Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

Arador (8415)

+ -

  Comment: threads::lite (Score 1) on 2010.03.14 16:25

by Arador on 2010.03.14 16:25 (#71778)
Attached to: Making threads suck less in Padre

I have been prototyping a new threading system that's modeled after Erlang: threads share nothing with each other and can only communicate through a channel. I think that would be a better fit for background processes. You can find a rather old version on CPAN. I'm planning to push a largely rewritten version to github as soon as it's remotely functional again.

Read More 5 comments
Comments: 5
+ -

  Journal: Prototypes: the good, the bad,and the ugly on 2009.08.26 10:30

Journal by Arador on 2009.08.26 10:30
User Journal

This is a reply to chromatic's post The Problem with Prototypes, but his blog didn't allow me to post it there so I post it here.

Pretty much everyone agrees that there are good (such as blocks and sometimes reference) prototypes and bad ones (scalar most of all). Few discuss the third class: the ugly glob prototype.

perlsub describes them as such:

Read More 2 comments
Comments: 2
+ -

  Journal: use 5.011/5.012 should be progressive on 2009.08.22 11:10

Journal by Arador on 2009.08.22 11:10
User Journal

As some may know, use 5.011 activates strictures. I think that's a good idea, but I don't think that's enough. I strongly feel that it should be more progressive than that. I think it should do what Modern::Perl aims to do implement: Some small, important and uncontroversial pragmas (as opposed to Perl 5i, which does do big and controversial things). My list of things would be:

Read More 4 comments
Comments: 4
+ -

  Comment: Great idea (Score 1) on 2009.08.18 18:27

by Arador on 2009.08.18 18:27 (#70155)
Attached to: Book Wishlist: Mastering CPAN

I think this is a great idea. I suspect most people will but it for the first part, but they will (hopefully) read the second part too and start contributing to CPAN.

Read More 3 comments
Comments: 3
+ -

  Comment: Re:If I may .. (Score 1) on 2009.08.17 9:01

KiokuDB is a Moose based object database supporting multiple backend (filesystem, BerkeleyDB, DBI, etc...). You can read more about it here.

Reaction is a framework on top of Catalyst and Moose. It aims at making components more reusable. An introduction can be found here and here.

Both of them are examples of next-generation Perl projects.

Read More 22 comments
Comments: 22
+ -

  Comment: Opposite problem (Score 1) on 2009.08.13 18:34

by Arador on 2009.08.13 18:34 (#70044)
Attached to: Perl support for Appcelerator Titanium?

Looks kind of interesting. I have the know-how, but not the time.

Read More 4 comments
Comments: 4
+ -

  Comment: Great (Score 1) on 2009.08.12 13:22

I really like the way you've solved this problem :-)

Read More 3 comments
Comments: 3
+ -

  Comment: What about 'from' (Score 1) on 2009.08.11 17:52

by Arador on 2009.08.11 17:52 (#69982)
Attached to: Use packages?

What about from?

use from 'Spreadsheet::ParseExcel' => qw(
        Workbook
        Worksheet
        Font
        Format
        Cell
        FmtDefault
);

Or something else that looks more like English.

Read More 13 comments
Comments: 13
+ -

  Comment: Congratulations! (Score 1) on 2009.08.09 7:43

by Arador on 2009.08.09 7:43 (#69931)
Attached to: YAPC:EU::2009 Was Truly Magical
Congratulations to the both of you :-)
Read More 10 comments
Comments: 10
+ -

  Comment: I think this is bad advice (Score 1) on 2009.08.09 7:38

I think this is bad advice. There's a new version of Alien::wxWidgets out already. Advising people to upgrade that is a far better idea IMNSHO.
Read More 2 comments
Comments: 2
+ -

  Comment: Thanks (Score 1) on 2009.07.29 7:07

by Arador on 2009.07.29 7:07 (#69750)
Attached to: Fixing Firefox Flicker
Thanks a lot. The new preference removes the one complaint I had with the new layout.
Read More 1 comments
Comments: 1
+ -

  Comment: Great! (Score 1) on 2009.07.15 17:49

by Arador on 2009.07.15 17:49 (#69488)
Attached to: Looking for Eric Rybski for Net::AMQP takeover
I also noted the lack of a AMQP library for perl, and was also planning to jump in that hole when I have the time (not very soon probably). Good to hear someone is solving this issue :-).
Read More 2 comments
Comments: 2
+ -

  Comment: Not that complex (Score 1) on 2009.06.30 5:56

by Arador on 2009.06.30 5:56 (#69183)
Attached to: You know you are doing too complex SQL queries...
That's not complex, just big. I once did a 18 fold join: that is much more complex (without using views it wouldn't have been manageable).
Read More 6 comments
Comments: 6
+ -

  Comment: Not updated (Score 1) on 2009.06.11 4:48

by Arador on 2009.06.11 4:48 (#69054)
Attached to: Need new versions? Use Debian!
It seems that http://debian.pkgs.cpan.org/ isn't being updated. That's a shame, because it is a good idea.
Read More 6 comments
Comments: 6
+ -

  Comment: Perl Dev Kit (Score 1) on 2009.06.09 17:09

by Arador on 2009.06.09 17:09 (#69027)
Attached to: Can I Inline .NET?
I don't know what your needs are exactly, but you could check Perl Dev Kit by ActiveState.
Read More 2 comments
Comments: 2