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domm (4030)

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Just in case you like to know, I'm currently full-time father of 2 kids, half-time Perl hacker, sort-of DJ, bicyclist, no longer dreadlocked and 33 years old

I'm also head of [], maintainer of the CPANTS [] project, member of the TPF Grants Commitee [] and the YAPC Europe Foundation [].

I've got stuff on CPAN [], held various talks [] and organised YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna [].

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Friday May 15, 2009
09:36 AM

Acme::ReturnValues is back

[ #38981 ]

Now with a nice and shiny (-ish) design and with lots of false-positive crap stashed away to "Bad return values". As you might have expected, the most common "cool" return value is 42.

A tiny bit more context can be found here.

Next: set up a cronjob (but before that, write out which dists have already been checked, so we only check new uploads)

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  • Thanks for posting this. I wasn't aware of it before and I'm a bit annoyed I didn't think of this when creating Acme::EyeDrops. :) You see, at the time, I did try to think of various little ways to liven up a CPAN distro, but, for A::E, only came up with:

    • Tarball user/group names of arthur/dent
    • When you run "perl Makefile.PL", a little Ascii Art camel is displayed
    • When you run "make test", the test names form a haiku, for light relief while you wait
  • You could have weird file names like

    'touch '$\2f'|'

    or <> (if it's invisible to you, left chevron, right chevron aka diamond).

    I apparently uh... "planned ahead" by ending most of my modules in something pithy, usually copied from somewhere that made me laugh.