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  Comment: Implementations of web APIs (Score 1) on 2010.08.20 2:07

While these are not Windows specific issues but it would be nice to see more web based APIs of Microsoft implemented in Perl and available on CPAN. For example I recently looked at the maps and the Bing Maps API but as far as I can tell there is no Perl version for these.

Do they have an API to get a list of Points of Interest around a set of coordinates?

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  Journal: Upcoming Events with Perl content on 2010.08.10 12:46

Journal by gabor on 2010.08.10 12:46
User Journal
I have not posted here for ages but according to the recent Perl Survey it seems there are still a lot of people who prefer reading use.perl.org than blogs.perl.org or Iron Man

So just to let these readers to know, there are going to be a number of tech-events with Perl content where you could help out.

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  Comment: it is sad but it generates value (Score 1) on 2010.04.23 2:49

by gabor on 2010.04.23 2:49 (#71914)
Attached to: A wholly inadequate reply to an Anonymous Monk
It is sad that you need to spend time, energy and feelings on answering silly or nasty accusations instead of spending those with your family or working on Rakudo but there is also a positive side to it.

You made some very good points (along with chromatic, moritz, Your Mother, petdance, CountZero and probably others) that people like me can use in other situations when talking about Perl 6 and Rakudo.

Thank you for your hard work and patience!

You rock!

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  Comment: Re:what about catching the warnings? (Score 1) on 2010.04.08 15:24

yeah, sorry for the bug, I was in a hurry
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  Comment: Re:where is your bug report? (Score 1) on 2010.04.08 11:38

Oh and just to make a useful post as well, - after having dinner and being less grumpy - you can turn on/off the Perl beginner mode in "Edit/Preferences/Behaviour/Perl beginner mode" or "Tools/Preferences/Behaviour/Perl beginner mode" in newer versions of Padre.

Also I think I have partially fixed that specific bug in 0.59 as it was also causing test failures in Padre where we also use similar constructs here and there.

I think it is still buggy and eventually it should be implemented as a plugin for Perl::Critic to make it more roboust but that is waiting for someone to have the necessary tuits.

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  Comment: where is your bug report? (Score 1) on 2010.04.08 10:38

It is a bug. You could report it (or at least ask on the Padre channels if this is a bug or a feature).

We could tell you where to turn off the message until we fix the bug. By the way the the feature that is causing that error message is specifically designed to catch mistakes of beginners.

The idea is to catch bugs that can be caused by code like this:

if ($x = /boo/) {
}

which is valid perl but it is unlikely a beginner would know what it actually does. The example you gave probably should not trigger the error message and should be considered a bug in Padre.

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  Comment: what about catching the warnings? (Score 1) on 2010.04.08 4:12

Something like this: my %warnings; $SIG{WARN} = sub { print STDERR $_[0] if not $warnings{$_[0]}; $warnings{$_[0]} = 1}; Gabor
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  Comment: Re:download stand-alone binary version of Padre (Score 1) on 2010.02.14 13:03

I am not surprised it did not work - I tested it only a very limited number of platforms. (Namely 1) but still I am sorry to hear that.

As I understand in order this to work we need to build a statically linked perl and wxwidgets and apparently this was not the case.

I think this can be one approach though I hope this could lead to a package similar to Strawberry Perl Professional but for Linux and similar OS-es which would mean other desktop application could use it as a platform.

I still think inclusion in the Linux distributions is another important approach, besides the source code distribution from CPAN.

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  Comment: download stand-alone binary version of Padre (Score 1) on 2010.02.10 5:08

We are aware of the fact that it is difficult and time consuming to install Padre from source hence we are encouraging the downstream distributors to include Padre and its major plugins.

In order to allow you to use the latest (or almost latest) Padre on Linux we also have an experimental version of it that includes everything you need - even a threaded Perl.

See the Linux section on the download Padre page.

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  Comment: In what way is Padre changing the Perl community? (Score 1) on 2010.02.10 2:12

You really don't have to explain why you are not trying Padre. The majority of the Perl community have not tried it (yet) and that's totally ok.

IMHO "changing the Perl community" did not mean every Perl hacker now will have to use Padre.

I never thought Padre would catch any measurable part of the vim/emacs users to change their editor. Maybe once in a while, as tsee mentioned, they will use it and maybe they will recommend it to novices.

So the major change can come from:

  1. New people coming in to the Perl community who are not familiar with vim/emacs and still getting a reasonably good Perl aware editor.
  2. Existing Perl hackers (including vim/emacs users) understanding that novices might be better off with Padre than a text editor.

Padre, the Perl IDE is coming mainly from me I think. You might excuse me of being a fan boy of Padre.

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  Comment: Re:Novice Accessibility (Score 1) on 2010.02.10 1:58

The only major problem with this is that most of the novices - at least those I encounter - need to use old versions of perl.

So the usefulness of this would only be seen later down the road and only by some of the new users.

But one needs to step on the road to get there.

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  Comment: Re:documentation (Score 1) on 2009.12.02 5:03

by gabor on 2009.12.02 5:03 (#71297)
Attached to: Some interesting group dynamics in Padre
You can use it as a notepad and then start learning about the features. That way you could also help creating the descriptions to help the next person.

Or just ask question on the Padre IRC channel or on the Padre mailing list. See the contact info for details.

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  Comment: Re:documentation (Score 1) on 2009.11.30 15:47

by gabor on 2009.11.30 15:47 (#71270)
Attached to: Some interesting group dynamics in Padre
Padre lacks a lot of documentation.

There is a wiki page with the list of features but it is does not contain everything.

Clearly we need some people who will help the project by adding documentation.

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  Comment: Teach Like a Pirate Day (Score 1) on 2009.10.22 17:40

by gabor on 2009.10.22 17:40 (#70945)
Attached to: Perl Training Australia
where can I sign up?
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  Comment: she is right but... (Score 1) on 2009.10.22 17:06

by gabor on 2009.10.22 17:06 (#70943)
Attached to: Perl Training Australia
...then she will learn Perl from this man or this woman and who knows, she might end up learning The Art of Klingon Programming instead of Perl.
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