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petdance
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I'm Andy Lester, and I like to test stuff. I also write for the Perl Journal, and do tech edits on books. Sometimes I write code, too.
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  Comment: Thank you (Score 1) on 2010.08.11 20:28

by petdance on 2010.08.11 20:28 (#72299)
Attached to: use Perl;
No matter what happens to it, thank you for putting it up and maintaining for these years. It's been a big service to the Perl community.
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  Comment: Re:rindolf v2.0 (Score 1) on 2010.08.11 14:43

by petdance on 2010.08.11 14:43 (#72296)
Attached to: Matt Trout, aka mst, is insane

Do you think any of that conversation helped irc.perl.org #perl be a better place for people to talk about and learn about perl?

Does this mean that there's actual discussion of Perl in #perl these days? I may have to visit again.

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  Comment: Re:I must be missing something (Score 1) on 2010.06.24 10:10

by petdance on 2010.06.24 10:10 (#72118)
Attached to: chromatic's real name
Contrarianism, basically - someone has to do it.

So you're doing it for the good of the community. How kind of you.

Is there something we can do to donate this kindness to another community?

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  Comment: Re:It's easy to get it wrong (Score 1) on 2010.06.24 10:06

What you're missing from this analysis

Using the word "analysis" here gives far too much credit. It is not "analysis" to say "Can't you just do a new GC?"

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  Comment: "Allow" (Score 1) on 2010.06.23 23:33

allowing Wall and his minions to have his way.

You seem to be implying that you can somehow disallow it.

What's really sad is that GC algorithms are very well known and quite easy to use; the Boehm GC comes to mind immediately.

It sounds you're upset because your patches to Perl 5 that implemented this GC were rejected?

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  Comment: flashbacks (Score 1) on 2010.02.26 16:11

by petdance on 2010.02.26 16:11 (#71732)
Attached to: Finding an extra 10% tarball compression
This reminds me of the Bad Old Days when you'd fret over whether LZH was better than ARJ or ZIP.
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  Comment: Module::Starter and Dist::Zilla (Score 1) on 2010.01.04 15:42

by petdance on 2010.01.04 15:42 (#71477)
Attached to: Writing CPAN Modules
I hope you'll cover Module::Starter and RJBS's new Dist::Zilla as tools to help build modules from scratch.
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  Comment: Re:Mmm maybe .. (Score 1) on 2009.12.02 10:30

by petdance on 2009.12.02 10:30 (#71299)
Attached to: Spiteful spam
It's sad that the philosophy of trying not to be a dick to other people is tarred with the broad brush of "politically correct," thus making it easy to dismiss.

Clearly, there is a market for websites where calling others a slimy mofo is encouraged. I'd never considered this as a market niche.

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  Comment: Re:FWIW (Score 1) on 2009.12.01 12:08

by petdance on 2009.12.01 12:08 (#71281)
Attached to: Spiteful spam
Why do you continue to evade the issue of spam being sent out offering a way to eliminate you? Aren't you concerned for your safety?
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  Comment: Re:FWIW (Score 1) on 2009.12.01 12:07

by petdance on 2009.12.01 12:07 (#71280)
Attached to: Spiteful spam
The big points I've heard was that it's easier to write in and it can handle inline images.
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  Journal: Spiteful spam on 2009.12.01 11:53

Journal by petdance on 2009.12.01 11:53
User Journal

I know that a lot of people are moving their blogs over to http://blogs.perl.org/, leaving http://use.perl.org/ behind. Part of the frustration is that Chris Nandor, Pudge, hasn't done much to modernize use.perl.org, but hey, it's Pudge's choice, and he runs the site, and we're all here by grace of him running it. Beggars and choosers, y'know. If you're frustrated with a Perl news site, you can go

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  Comment: use.perl.org (Score 1) on 2009.09.10 19:30

by petdance on 2009.09.10 19:30 (#70554)
Attached to: Thinking Aloud
As to the redesign of use.perl.org, it would require the owners of the site to go along with it. I'd pursue that before pursuing that line of thinking any further.
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  Comment: Good ideas (Score 1) on 2009.09.10 19:28

by petdance on 2009.09.10 19:28 (#70553)
Attached to: Thinking Aloud
Glad to have the help on perl101. The github project is at http://github.com/petdance/perl101/tree/master

I'm not necessarily adverse to some taking over ownership of Module::Starter.

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  Comment: Welcome! (Score 1) on 2009.09.03 9:40

by petdance on 2009.09.03 9:40 (#70473)
Attached to: From user to contributor
We're glad to have you!
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  Comment: Re:Fix It! (Score 1) on 2009.08.31 17:07

by petdance on 2009.08.31 17:07 (#70387)
Attached to: Perl6 site...really...I give up
By reducing the scope drastically. Perl 6has been so extremely over-scoped from the beginning it's insane.

But then it wouldn't have been what Larry wanted for Perl 6.

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