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  • Kro
  • Addlestones
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  Comment: Re:Criticism or observation? (Score 1) on 2009.12.31 13:34

by lilstevey on 2009.12.31 13:34 (#71459)
Attached to: Is Avatar Just Smurf Porn?
Whilst I enjoyed avatar, I didn't personally rate it as highly as any of the three* star wars films, the first matrix, or what I perceive as other sci-fi classics such as The Cube, Metropolis, Bladerunner, or Sunshine - all of which I would happily go back to the cinema to see.

My reasoning? I personally found the plot devices a little obvious and the story quite linear. I found the exploration of pandora delightful, the film charming, but felt it lacked some of the depth that would have been needed to make it one of my all time favorites. That said, movies are a personal thing, and one man can get out of friends what another would from spaced.

* my opinion of the most recent triligy of films sharing the title mentioned is similar to that expressed in south park's excellent critique of the most recent Indiany Jones film.
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  Journal: Is Avatar Just Smurf Porn? on 2009.12.29 20:02

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.12.29 20:02
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Not a great deal perly of late - winter solstice, xmas and the upcoming new year has absorbed much of my free time.
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  Journal: dynamically attaching a method to a class in perl6 on 2009.11.30 17:21

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.11.30 17:21
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In case you've just tuned in, I'm trying to learn a bit of perl6 by attempting to create a simple RMI system. And with that, once more into the breach...

Since my last petty fiddling there has been another release of rakudo, so I feel like I should begin with a swift re-installation of rakudo - using the "git clone gen-parrot technique"

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  Comment: A very welcomed addition (Score 1) on 2009.11.25 16:53

by lilstevey on 2009.11.25 16:53 (#71242)
Attached to: Laying the role meta-foundations
Hi, I've enjoyed reading your blogs, and found this one particulary interesting - I really enjoyed reading the rakudo metamodel spec. I can't promise any helpfull feedback but, hopefully, given time ( fingers crossed ), I hope to have a play in this area.
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  Journal: tweetscale progress on 2009.11.24 14:49

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.11.24 14:49
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I started having a play over a week ago but haven't had the time to do much - I'll blog this and see if I get any time to go further.

This entry is brought to you by use v6; - a delightful experience.

Perl v6.0.0 required--this is only v5.8.9, stopped at testserver.pl line 1.

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  Comment: Re:I enjoy watching your progress (Score 1) on 2009.11.12 15:51

Many many thanks - the moral support is much appreciatted. I was contemplating dropping it as keeping a commentry takes time away from learning, and also truthfully narrating such is a little like airing ones undies in public, so I'm very greatful for your kind comment.
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  Journal: More perl6 babysteps - finding the methods of a role on 2009.11.11 18:44

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.11.11 18:44
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Lets start here:

http://dev.perl.org/perl6/rfc/335.html

So I code, tentativly....

test.pl
use v6;

use TestRole;

my $r = TestRole;
say $r;

my @m = $r.methods();

say @m;
TestRole.pm
role TestRole
{
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  Journal: more tentative perl6 hacking on 2009.11.09 18:28

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.11.09 18:28
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A little more work. Following some wise words in masak's journal about starting simple, I decided to take further tentative tiptoes further towards my target of a transparent Role-As-Interface based RMI system by first of all just hacking together a call from client to server. Following a visit to the lovely people on #perl6 I got a pointer to the perl6 test suite which, when read with

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  Journal: Fighting with perl6 HTTP::Daemon install on 2009.11.01 19:16

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.11.01 19:16
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I found this useful Installation howto draft ( note to self - must spend more time studying the parrot.org site and documentation and rely less on google ).

An important consideration is that some of the scripts are perl 5 - I guess self hosting is some way off now. Unfortanately, the second run of proto doesn't look like it produces the desired result:

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  Journal: first steps in coding in rakudo on 2009.11.01 7:53

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.11.01 7:53
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Ok. So I've managed to install perl 6. And Rakudo. And run "hello world". Clever me. Not.

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  Comment: An underlying malaise? (Score 1) on 2009.10.29 20:02

by lilstevey on 2009.10.29 20:02 (#71022)
Attached to: Growing the team from small to medium sized
I don't know the exact details of the situation you describe, but in situations I have experienced that exhibit similar indicators, there has been a fear to rewrite/refactor. One of the syptoms of this has been the error of enforced duplication by "doing it right from here on in" (which for some reason, some people seem to think can be done effectivly without altering existing code ). Could it be that the codebase is growing brittle and the need to increase the team could be a symptom of a problem rather than a cure?
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  Comment: Re:libintl.h isn't from libicu (Score 1) on 2009.10.29 15:56

by lilstevey on 2009.10.29 15:56 (#71018)
Attached to: perl 6 - a "re-dip"

Thanks for the observation. The comment:

That appears to be "libintl.h." perhaps it's related to the dependency on the ICU library mentioned at: http://rakudo.org/how-to-get-rakudo

Was merely a wild stab in the dark, perhaps based on me assuming it might have something to do with unicode from a possible "intl" angle.

So - explain - no. A wild guess rather than a result of analysis, and not a particulary good one by the sounds of your studies. At some point after that, I gave up on the windows binary distribution of parrot, and switched to compiling the sources - also changing the location of them to ensure the directory containing the source didn't contain spaces. After that, most of the errors and mistakes were just down to my distracted state, and messing up environment variables - which could have had a contributory effect to the earlier problems.

Hope that explains things - I'm very sorry if you've wasted time as a result of my notes...

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  Journal: perl 6 - a "re-dip" on 2009.10.28 18:59

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.10.28 18:59
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In response to my last Rakudu/Parrot post, daxim responded with a clear and concise answer, of which I am very greatful.

parrot_config is an executable, installed by default in $PREFIX/bin/parrot_config. Run parrot_config --dump to see interesting stuff.

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  Comment: Re:parrot_config (Score 1) on 2009.10.27 10:38

by lilstevey on 2009.10.27 10:38 (#70993)
Attached to: Attempted dip into perl 6

Not too sure what "parrot_config" is though.

This is an executable, installed by default in $PREFIX/bin/parrot_config. Run parrot_config --dump to see interesting stuff.

Many thanks - I was going to do some digging myself but thats great - I'll investigate later.

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  Journal: Attempted dip into perl 6 on 2009.10.26 19:02

Journal by lilstevey on 2009.10.26 19:02
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Win 32 again. I am tempted to get a proper posix laptop of some kind or description but until then...

I sat down this afternoon to watch "The Last King of Scotland". As I have difficulty single-tasking I thought I might have another look at perl6 whilst it was on. Heres some of the notes I made.

Effective starting point:

http://www.perlfoundation.org/perl6/index.cgi?rakudo

points to:

http://perlgeek.de/blog-en/perl-6/where-rakudo-lives.writeback

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