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Simon
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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 apache.org 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 http://github.com/simoncozens/songbee/blob/master/manual/Makefile 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?

Sure.

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'
-1.0
simon@alibi ~ % ruby -e 'puts ( (-1) ** 0.5)'
NaN
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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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