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  Journal: Last Post on 2010.07.17 21:58

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.07.17 21:58
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Well, on use.perl.org, anyway. I'd like to thank those who run this place for doing so, as it's been the place I've blogged about my Perl 6 stuff for the last couple of years. However, I've found the user experience of WordPress a lot more enjoyable - it was great for the Perl 6 Advent Calendar - and figure I'll blog more if I more enjoy doing so.

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  Journal: Perl Mova + YAPC::Russia on 2010.06.15 10:11

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.06.15 10:11
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On Friday I flew from rainy Sweden to scorching hot Kiev to attend a combined Perl Mova + YAPC::Russia. The passport queue wasn't overly long, and I'd happily managed to be hand luggage only, so I wasn't too long in the airport. I planned to take the "official" bus, but before it appeared I heard a lady shouting about a mashrutka going to the center, so I took that instead. Understanding basic Russian - well, it coulda been Ukrainian too - sure comes in helpful. I was dropped by a metro stati

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  Journal: Perl 6 talk in Malmö on 2010.04.20 4:55

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.04.20 4:55
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Recently I moved to Sweden to join startup company Edument. They are, happily, very open to and supportive of my involvement in the Perl 6 project, and are organizing and sponsoring me to give a talk on Perl - both 5 and 6 for the Dataföreningen in Malmö on Tuesday 27th April. I believe this is only open to those who are members of the user group; if you are, feel fre

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  Journal: The Easter Hackathon on 2010.04.08 18:59

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.04.08 18:59
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I spent my Easter up in Uppsala with masak++, who it turns out is not only awesome at breaking Rakudo, but also a great host. Amongst a lot of memes, bad puns, wonderful noms (I learned how to make kötbullar!) and even a Czech beer, we got quite a bit of Perl 6 hacking done too. :-)

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  Journal: A quick Rakudo update on 2010.03.21 20:09

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.03.21 20:09
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The last week has brought some sad news. While software is of course insignificant compared to life and health, and it's absolutely right that at this time Rakudo should be the last thing Pm should be worrying about, I know a lot of people will be wondering what this means for the Rakudo * release. Myself and the other Rakudo developers are still working out the exact details, but here's an overview.

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  Journal: My life refactored, Zavolaj, workshops, Rakudo and more! on 2010.03.15 19:48

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.03.15 19:48
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It's been a while since I scribbled anything here, so a few quick updates.

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  Journal: Unpacking data structures with signatures on 2010.02.19 19:21

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.02.19 19:21
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My signature improvements Hague Grant is pretty much wrapped up. I wrote a couple of posts already about the new signature binder and also about signature introspection. In this post I want to talk about some of the other cool stuff I've been working on as part of it.

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  Journal: The first release from ng is coming! on 2010.02.17 20:18

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.02.17 20:18
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Tomorrow's regularly scheduled Rakudo release is the first one since the long-running "ng" branch became master. It represents both a huge step forward and at the same time a fairly major regression. Internally, the changes are enormous; some of the biggest include:

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  Journal: Catching up: two Rakudo Days from December on 2010.02.06 17:45

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.02.06 17:45
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Today plenty happened in Rakudo land - in fact, it was my most active day's Rakudo hacking in quite a while. colomon++ also made some great commits, and between us a lot of things moved forward today. For my part, hashes and pairs are in much better shape.

I wrote before that I'd got some Rakudo days left to write up; there are two of them, but I'll cover them both in this post, since some of the work crossed the two of them anyway. Here's what I got up to between them.

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  Journal: The importance of a break on 2010.02.05 19:31

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2010.02.05 19:31
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Several days before Christmas, encouraged by my mum asking, "when you're going to start your Christmas break", I stopped working and hacking on stuff and started relaxing. Until then, I hadn't realized just how tired I was. I slept quite a few ten hour nights in the following week, and had an enjoyable Christmas break. I'd figured I'd maybe take a week or so's break, and then get straight back to things, but a week on I had no motivation or energy to dig in again whatsoever. So, I decided my

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  Journal: Attribute sub-protocol and other role bits on 2009.12.10 5:15

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2009.12.10 5:15
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Work in the ng branch continues; this post is an update on some of the work I've done on a slightly broken-up Rakudo Day (things have been a tad disrupted while I've come over to England for the month).

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  Comment: Thanks! (Score 1) on 2009.11.28 18:49

by JonathanWorthington on 2009.11.28 18:49 (#71257)
Attached to: And the new Oslo.pm leader is....

Thanks for all the things you've organized and done while leading Oslo.pm - it's been wonderful to attend some of them. You'll certainly be quite an act to follow, and I wish Marcus the very best in doing that. :-)

Hope to see you all in Oslo in the not too distant future. :-)

Jonathan

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  Comment: Nice! (Score 1) on 2009.11.24 20:08

by JonathanWorthington on 2009.11.24 20:08 (#71236)
Attached to: tweetscale progress

Nice post. Just so you know, $x.$meth(...) is fine if $meth is actually a code reference rather than a method name. If you have a name, then you always need the quotes and to interpolate it. If you'd somehow got hold of a method itself (for example through .WALK or by introspection) then you could use the $x.$meth form though. They're distinguished syntactically (quote vs variable). So the error was just telling you that a string isn't something that can be invoked.

Hope this helps!

Jonathan

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  Journal: Laying the role meta-foundations on 2009.11.24 20:03

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2009.11.24 20:03
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I got back from Latvia yesterday. The first Baltic Perl Workshop was very small, but also very enjoyable. I also very much enjoyed meeting up with masak++, who shares my love of good food - curry included! Riga turned out to be a great place for having a good nom, both in terms of local stuff and nice hot curry. And of course, amongst the workshop and some sightseeing, some hacking got done too.

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  Journal: Progress and minor frustration on 2009.11.19 5:41

Journal by JonathanWorthington on 2009.11.19 5:41
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This is a summary of what I did on my Rakudo day on Monday as well as other little bits of random hacking since then on the Rakudo ng branch.

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