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Nick Ing-Simmons Passed Away

posted by KM on 2006.09.27 18:12   Printer-friendly
This week the Perl community lost one of its long time contributors, Nick Ing-Simmons, who died of a heart attack on Monday September 25th 2006. For more information, please see the Perl Foundation Blog entry.
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  • I owe Nick

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    by naikonta (7799) on 2007.04.08 23:34 (#54269)
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    Years ago I wrote BaseLib module and uploaded to CPAN. I wasn't sure about that namespace since it was a root one, but that was the first came to mind. I found that FindBin might be a good root namespace for BaseLib, and I knew that Nick was co-author of FindBin beside the famous Tk. So I wrote Nick to ask permission if I could use FindBin::Lib to rename BaseLib. And he said OK (unfortunately I just can't find my archive about our correspondency).

    And now I feel bad because I haven't reworked BaseLib for more than five years, and I just found about Nick passed away from brian d foy's posting on perlmonks.org today.

    I owe him, and I'll surely pay by reworking BaseLib, or FindBin::Lib, or whatever namespace I end up with. Thanks Nick, and good bye!