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barbie (2653)

barbie
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http://barbie.missbarbell.co.uk/

Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.

If you really want to find out more, buy me a Guinness ;)

Links:
Memoirs of a Roadie [missbarbell.co.uk]
[pm.org]
CPAN Testers Reports [cpantesters.org]
YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org]
QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org]

Journal of barbie (2653)

Wednesday September 10, 2003
03:15 AM

Always check the changes!

[ #14619 ]
I decided to try an install CPANPLUS in an effort to contribute to the CPAN Testing Service. Along the way Test::Reporter needed to be installed. Unfortunately on the box at home (Win98) it hung. On closer inspection it was down to a PATH problem. However, the line it stopped on confused me. It was trying to run pl2bat inside a system command from within Perl. Thinking this was pretty wasteful of ExtUtils::MakeMaker, I was going to post a query on it. Then checking through the Changes file I notice v6.15 had already dealt with this problem.

The other day a colleage was baffled by a curious bug in Text::Balanced. I nearly got to posting a query again, and thought to check the changes. Sure enough v1.95 fixed the exact bug he'd been experiencing.

In future I think I'll be checking the Changes file a lot more often :)

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