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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • This is one of the things I really like about the current crop of DVCS. You can create your own repo so easily, and so quietly, that it turns into a "do it and move along" operation. Running a local Subverion repo is close, but not quite as good (especially since setting up a local DVCS is not as permanent a decision).

    I recently did this for our big product at work. The official system is Source Safe, which is hard for me to like very much. I checked all the code into a private Mercurial repo, which I use f

    • People still use Source Safe? Even Microsoft doesn't use it and they developed it. I've used Source Safe in the past and all I can say is "never again".

      • Yeah, it's pretty awful. I've been making a more official push for something better, but my requests are being ignored or redirected. In the meantime, my private Mercurial repo gives me a safety net and helps me sleep a little sounder.

      • We do at work...I scream like a Wookie everytime I have to use it.

  • Adding a new format now only takes a couple of minutes. Before, it was a couple of years of dreaming that we could do it.

    This is what I tried to say in Perl Roles versus Interfaces and ABCs [modernperlbooks.com]. You said it more concisely.

  • Being forced to work from home since I have a back injury

    Having been through a bulging L5/S3...I can certainly sympathize. I hope you get better soon.

    • And damnit, I'm right in the L5/S1 pocket myself. It's been toast now for 4 weeks, ever since I helped a 4 people move an organ out of a church.

      I'm due for a consult and a scan next month.
      On the plus side, I plan on getting some nice work done once I can stand/sit again after physical therapy...before I have to go back to work....assuming I have to have surgery.

      Then again, EVE Online could steal my soul.