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  Comment: Shamelessly self-promotional (Score 1) on 2010.01.11 19:28

by mugwumpjism on 2010.01.11 19:28 (#71518)
Attached to: Great Perl Code
Date::Holidays::NZ, MooseX::Timestamp. Crypt::Password, by a colleague. Maybe Net::MythTV by Acme?
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  Comment: Moderated -2, troll, wrong (Score 1) on 2009.12.16 23:06

You know, that's funny, because working method signatures in Perl 5 are one of my new favourite things.

use MooseX::Method::Signatures;
method morning (Str $name) {
    $self->say("Good morning ${name}!");
}

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  Comment: Re:Why not just use alpha, beta, etc (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 17:50

by mugwumpjism on 2009.08.31 17:50 (#70388)
Attached to: Building a "useful Perl 6"

And what the heck number are the distribution packagers going to give it?

It's matching the "Whatever" to the wrong side of the argument. "Rakudo *" to me means the version that a particular person starts using it, not a fixed release.

Why not just call it 1.0, make it clear to everyone what's finished and what's not, then there is no over-promising.

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  Comment: Why not just use alpha, beta, etc (Score 1) on 2009.08.27 0:38

by mugwumpjism on 2009.08.27 0:38 (#70281)
Attached to: Building a "useful Perl 6"

I really don't get this argument. It's like, you want a release which you want to advertise to people as ready for consumption, but you don't want to "use up" the 1.0 number delivering something which isn't "finished". Forget the overpromising, it's years too late for that.

Honestly, no-one will care if the complete Perl 6 is not there, so long as the implementation is good, it's debuggable, you can start making bindings for C libraries easily, and there is an effective module deployment system it should be great.

Why not start calling each release from then 1.0alpha1, 1.0alpha2 etc, until the major kinks are ironed out.

Well, anyway, just another pot-shot from the sideline.

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  Comment: Re:My experience with Rakudo (Score 1) on 2009.05.28 22:16

by mugwumpjism on 2009.05.28 22:16 (#68819)
Attached to: Comparatively Speaking
Yeah, I don't know .. I don't think it's the responsibility of the upstream to maintain the distribution packages, too... looks like Allison is maintaining the parrot deb anyway though!
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  Comment: Oh, and USING Perl (Score 1) on 2009.05.28 21:42

by mugwumpjism on 2009.05.28 21:42 (#68817)
Attached to: Comparatively Speaking
Also getting on with their day jobs by using Perl.
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  Comment: CPAN (Score 1) on 2009.05.28 21:40

by mugwumpjism on 2009.05.28 21:40 (#68816)
Attached to: Comparatively Speaking
They're all writing their extensions as CPAN modules.
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  Happy birthday Perl! (You're on holiday in Hawai' on 2007.12.19 2:52 mugwumpjism

Submitted by mugwumpjism on 2007.12.19 2:52
User Journal
Today I published the Incomplete history of Perl as my birthday gift to Perl. Users of git or mercurial can perform the initial clone now and avoid the rush later:

git clone git://utsl.gen.nz/perl

(also available via HTTP at http://git.utsl.gen.nz/perl)

Note that the preparation of this history has involved many long toiling hours of correlation of changelog information, searching for and attempting to apply literally thousands of patches from p5p archives and comparing them to the binary releases, c, etc. I believe it to be a significant achievement into the restoration of the early revisions of Perl. It certainly wouldn't have been possible without the support of my employer, Catalyst IT, and of course the wonderful revision toolkit that is Git.

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  Journal: Happy birthday Perl! (You're on holiday in Hawai'i, right?) on 2007.12.19 2:52

Journal by mugwumpjism on 2007.12.19 2:52
User Journal
Today I published the Incomplete history of Perl as my birthday gift to Perl. Users of git or mercurial can perform the initial clone now and avoid the rush later:

git clone git://utsl.gen.nz/perl

(also available via HTTP at http://git.utsl.gen.nz/perl)

Note that the preparation of this history has involved many long toiling hours of correlation of changelog information, searching for and attempting to apply literally thousands of patches from p5p archives and comparing them to the binary releases, etc. I believe it to be a significant achievement into the restoration of the early revisions of Perl. It certainly wouldn't have been possible without the support of my employer, Catalyst IT, and of course the wonderful revision toolkit that is Git.

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