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Matts (1087)

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I work for MessageLabs [messagelabs.com] in Toronto, ON, Canada. I write spam filters, MTA software, high performance network software, string matching algorithms, and other cool stuff mostly in Perl and C.

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Friday July 27, 2001
07:04 PM

Lightning Talks

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I gave a 30 second lightning talk just now. I thought it went quite well, but then Damian Conway came up and gave a song about clp.misc, which was as expected, histerical.

Anyway, Damian, Graham Barr and I are going to hack on Error.pm to turn it into a source filter supporting both the old Error.pm syntax, and the new Perl 6 suggested syntax. So I spent the time during Damian's two talks today hacking on this. I started by reading the source code to DC's Switch.pm. ARGHHHHHHHHHHH!

Brain Rot.

Anyway, I sussed it now. It kinda works, almost. Lots more work to do though, such as support for "finally" clauses correctly. But should be neat.

We're (my wife and I) having dinner tonight with Stas Beckman, Eric Cholet, Geoff Young, Kip Hampton and Geoff's wife. I bet we have a blast. A really eclective group of people.