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Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:21:06+00:00 pudge Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 arhuman's Journal Coding frenzy Sometimes I really want (need) to code.<br> Sometimes I even have enough free time to do it...<br> And I love when it happens !<br> <br> Furthermore next week as my little family will travel to london leaving me alone at home, I could go on even further and mutate to a 'code zombie' without any shame<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-)<br> So for now<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:<ul> <li> <a href="">Devel::StealthDebug 1.006</a></li> <li> A patch to ExtUtils::ModuleMaker (Great Module !) that I hope will be applied</li> <li> Several in-house modules which could be released in the coming months</li> </ul><p> But I'm still planning to reserve some time to work on AI::Perlog...</p> arhuman 2002-08-31T22:28:09+00:00 journal Nothing really new... It's been a long time, since my last entry,<br> so it's maybe the right moment for some news.<br> <br> Professionnally things are going better, nothing sure,<br> but some opportunies seem to become more and more precise.<br> (more on this later).<br> <br> To my great shame I've not been as much into Perl as I'd wanted.<br> I can't stay on anymore <br> (dial-up access costs me really to much for such activity...)<br> but I try to stay informed about what's hapenning in the Perl community anyway.<br> <br> The French "Mongueurs" really help me to keep in touch<br> (especially Mirod and Echo with their TPC's reports).<br> These reports are REALLY excellents !<br> I really hope they'll put them online for all french speaking Perl lovers.<br> <br> I (Finally) uploaded Devel::StealthDebug (final name, that's also another story)<br> to CPAN.<br> Please don't hesitate to play with it, make comments, report bugs...<br> <br> Ok, I have to go, It's time to work...<br><nobr> <wbr></nobr>;-)<br> Bye... arhuman 2002-07-30T15:06:53+00:00 journal How to edit my own posts ? Damn !<br> <br> Will someone explain me how to edit my comments ?<br> It seems that I goofed with the &lt;code&amp;gt tags,<br> and I can't correct my post<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-( arhuman 2002-02-22T19:18:17+00:00 journal Just another day... And one another day where I'm kept out out of the monastery (<br> <br> I suppose, it's a sign I should write more here<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;-)<br> <br> So for the news<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:<ul> <li> I managed to screw my debian laptop<br> (I REALLY broke the pcmcia part and thus the networking part...)</li> <li> I go on participating to the 'CPAN testing crusade'<br> (I really like this picture<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:-)<br> I have several ongoing projects about it...<br> Probably more on this soon (I hope)</li> <li> I'm working on a module with a quite unusual interface (using filter) to assist debugging</li> </ul><p> I know I should ask to the CPAN mailing list, but maybe some of you have an Idea<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:<br> What name should I use for a module helping in the Debug Process,<br> the uncommon aspect is that all the provided functions are called through comments !<br> <br> For example<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:<br> <code> my $a; #!watch($a)! </code> <br> <br> will trigger a monitoring on <code>$a</code> telling me each time $a is accessed<br> Most of you have already recognized the monitor's idea<br>described in 'Advanced programming in Perl' from Sriram Srinivasan.<br> I also have an assert() function (I know there is a Carp::Assert) called the same way through comments.<br> A wait(&lt;var&gt;,&lt;cond&gt;) which will wait that &lt;var&gt; match the &lt;cond&gt; to carp/croak a message.<br> and of course a print() function.<br> <br> As nothing is new you may wonder why I code already existing things.<br> Well, I thought that the <b>non-intrusive</b> module idea could be interesting<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:<br> As the functions are called through comments,<br> all you have to do to trigger on/off the debugging is to comment the 'use &lt;yet-undefined-module-name&gt;;' line...<br> There will be no remaining <b>debugging code</b>, not even a $DEBUG var...<br> Furthermore the filter approach helps me (I hope) to hide some unnecessary technical difficulties<br> (about the watch() feature for example...)<br> <br> But may be I'm just plain wrong about the whole thing, so any advice (about what to add, the name...<br> and/or any opinion (about its usefulness, its interface) will be really welcome...</p> arhuman 2002-02-22T11:11:12+00:00 journal So many projects I must admit that this kind of writing (journal) is quite unusual to me.<br> I'm most used to technical forum...<br> <br> But on the whole, I start to like it.<br> Mainly beccause the Perl community is (by far) one of the most interesting I've ever seen.<br> <br> Even if I forget (for 10 sec) our lovely language to focus on people<nobr> <wbr></nobr>:<br> I see amazing people like Ben Tilly, BooK, The Damian, Merlyn...<br> (Ok let's just forget this sentence otherwise I'll have to mention too many people<nobr> <wbr></nobr>;-)<br> In this community I find smart guys, with a real personality and above all they're kind, willing to communicate<br> It's REALLY pleasant to learn among them...<br> <br> Every month I get excited by a new project !<br> This month between cpan-testing and the Perl Review I got more than I could expected.<br> This enhances even more my will to contribute.<br> <br> I really feel the need to say thanks for all of this.<br> <br> <br> Write you soon. arhuman 2002-02-04T18:46:44+00:00 journal It's a new start. I'm being laid off (It's a quite long process (3 months) here in France) for economical reasons.<br> I've tons of projects, and a HUGE desire to contribute.<br> (Mostly to the Perl's world but also to the &lt;duck&gt;Ruby's world&lt;/duck&gt;...)<br> <br> So I take it as a new start.<br> <br> Let's see if I manage to write useful things here... arhuman 2002-01-16T11:31:10+00:00 journal