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Thursday June 30, 2005
10:13 PM

Day 147: Sleep, at last.

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During my YAPC talk, I commented that the past five months feels like five really long days to me -- I kept the Reality window firmly minimised; Pugs virtually occupied all my waking moments, if not totally, at least in part. Even my dreams are populated with syntax trees, code generators, and runtime dispatch algorithms.

This month especially feels like a really long day, constantly interacting with some of the most interesting people I know, with no much room left for rest -- I'm glad I have the window of one-day sleep through tomorrow, before I fly back to Taipei and have to face $jet_lag and $work again. :-)

This afternoon I had some really good talk with cwest about his JavaScript Archive Network ideas, and his ongoing quest to expand the Perl community's norms -- the culture that let us fill in practical utilities in all possible gaps, with brutal efficiency -- to areas beyond the current CPAN. We also talked at length about compiling Javascript to PIL and PIL to Javascript, and the benefits of using one single well-defined vocabulary for database, server-side logic and client-side scripting. The idea is similar to Wadler's Links project, but with a vast body of CPAN-rooted norms (eg. DBI, DateTime, Test::*, LWP/Mechanize, etc.), so maybe we will have a better chance of adoption when the technology becomes available.

Btw, my set of Test::Base demos for ingy's talk is online. I think the Test::Base methodology (a natural extension to Cunningham's FIT) is sound, and I look forward to bring it to Perl6 as well as adding a specification-based generator interface (ala Test::LectroTest, QuickCheck) to it.

...I see that chromatic, stevan and nothingmuch are still hacking madly when I'm writing this, but now I have to sink back into blissful sleep again...

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