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Friday May 02, 2008
02:11 AM

Dog-fooding Perl on a Stick

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Slowly, hesitantly, the experimental work on Portable.pm is yielding solutions to problems (some of which will require other modules to be changed, but not in ways that are particularly crazy).

So far, I think I have enough evidence to be confident I will be able to successfully hijack Config.pm, CPAN::Config, File::HomeDir, and CPAN::Mini, which is about the minimum necessary to get a working portable Perl distribution rolling.

So at this time, I'm ready to set the following challenge for myself.

If I can get the Perl Foundation development grant to work on Perl on a Stick, the day before I leave Australia I will delete every Perl installation off my laptop, and spend the entire trip working entirely off a flash drive.

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  • That's one brave thing to do.

    It should prove the idea at the very least.

    Have I told you lately I think you're my Perl hero?

    I would say chromatic and Ovid as well but I'm waiting for the results of chromatic and hfb's cage match. :-)
    • I won't speak for her, but I think hfb would say that she's spent a lot more time raising a child the past few years than working in tech in non-work hours, and I respect that.