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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Take a peak at SQLFairy:
    http://sqlfairy.sf.net/ [sf.net]
  • I did a short talk [cwinters.com] on generating Java with Perl at YAPC::NA 2003. No code to share, but one of the main things to build into a code generation system is customization. Too many generation systems assume that they can handle everything you need, which is silly. You'll always need to customize the objects, even if it's just shortcuts save some keystrokes and bits of sanity here and there. We solved this by having the generated classes subclass custom (abstract) classes if they existed.

    I hope to write this up in an article form in the near future...

  • Each of my last three home PC upgrades (XT => 486 => P100 => P4-2.4) has given me a system with more video RAM than the previous system had total RAM.
    • I remember reading, several years ago, a question in a tech advice column in a computer mag from someone who wondered whether there was any way to use video RAM as general-purpose RAM.

      Apparently, he had bought a new graphics card and now had more memory on that than on his mainboard (I think back then the numbers were 8 MB vs 4 MB, or something like that).
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