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update: 13JAN2003 Andy Lester (oreillynet) writes
perlmonks today - Iain Campbell Truskett ("Spoon"/"Koschei") RIP 2003-12-29 According to his girlfriend's blog, Koschei passed away from a cardiac arrest at the age of 24. He was a significant contributor to the CPAN, and frequently interacted with us on the Perl IRC channels. His wiki is still up for perusal. He will be missed. Rest In Peace, my friend. -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
Iain talked in detail how the development was proceeding on the Datetime modules and how he spent the last 8 months hard work crafting ("hacking" is a poor choice of words. Conceptually DateTime is not for the weak of mind). The talk was well presented, informative and most of all amusing (especially the bit on the evolution of the French Revolutionary Calander)
I will certainly be thinking of him when I'm using any of his modules. His legacy is more than mere code.