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  Comment: Re:Yes (Score 1) on 2009.01.16 16:26

by amoore on 2009.01.16 16:26 (#66895)
Attached to: Modern Perl

Ah, sounds more tutorial than reference. Good idea. I think that would be useful to me and to others.

As far as a companion blog goes, that sounds useful, too. I've often thought that a site that shows how one could improve perl found in the wild would be interesting. I'm picturing something like MJD's red flag talks, crossed with, and a little bit of best practices or code review thrown in I guess. This sounds vaguely related. I think you would be good at it.

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  Comment: Yes (Score 1) on 2009.01.16 16:07

by amoore on 2009.01.16 16:07 (#66893)
Attached to: Modern Perl

How do you picture this being different from Perl Best Practices?

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  Comment: An argument for announcing releases on Freshmeat (Score 1) on 2008.12.27 13:03

by amoore on 2008.12.27 13:03 (#66638)
Attached to: Bring Your Own Ruler Internet Measuring Contest

Perhaps his method of counting is flawed. But, in the interest of making the right thing more easy, perhaps this is an argument for perl folks to announce and advertise their software on more places than just CPAN. Having a centralized software repository like CPAN is great for a number of reasons, but one of its weaknesses is that it can't reach the people who don't know about it. If we announce our software in places like Fresmeat, it's possible that we can make it easier for non-perlers to discover and use our software.

To make this easier and more common, I wonder if it would be reasonable to have a part of our toolchain hit the Freshmeat API after uploading to CPAN. That way, once an author prepares a tarball to push to CPAN, she can use the same Makefile or similar to alert freshmeat of a new release of her software if she desires.

I think I'll go add a few pieces of perl software to freshmeat and investigate a way to make it easier to let freshmeat know when new versions arrive.

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  Comment: add another bookmark (Score 1) on 2008.12.15 9:14

by amoore on 2008.12.15 9:14 (#66474)
Attached to: donates $50,000 to TPF

well, I know who I'm going to use next time I want to book a hotel. Thanks to for giving back to the community! By the way, it looks like they're hiring perl programmers in Amsterdam.

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  Comment: I think I get it (Score 1) on 2008.12.08 22:05

by amoore on 2008.12.08 22:05 (#66366)
Attached to: Why I still can't write my grant report...

I've never seen a better job of procrastination in my life. You must really not want to write your grant report if you would rather put all of this work into other perl improvements that spend a few hours typing.

I for one welcome your continued delaying of your grant report. I'm eager to see what other impressive projects come from this heel-dragging.


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  Comment: Congratulations and Thanks (Score 1) on 2008.12.06 8:55

Alias - you've done some great work on this project. Thanks for your continued efforts. You're making it so that I don't have to stutter and mumble so much when people tell me that they want to learn perl and say that they only use windows. Consider this move from Microsoft validation that what you're doing is good and useful. It is.

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