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  yapc: Call for venue for YAPC::Europe 2011 on 2010.04.12 9:37

Posted by rafael on 2010.04.12 9:37
yapc Europe
BooK writes "While YAPC::Europe 2010 preparations are well underway in Pisa, it is time for the YAPC::Europe Foundation (YEF) to look for suitable sites for the 2011 conference. Any dedicated group interested in hosting YAPC::Europe::2011 should send a brief statement of intent to venue@yapceurope.org. This should be followed by a complete application. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2010.

For details on how to prepare your complete application, consider the examples of previous conferences. If your proposal is selected, it will be added to the others on this page (you will have the opportunity to remove private information first). Be certain to include contact information (including telephone numbers) for at least two members of the group.

You may also direct any questions to the aforementioned email address.

A decision on the location will be publicly announced at the start of the Pisa conference.

Looking forward to your submissions,
 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)
 on behalf of the YAPC::Europe Venue Committee"
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  Comment: -X (Score 1) on 2010.04.08 5:26

I fully agree. Warnings in production are a no-go. Except very specific and monitored cases maybe.

That's where "perl -X" is useful. Can one enable mod_perl running under -X yet ?

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  Comment: On Go (Score 1) on 2010.03.11 13:42

by rafael on 2010.03.11 13:42 (#71766)
Attached to: The ghost of Algol 68

About language comparisons, I strongly recommend reading

http://www.cowlark.com/2009-11-15-go/

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  Comment: Perl v10.1.0 required--this is only v5.10.0 (Score 1) on 2010.01.15 4:53

by rafael on 2010.01.15 4:53 (#71524)
Attached to: Perl 10.1.0 doesn't build on Cygwin

10.1.0 ? you come from year 2097 ?

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  News: YAPC Europe Foundation financial reports published on 2010.01.06 6:00

Posted by rafael on 2010.01.06 6:00
yapc Europe
BooK writes "The YAPC Europe Foundation's treasurer has put all the Foundation's financial reports (from 2004 to present) online. For those not interested in the gory details of "what has YEF been doing with the money it got from donations", there's also a global picture.

This information is made public because YEF gets its funding from the Perl community, which has a right to know what's done with its money, and also in the hope that it will make the YAPC Europe Foundation's purpose clearer to everyone."
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  Comment: Awesome (Score 1) on 2009.09.17 16:59

by rafael on 2009.09.17 16:59 (#70612)
Attached to: Another reason to switch to Git

Awesome. Can't say more

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  Perl 5.10.1 released on 2009.08.25 0:55

Posted by rafael on 2009.08.25 0:55
Releases
The Perl 5 developer team is pleased to announce the Perl Release 5.10.1, the first maintenance release of Perl 5.10. The CPAN ftp multiplexor will pick a mirror close to you. You can download the source in bz2 format (11121414 bytes).
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  Perl 5.10.1 RC2 released on 2009.08.19 2:28

Posted by rafael on 2009.08.19 2:28
Releases
Perl 5.10 Release Candidate 2 has been released, two (busy) weeks after the RC1. As Dave Mitchell, the 5.10 pumpking, says, I'm not planning to change anything between now and final release unless it's a real showstopper; so, help making sure there are no showstoppers left before the final release!
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  Perl 5.10.1 RC1 released on 2009.08.07 3:58

Posted by rafael on 2009.08.07 3:58
Releases
The Release Candidate 1 of perl 5.10.1 has been uploaded to CPAN. This is the first maintenance release of the 5.10 series; it provides numerous bug fixes, improvements and core module updates from CPAN. Read the full list of changes in the perldelta document. Help us testing the RC1 before the final release!
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  Comment: Re:Accents (Score 1) on 2009.07.30 12:28

by rafael on 2009.07.30 12:28 (#69788)
Attached to: this is my receipt for your receipt

Bah apparently the use.perl comment boxes are not friends with my browser :/

Those were, in order :

00EB LATIN SMALL LETTER E WITH DIAERESIS

00E7 LATIN SMALL LETTER C WITH CEDILLA

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  Comment: Accents (Score 1) on 2009.07.30 12:26

by rafael on 2009.07.30 12:26 (#69787)
Attached to: this is my receipt for your receipt

I've been surprised at how consistently my name turns up on official documents here in France. The spelling Rafaël being completely abnormal, of course, and no-one ever spells it correctly, (even I can't bother spelling it correctly most of the time), but on my passport it's right.

I remember when I registered François last year, I got asked quite precise questions about the spelling: a dash or no dash between Garcia and Suarez? They care about that kind of stuff.

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  Comment: Re:Perception is Reality (Score 1) on 2009.07.27 15:36

by rafael on 2009.07.27 15:36 (#69690)
Attached to: What Does the Outside of Perl Look Like?

I didn't delete anything except from my own initiative (and you know that), and for the rest I plaid guilty: what you're doing on modernperlbooks is disinformation and FUD. I note that it's Chip's turn to be quoted out of context. And now you're speaking about healthy debate, while I resigned in disgust from P5P after months of trying to avoid responding to your attacks. It would have been wiser to ignore you completely. Which I shall do from now on, since you still refuse to understand technical arguments.

And no, fixing an off by one error does not earn you the right to pour garbage continuously on P5P. Sorry.

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  Comment: Re:Perception is Reality (Score 1) on 2009.07.27 7:40

by rafael on 2009.07.27 7:40 (#69680)
Attached to: What Does the Outside of Perl Look Like?

As Dave Mitchell said on P5P, a list of hasty notes taken during a discussion among a non-representative group of mostly irregular porters was bound to ignore the most important problems. Yet I effectively recognize many concerns which I already mentioned (see for example the end of http://consttype.blogspot.com/2009/07/job-of-pumpking.html ) and I largely agree with the general line of thought. Which has little in common with yours, as explained on modernperlbooks. The BOF discussed about release management and volunteer herding; they didn't propose to break backwards compatibility, or introduce syntactic sugar without semantics for its pure fashionable value; nor did they invent imaginary problems.

I note that you completely failed to address the numerous flaws I pointed in your reasoning. Yet you continue to stick to your position. Don't misquote me: I didn't called you a marketer. What you're doing not real marketing, this is using marketing slogans to help oneself ignoring the reality, and that's what I said.

You're turning into a Dilbert character -- how is it possible to continue taking you seriously now ?

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  Comment: Re:Perception is Reality (Score 1) on 2009.07.27 4:42

by rafael on 2009.07.27 4:42 (#69670)
Attached to: What Does the Outside of Perl Look Like?

You systematically misrepresent the problems that the Perl 5 development has, and invent new ones. You propose technical solutions that show a total lack of understanding of what is a large user base for Perl 5. You refuse to listen to people who actually work on Perl 5. You arrogantly think that if most people on P5P think you're wrong, that's because most of P5P is wrong. Perl needs PR, but _your_ kind of PR is certainly hurting Perl a lot.

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  Comment: Re:Perception is Reality (Score 1) on 2009.07.26 15:35

by rafael on 2009.07.26 15:35 (#69655)
Attached to: What Does the Outside of Perl Look Like?

Marketing should help and sustain technical development, not go against it.

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