dwhite21787's Journal http://use.perl.org/~dwhite21787/journal/ dwhite21787's use Perl Journal en-us use Perl; is Copyright 1998-2006, Chris Nandor. Stories, comments, journals, and other submissions posted on use Perl; are Copyright their respective owners. 2012-01-25T02:46:14+00:00 pudge pudge@perl.org Technology hourly 1 1970-01-01T00:00+00:00 dwhite21787's Journal http://use.perl.org/images/topics/useperl.gif http://use.perl.org/~dwhite21787/journal/ YAPC and alert on Win32 http://use.perl.org/~dwhite21787/journal/8609?from=rss Another whoo-hoo! YAPC::Europe was <b>great!</b> Fantastic lectures, great folks, and Octoberfest was a madhouse. My paper and lecture notes are online <a href="http://www.nsrl.nist.gov/documents/yapc2002/">here</a>. <p> I've been driven mad - well, more like peeved - by the lack of the alarm() function in Win32, so I ripped off some code <a href="http://www.nsrl.nist.gov/code/testalarm.pl">and built this</a> to do something similar.</p> dwhite21787 2002-10-25T19:50:44+00:00 journal Finally wrote everything about our hashing system http://use.perl.org/~dwhite21787/journal/6834?from=rss Woo hoo! Got one monkey off my back, finally. <p> I wrote a 12 page paper about how our distributed hash harvester actually works. It's not on the web yet, because it needs to go through a review process, but I hope it will be soon. </p><p> It's not the most spectacular use of Perl. Having the same piece of code running on 6 PCs doing loosely parallel hashing, monitored by a master cron job and a couple database tables isn't rocket science - rockets are someone else's job. </p><p> Using <a href="http://www.perl.com/pub/a/2001/05/01/expressions.html">sexeger</a> was the best improvement we've made so far. It halved the time we were spending in our slowest section of code, and lowered our overall run time by 1/3. </p><p> I plan on going to YAPC::Europe::2002 and I submitted an abstract; hopefully I can give a presentation, but if not I'll certainly want to pick up as much input as possible. There's so much more I should be doing with benchmarking, hashing and ODBC modules. </p><p> More later, and hopefully a URL for the paper in the <a href="http://www.nsrl.nist.gov/">NSRL website</a>.</p> dwhite21787 2002-08-01T12:46:12+00:00 journal hacked DosGlob.pm for space in filename http://use.perl.org/~dwhite21787/journal/4300?from=rss I noticed that when I used <br> @List = &lt;$config{'root'}&gt; <br> to get a list of filenames from a root directory, then acted on that list, filenames with spaces were handled badly. <p> So I hacked<nobr> <wbr></nobr>/lib/File/DosGlob.pm around line 155 to be:<br> @pat = Text::ParseWords::parse_line('\t+',0,$pat); <br> instead of s+ . And it seems to work well.</p> dwhite21787 2002-04-18T16:48:34+00:00 journal I gotta add some stuff http://use.perl.org/~dwhite21787/journal/254?from=rss <p>Sometime soon I'll genericize that file upload script and put it in here...</p> dwhite21787 2001-06-06T02:30:48+00:00 journal