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  Comment: Been bitten by this many times (Score 1) on 2010.06.09 10:33

by cjfields on 2010.06.09 10:33 (#72033)
Attached to: I love indirect object notation

I work heavily with an old OO system where this syntax bit us several times with some very hard-to-diagnose bugs. Switching project-wide to direct syntax fixed a ton of these.

Yes, you can probably use this if you are careful and know what you are doing, but the problem I found is many devs don't know about the problems with it (or willingly ignore it). To me it's just easier to code defensively in this case and stick with direct syntax.

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  Journal: BioPerl has migrated to GitHub! on 2010.05.13 23:27

Journal by cjfields on 2010.05.13 23:27
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For the full details, see here!
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  BioPerl and the Google Summer of Code on 2010.03.26 10:33 cjfields

Submitted by cjfields on 2010.03.26 10:33
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(original post here)

In addition to The Perl Foundation being accepted into GSoC 2010, BioPerl is now also part of the Google Summer of Code! The Open Bioinformatics Foundation, which also includes BioPython, BioRuby, and others, has been accepted into the Google Summer of Code for 2010. We are actively looking for students interested in OBF-related bioinformatics projects; new ideas are welcome. Project ideas and other details can be found here:

This isn't the first year BioPerl has been part of GSoC. A successful project was recently published by 2008 GSoC student Mira Han for developing a phyloXML parser for BioPerl.

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  Journal: BioPerl and the Google Summer of Code on 2010.03.26 10:02

Journal by cjfields on 2010.03.26 10:02
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  Comment: Thanks for the hard work! (Score 1) on 2009.11.24 14:41

by cjfields on 2009.11.24 14:41 (#71234)
Attached to: Hague grant status report, milestones M1/M2
Glad to see the tremendous progress on Rakudo and Perl 6 over the last few months. Now, if I could only slot more time towards developing BioPerl6!
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  Comment: Re:It's working! (Score 1) on 2009.10.24 17:40

by cjfields on 2009.10.24 17:40 (#70967)
Attached to: Testing Needed: Strawberry October 2009 BioPerl

I think I know why the "missing DLL's" message pops up... Sometimes the Strawberry installer needs a log-out/log-back-in (a reboot works just as well) to register the path entries it adds to the environment - which it needs to find the dll's. I don't know how to determine when it happens, I just know that it happens.

Okay, good. May be worth a retry then.

I noticed the "Subroutine redefined" errors, too. :)

This also pops up via one of the CPAN Tester reports

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  Comment: It's working! (Score 1) on 2009.10.22 21:10

by cjfields on 2009.10.22 21:10 (#70947)
Attached to: Testing Needed: Strawberry October 2009 BioPerl

It's a little touchy, but it does work using perl 5.10.1 (haven't tried 5.8.9 yet). Getting some warnings about missing DLLs during the test phase, primarily expat or libxml-related (not sure why).

Also getting tons of 'Subroutine X redefined' warnings, which are pretty harmless but it would be nice to track down why they're popping up. These also occur when testing BioPerl with ActivePerl.

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  Comment: Re:Constructive Criticism (Score 1) on 2009.09.01 17:33

by cjfields on 2009.09.01 17:33 (#70429)
Attached to: Perl6 site...really...I give up

Here is a design I made...

It's a fairly decent start. However, sorry to say but (and I'm putting this politely) I don't think you've exactly endeared yourself to the point where you'll be listened to constructively

Burned bridges and all that. See above comments from you and the varied responses from active Rakudo/Parrot/etc devs for the smoking evidence. It didn't have to be so.

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  Comment: Re:it's easy pickin' (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 21:29

by cjfields on 2009.08.31 21:29 (#70398)
Attached to: Website hatred or...

As I said, I'm willing to help fix the butterfly. I have seen no replies to that.

Um, do you mean this reply to pmichaud, where you said you wouldn't send anything? No mention of a butterfly there...

Really, this is getting old. Reply away. You apparently need, nay relish, the last word, and it appears to always be argumentative and contrarian. I've now learned there is no point in continuing to converse with you.

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  Comment: Re:it's easy pickin' (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 21:13

by cjfields on 2009.08.31 21:13 (#70397)
Attached to: Website hatred or...

Damian Conway...

Would you like to work with someone like this? Who is incoherent here?

If Damian's reading this I'm sure he would agree, just maybe not on who's incoherent.

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  Comment: Re:it's easy pickin' (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 18:55

by cjfields on 2009.08.31 18:55 (#70391)
Attached to: Website hatred or...

Whoops, take that back. Apparently you aren't willing to help out. Sorry to read that, but no great loss, you're only bringing anger (incoherent anger at that) to the table anyway.

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  Comment: Re:it's easy pickin' (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 18:42

by cjfields on 2009.08.31 18:42 (#70390)
Attached to: Website hatred or...

For me it has nothing to do with Perl6. I think as it stands the site looks extremely unprofessional. It makes me cringe to look at it to be honest.

You weren't the only one.

Now, could I do any better? Absolutely not. I'm not a graphic designer, nor can I draw a straight line with a ruler. I know when I'm out of my element and wouldn't even attempt it. But does that mean I can't voice my opinion? No it doesn't. I know when I like something. I know when I dislike something.

I have no problem with anyone voicing their opinion as long as it well-reasoned. What you state above somewhat falls into that category, but it would be nice to know (for instance) what about the site annoys you. The #perl6 folk seem pretty responsive to it.

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  Comment: Re:it's easy pickin' (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 18:28

by cjfields on 2009.08.31 18:28 (#70389)
Attached to: Website hatred or...

Yes, but that's not the way it came across, if that's not already clear from the responses you received. The vast majority of your responses were against Perl 6 itself, not the website.

I am glad to see you at least positively responding to pmichaud and maybe helping out a little too.

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  Comment: Re:it's easy pickin' (Score 1) on 2009.08.30 23:58

by cjfields on 2009.08.30 23:58 (#70337)
Attached to: Website hatred or...

Agreed on that point, but I would like to get some reasoned responses. The other post I linked to didn't have much sound reasoning, just general douchbaggy-ness.

Just to note, what's particularly funny is I think your instigator dropped in on #perl6 at one point, I think trying to stir the pot. Not sure said instigator knew who s/he was conversing with...

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  Comment: Re:Fix It! (Score 1) on 2009.08.30 23:32

by cjfields on 2009.08.30 23:32 (#70335)
Attached to: Perl6 site...really...I give up
Yes, precisely. Grammar aren't my strong point ;)
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