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Thursday May 06, 2004
02:51 AM

I'm a part of Panther

[ #18643 ]

I wrote the teeny cpan command line script that comes with perl. I just realized that it also comes with Mac OS X Panther (and probably Jaguar).

That is cool. I never really thought about it until I had to install perl on my new PowerBook today.

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  • When I was in the QA department at Sequent, I was having trouble getting consistent trouble tickets from the developers and the few end users we had. So I wrote a little "mailbug" tool that collected relevant data and mailed it to a fixed address on the central server, then extracted that information into a database.

    When they shipped the product to the first alpha customers, they included that tool for feedback. And it stayed in through production. As far as I can tell, my little quick few-dozen line s

    --
    • Randal L. Schwartz
    • Stonehenge
  • Temporary solutions are the most permanent ones.
    /oliver/
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