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  Comment: Docbook to PDF is XSLT and then FOP (Score 1) on 2009.10.23 17:26

by Simon on 2009.10.23 17:26 (#70961)
Attached to: POD to PDF?

Docbook XSLT stylesheets are available as the docbook-xsl package in fink. FOP you have to download from but it's Java and it works fine on OS X.

I do a lot of docbook work and so have put together lots of wee makefiles to do this conversion for me.
See something like for one of them. If you can't get FOP working, then the latexpdf target will do it through latex.

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  Comment: We don't get it in Perl too (Score 1) on 2009.10.12 12:16

by Simon on 2009.10.12 12:16 (#70857)
Attached to: Synthetic Classes

...because, considering your example, Perl has a way of transforming stuff in a list:

@array = map { munge($_) } @array;

Nothing synthetic there.

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  Comment: I'm game (Score 1) on 2009.05.22 15:29

by Simon on 2009.05.22 15:29 (#68743)
Attached to: Spending money to help Perl?
But who of the "Perl seniors" would quit his/her job for an amount of money that pays for one year max (more likely half a year)? Would you?


And even if you would, what would you be able to do?

Write large chunks of the Perl 6 core libraries.

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  Comment: Precedence (Score 1) on 2009.02.20 18:13

by Simon on 2009.02.20 18:13 (#67516)
Attached to: Known Ruby Bug?
simon@alibi ~ % ruby -e 'puts -1 ** 0.5'
simon@alibi ~ % ruby -e 'puts ( (-1) ** 0.5)'
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  Comment: Or the Unix equivalent: (Score 1) on 2009.01.02 10:10

by Simon on 2009.01.02 10:10 (#66706)
Attached to: List of Directories Containing XML Docs
find . -name '*.xml' -exec dirname \{\} \; | uniq
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  Comment: I just like quoting out of context (Score 1) on 2008.12.04 20:27

by Simon on 2008.12.04 20:27 (#66260)
Attached to: Perl 5 Programmers Are Dying

In fact, it's bad enough that Dave Cross picked up a Simon Cozens' project

Yeah, that's when you know things are getting bad.

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