint or two in the past so it's not that unheard of.

Anyway, so being sans irc (the horror, the horror) he asked me to organise a get-together. So I did, in the Hen and Chickens. So about ten perl mongers turned up and then we proceded to drink (it being the done thing in these situations.) True to perl monger form everyone turned up early and acme, muttley and unimatrix actually had to drag me to the pub three quarters of an hour before things were due to start. It's a hard life ;-). After that all back to mine for pizza and red wine. I must apologise to my guests for not having a large enough stock of this, but bully for them not wanting to move onto the spirits.

Some Perl was talked. I waffled quite a bit about a concept I'm having for doing apache like handlers in POE (where each item in the chain can decline or accept the object) where everything is passed back and forth through the POE event loop, concurrently like. I'm still re-writing the documentation (throwing one away) so we'll have to see if that actually comes to anything or gets abandoned. Unimatrix praised Parse::RecDescent, and then came up with some mad talk about a secondary simpler documenting grammar that you code inline with the main grammar. Acme talked about the stuff he'd been doing with dipsy and SOAP::Lite. Then muttley chimed in, to explain what would be a perfect Perl project: Something that used POE, Template Toolkit, and SOAP::Lite and did it using Inline and Attributes, and possibly Q::S. Maybe that should be in Klingon too.

Must drink tea and rush to work now.