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Sunday January 18, 2004
05:09 PM

Iain Truskett RIP 2003-12-29

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update: 13JAN2003 Andy Lester (oreillynet) writes ... I never met him, or even spoke to him except through email and IRC, but I feel like he was a friend. He was always willing to help out when possible, and at least discuss an idea when not.

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 will be missed. It was only last November that he gave up some time to present a talk on DateTime at the melbourne.au PM.

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.