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merlyn
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PAUSE-ID: MERLYN [cpan.org].
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  Journal: Bob Jacobsen interview on FLOSS Weekly on 2010.04.22 22:55

Journal by merlyn on 2010.04.22 22:55
User Journal
Last week, I interviewed Bob Jacobsen for FLOSS Weekly. Bob used Perl's Artistic 1.0 license on some Java code to manage model trains. The code was later patented by an Oregon-based company(!) and then Bob got sued(!!) for Bob distributing the other company's patented code(!!!). The good part of the story is that this is the first test at the US Federal Appeals Court level for an open source license to be enforceable even if no money exchanges hands, and... we won!
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  Comment: Not surprising /bin/sh looks like Algol-68 (Score 1) on 2010.03.16 21:48

by merlyn on 2010.03.16 21:48 (#71781)
Attached to: The ghost of Algol 68
Steve Bourne (Bourne Shell) was one of the authors of Algol 68. You should see the source code! It's all ALGOLIZED!
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  Comment: Re:uniq (Score 1) on 2009.10.08 19:03

by merlyn on 2009.10.08 19:03 (#70821)
Attached to: Finding Duplicate Files
I just realized that message is probably insufficient. Here's the "dangerous use of ls" message, spelled out a bit better: http://groups.google.com/group/comp.unix.shell/msg/5d19dadaf9329f87
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  Comment: Re:uniq (Score 1) on 2009.10.08 19:00

by merlyn on 2009.10.08 19:00 (#70820)
Attached to: Finding Duplicate Files
"ls aggtests/pips/api/v1/xml/*.t"

"ls... glob" FAIL. Please don't do that.

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  Comment: branches are points, not lines (Score 1) on 2009.08.09 14:23

by merlyn on 2009.08.09 14:23 (#69934)
Attached to: Dear git-using lazyweb...
Git is all about the commits. Commits have parentage. Commits are shared. And some commits have human-friendly names. Tags are one kind of names, and are semi-static. Branches are a different kind of name, but generally move over time. Also, branches are repo-local, where tags are generally shared.

I think if you define carefully what you want to know, there are lots of options on "git log" that will give you what you want. But in a proper repo, branches are generally rather ephemeral (provided you are using topic branches properly), so the "history of a branch" isn't all that useful.

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  Comment: Minor note: Smalltalk, not SmallTalk (Score 1) on 2009.08.04 9:02

by merlyn on 2009.08.04 9:02 (#69861)
Attached to: The Longer "Roles" Talk
Cringed as I was reading the slides... :)
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  Comment: 9 lines? (Score 1) on 2009.06.05 14:59

by merlyn on 2009.06.05 14:59 (#68966)
Attached to: 0.02% of perl is my fault
What about all of perlboot?
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  Comment: Is your site Safari friendly? (Score 1) on 2009.05.24 14:30

I'm not interested in using the Opera browser.
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  Comment: too complicated (Score 1) on 2009.05.09 23:38

by merlyn on 2009.05.09 23:38 (#68507)
Attached to: What files does your Perl load?

END {
  print "$_\n" for sort keys %INC;
}

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  Comment: what is "nil" in Perl? (Score 1) on 2009.04.23 20:35

by merlyn on 2009.04.23 20:35 (#68276)
Attached to: Cursing perl 5
Since Perl doesn't even have "nil", wtf are you talking about?
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  Comment: Consider File::Finder (Score 1) on 2009.02.16 23:08

by merlyn on 2009.02.16 23:08 (#67426)
Attached to: What happened to File::Find::Rule?
I've always found File::Finder more intuitive. But that's because I wrote it. :)
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  R.E.M. chooses "artistic license" for video mashup on 2008.02.16 11:27 merlyn

Submitted by merlyn on 2008.02.16 11:27
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Looks like the Perl hackers aren't the only ones who like the new Artistic 2.0. Apparently the band R.E.M. has chosen to release 11 of their videos under Artistic 2.0 for mashups. Wow.
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  Journal: R.E.M. chooses "artistic license" for video mashups on 2008.02.16 11:27

Journal by merlyn on 2008.02.16 11:27
User Journal
Looks like the Perl hackers aren't the only ones who like the new Artistic 2.0. Apparently the band R.E.M. has chosen to release 11 of their videos under Artistic 2.0 for mashups. Wow.
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