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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

Journal of acme (189)

Wednesday April 16, 2003
06:25 AM


[ #11677 ]
Shlomi Fish flames Perl community. I could say a lot about it. Most of it is inconsistent. But mostly I will say that needs a rewrite.
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  • I Want To Care (Score:3, Informative)

    by pudge (1) on 2003.04.16 7:49 (#19188) Homepage Journal
    ... but I really don't. He says the docs suck, when a great many people think they are great. He submits two doc patches, and much of what is in the patches is incorrect or irrelevant. He complains about the web sites because they are thriving (that is, too much concentrated effort into things that work!). He complains that the VB community, which has much to humble about, has the "right amount" of humility.

    • I think the docs need to include a "How to fork politely" document to point discontented people at. If they feel up to it and are unhappy enough, they can always fork. If it looks better, they'll gain a following and pull an egcs. If not -- well, I care about as much as you.

      I'm still waiting for Rindalf.

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • by hfb (74) on 2003.04.16 9:45 (#19195) Homepage Journal

    a big to-do about a rewrite after TPC last year? Perhaps I'm confusing it with something else or the myriad of stuff that people get all excited about at TPC and then forget about a month later. I suppose this is where you suggest the colour orange and the number 6 :)

  • Isn't Shlomi Fish that talking fish [] in New York?


  • Working on it as I write. Er, that's not right. I was working on it just until I started writing this.

        - ask

    -- ask bjoern hansen [], !try; do();