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  Comment: I must be missing something (Score 1) on 2010.06.14 4:18

by dakkar on 2010.06.14 4:18 (#72054)
Attached to: chromatic's real name
First point:

You don't like Perl 6.

You did not involve yourself in that project.

You don't like what others have done.

You have some weird ideas on how community projects work: you think that there's a cabal that controls the project. Well, you may call it a cabal, but anyone can join. You just have to write some idea in the mailing lists, or talk on the IRC channels, or submit a patch to the code or the documentation.

If you have an interest in the outcome of the project, you don't ignore it for 12 years and then complain about what others have done.

On the other hand, you are completely entitled to your opinions, and to write them down for all to read. You are also entitled to use whatever programming language you like. I, for one, don't care if you write Python, Ruby, Java, or Visual Basic (I've written code in Python, Java, C++, even Pascal, and got paid for it, so what?).

You may even design and implement your ideal programming language, and we may even like it enough to use it.

Second point, and the one I just don't understand:

How do you jump from "I don't like what Perl6 has become" to "I'll try to make life difficult for one person"?

In other words, why do you think you have a say in how a person (that's not you) presents himself to the world? If chromatic wants to be know by seven different names, it's his choice.

Also, he can decide to delete all the comments in his weblog, and that's perfectly fine. You know why? Because it's *his* weblog. You have your own place (here), where you can write whatever you want.

How is not approving a comment a "violent, frightened response to a threat"? If I invite people in my house, and I discover that I don't like one of them, am I not allowed to say "go away and don't come back, I don't like you"?

You say you believe in individual freedoms, yet you deny others the freedom of choosing who they talk to. I'm confused.
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  Comment: Do nothing. (Score 1) on 2009.11.04 10:15

If PAUSE knows about you taking over (that is, you have PAUSE permission to upload those modules), you don't need to do anything else.

People should submit bugs via RT, and you have access to that. If the previous maintainer is still reading e-mail sent to the address written in the docs, (s)he'll forward people to you.

When you have a new release of a module, add yourself to the AUTHORS, and publish it (with a higher version number, of course).

Don't do a release just to say "hey I'm here".

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  Comment: Re:Java does (almost) the same (Score 1) on 2009.07.10 2:40

by dakkar on 2009.07.10 2:40 (#69405)
Attached to: Str and Buf -- I think I get it now
  1. true
  2. I thought all methods that converted without specifying an enconding were deprecated… anyway, yes, implicit encondings are a very bad idea

and while we're at it,

3. internal enconding is utf-16, and it's visible at the language level, so that the "length" method gives you completely useless information

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  Comment: Java does (almost) the same (Score 1) on 2009.07.07 3:34

by dakkar on 2009.07.07 3:34 (#69329)
Attached to: Str and Buf -- I think I get it now
In Java, a java.lang.String and a byte[] have nothing in common, and there are no (non-deprecated) ways of converting between them without specifying an encoding. It's one of the very few features I like about Java…
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  Comment: IPC::Run? (Score 1) on 2009.02.12 9:48

by dakkar on 2009.02.12 9:48 (#67325)
Attached to: I think this module should exist
When I had the need for that, I used IPC::Run. It has a few weirdnesses in the API, though, I'm not sure if you'd like it.
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  Comment: It is specified… (Score 1) on 2009.01.28 13:29

by dakkar on 2009.01.28 13:29 (#67077)
Attached to: Java gravel of the day: String.match() is anchored

although you have to really search for it.

String("foo").matches("bar") says that it's equivalent to Pattern.matches("bar","foo"), which is equivalent to Pattern.compile("bar").matcher("foo").matches(); the Pattern.matcher method returns a Matcher object, whose documentation says «The matches method attempts to match the entire input sequence against the pattern» and «The find method scans the input sequence looking for the next subsequence that matches the pattern».

No, it's not clear, it's not easy to find, but it is there… Python, on the other hand, has a section in the Library Reference clearly titled «Matching vs Searching» where it explains the same thing.

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  IPW2008 site launched on 2008.03.12 6:43 dakkar

Submitted by dakkar on 2008.03.12 6:43
Events
The site of the Italian Perl Workshop 2008 has launched. Participation is free of charge, so come and have fun. Submit a talk proposal, even.
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  Journal: IPW2008 site launched on 2008.03.12 6:43

Journal by dakkar on 2008.03.12 6:43
Events
The site of the Italian Perl Workshop 2008 has launched. Participation is free of charge, so come and have fun. Submit a talk proposal, even.
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  Fourth Italian Perl Workshop on 2008.02.18 11:18 dakkar

Submitted by dakkar on 2008.02.18 11:18
Events
The organization for the 4th Italian Perl Workshop is underway. The workshop will be held in Pisa, on September 18 and 19. Entrance will be free of charge, and there might even be complimentary coffee breaks.

While we complete the "official web site" (based on Act, of course), you can read the CFP and start planning your trip (talks will be primarily in Italian, but this never stopped anyone)

IPW 2008 - Call for papers & questions

You can influence the topics that will be covered during the workshop in two ways: you can propose your own talk, or you can propose a topic for discussion.

To propose either, you can use the web interface (when we'll finish it). All proposals are to be sent before June 30, 2008.

If you send a proposal, please fill in as much information as possible about yourself in your profile, after having registered.

Some talk are already defined:

  1. an introductory course on Perl
  2. talks about the usage of the main GUI libraries (Gtk+2, Tk, WxWidgets)

You can choose between 3 different durations:

120 minutes:

for "tutorial"-style talks, where you describe a technology or a complex module; also for discussions about very ample or introductory topics

50 minutes:

for complex or detailed talks; also for most discussions

20 minutes:

for most talks; also for discussions about limited topics

Dates summary

June 30, 2008:
Proposals submission deadline
July 31, 2008:
Talk proposals acceptance notices
September 19, 2008:
Workshop starts
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  Journal: Fourth Italian Perl Workshop on 2008.02.18 11:18

Journal by dakkar on 2008.02.18 11:18
Events

The organization for the 4th Italian Perl Workshop is underway. The workshop will be held in Pisa, on September 18 and 19. Entrance will be free of charge, and there might even be complimentary coffee breaks.

While we complete the "official web site" (based on Act, of course), you can read the CFP and start planning your trip (talks will be primarily in Italian, but this never stopped anyone)

IPW 2008 - Call for papers & questions

You can influence the topics that will be covered during the workshop in two ways: you can propose your own talk, or you can propose a topic for discussion.

To propose either, you can use the web interface (when we'll finish it). All proposals are to be sent before June 30, 2008.

If you send a proposal, please fill in as much information as possible about yourself in your profile, after having registered.

Some talk are already defined:

  1. an introductory course on Perl
  2. talks about the usage of the main GUI libraries (Gtk+2, Tk, WxWidgets)

You can choose between 3 different durations:

120 minutes:

for "tutorial"-style talks, where you describe a technology or a complex module; also for discussions about very ample or introductory topics

50 minutes:

for complex or detailed talks; also for most discussions

20 minutes:

for most talks; also for discussions about limited topics

Dates summary

June 30, 2008:
Proposals submission deadline
July 31, 2008:
Talk proposals acceptance notices
September 19, 2008:
Workshop starts
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