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acme (189)

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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'.

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Friday September 21, 2007
05:07 AM

RailsConf Europe 2007 slides

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RailsConf Europe 2007 happened in Berlin earlier this week. Were you there? I wasn't, but luckily I can check out the slides. My highlights:

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  • Really? If you had perl-on-random-VM and someone said "oh yeah, no continuations, sorry", what would be the point? Half of CPAN wouldn't work. Don't Ruby-programmers like continuations?
    • Well but I've only recently started looking into Continuations in Perl, and that's after working in the language paid-full-time for 7 years. They're very slick and very cool, but not required to make working code that pays the bills and keeps the lights on.

      As for half of CPAN not working, I'm fairly certain more than Half of CPAN is not XS code. I bet in the Ruby world more than half their Gems don't use the C-API. All of that will run perfectly well. Besides it is early in their language's life-cycle. I'

      • As for half of CPAN not working, I'm fairly certain more than Half of CPAN is not XS code. I bet in the Ruby world more than half their Gems don't use the C-API.


        You're right that not half of CPAN uses XS, but I bet at least half of CPAN relies on some module that does, of one of it's many dependencies does.



        It would also pretty much eliminate the whole mod_perl/Apache world with it's stability and maturity.

    • Are you confusing continuations with closures?