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    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 20 December 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.22 14:56   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 20 December 2006. Allison, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Crypt-SSLeay under new management

    posted by grinder on 2006.12.17 18:04   Printer-friendly
    Development has started up again. Your help is requested.

    Perl 6 summary, 10-16 December, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.12.17 13:10   Printer-friendly

    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "With the little sense of smell I have left, this smells like INTERCAL's 'COME FROM' statement to me..."

    -- Larry Wall, who has a cold, in 'supertyping'

    This Week on perl5-porters (4-10 December 2006)

    posted by grinder on 2006.12.15 17:07   Printer-friendly

    "This comment in mg.c scares me: /* Not sure why the av can get freed ahead of its sv, but somehow it does */" -- Marc Lehmann, uncovering ancient evil.

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 13 December 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.14 14:55   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 13 December 2006. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Parrot Bug Day on 16 December 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.12 16:35   Printer-friendly
    Parrot's first ever Bug Day is this Saturday, 16 December 2006. The core Parrot developers will be in #parrot on irc.perl.org all day to:
    • Review tickets in the Parrot RT queue
    • Answer questions from newcomers
    • Fix bugs
    • Add features
    • Improve the documentation or tests or...
    • Recruit and encourage new developers

    If you're curious about Parrot, please join us. You don't have to be an expert programmer. If you can follow the build instructions (or report where they fail for you), manage a source code checkout, and work an IRC client, you're plenty qualified. There are plenty of ways to get involved in almost any capacity you can conceive.

    Perl 6 summary, 3-9 December, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.12.10 7:02   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "Your faithful Dynamic Environmentalist"

    -- closing signature of Bob Rogers in 'RFC: Proposal for dynamic binding'

    News: WebGUI Creator Presents to MadMongers

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.08 19:22   Printer-friendly
    kmccombs writes "JT Smith, President of Plain Black Corporation, is scheduled to speak at the January 10th meeting of MadMongers. Creator of the open source content management system WebGUI, JT will be sharing his expertise of Perl and the WebGUI workflow engine. Specifically, he will be sharing the tips, tricks and trials of writing a successful workflow engine. The presentation includes a demonstration of the final workflow engine and instructions on how to write workflow activity plugins for WebGUI. JT will also share his insight into the tools he uses, including Perl, POE, and mod_perl. Event details can be accessed at madmongers.org."

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 06 December 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.08 17:18   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 06 December 2006. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Win32::API latest news

    Journal written by cosimo (4138) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.08 15:14   Printer-friendly

    After taking the maintainership of Win32::API, I have been busy trying to build several useful environments to be able to test the module, including combinations of:

    This Week on perl5-porters (27 November-3 December 2006)

    posted by grinder on 2006.12.07 18:55   Printer-friendly

    "So I don't really have an answer for you. When faced with a similar situation, I punted and did a PerlIO_fdopen(fileno(stdio)) instead of a PerlIO_importFILE(stdio). This way you know you are creating a unixio layer which gets ref counted properly." -- Craig A. Berry, somewhere in the sprawling PerlIO layers saga.

    Wellington.PM Quiz Night Next Week

    Journal written by grantm (164) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.05 13:52   Printer-friendly

    Wellington.PM are holding a quiz night on Tuesday December 12th at 6:00pm start.

    Don't imagine that you need to be a Perl expert to take part - in fact that probably wouldn't help at all. The questions will cover a range of topics related to computers; programming; the internet; and free and open source software. The emphasis is on fun. The teams will be organised at random, so you really don't need to do anything except turn up on the night. Please bring friends and workmates along, but don't assume you'll end up on the same team.

    Meeting Announcements: Phoenix.PM Meeting

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.05 13:51   Printer-friendly
    awwaiid writes "The Phoenix Perl Mongers are having their December meeting on Wednesday at Scottsdale Community College. In addition to the standard discussion of current news in the Perl World and the scott/brock talk — Derek Cline will be presenting some of the perl he uses in his day job. Plus doorprize and cookies."

    Perl5 Regex Engine Abstracted

    Journal written by demerphq (2831) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.04 10:44   Printer-friendly

    With patch Change #29430 the regex engine should now be sufficiently abstracted that it is reasonably feasable to write a plugin to use a different regex engine in perl. The documentation for most of the interface is contained in the perlreguts module although one needs to understand the flags in the regexp.h in order to make it work.

    Perl 6 summary, 26 Nov - 3 Dec, 2006

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2006.12.03 9:30   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "... On the sixth day of Chritmas my true love sent to me,
    Six versions of Perl,
    FIVE LANGUAGES COMPILING!
    Four bytes of bytecode,
    Three POST nodes,
    Two ASTs,
    And a Partridge with a parse tree."

    -- Jonathan Worthington, 'Naming PAST-pm compiler tool chain'

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 29 November 2006

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.01 20:53   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 29 November 2006. Larry, Damian, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    News: Perl Advent Calendar

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.12.01 17:50   Printer-friendly
    belg4mit writes "I'm pleased to announce that with the support of The Perl Foundation and Perl Mongers crew, as well as several mongers (we can still "use a few good men") that the new home of the Perl Advent Calendar is officially open; with requisite RSS feed for those of you practicing one of the three virtues this holiday season."

    TPR's Perl Community Google Calendar

    Journal written by brian_d_foy (44) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.30 20:00   Printer-friendly

    I've created a Perl Community calendar on Google Calendar. I've wanted to do this sort of thing for a long time to help track that stuff for The Perl Review's print listing. I've given up on writing my own calendar application. Google Calendar has a decent interface that I don't have to support, and it provides feeds: XML, iCal, and HTML.

    2006 Catalyst Advent Calendar

    posted by brian_d_foy on 2006.11.30 18:03   Printer-friendly

    singingfish writes "The Catalyst development team are pleased to announce that the 2006 Catalyst Advent Calendar ( this linkRSS) is now running. Every day from now until the 24th of December we will be presenting examples, explanations and tips on using Catalyst, the flexible Perl web framework.

    This Fortnight on perl5-porters (13-26 November 2006)

    posted by grinder on 2006.11.30 17:55   Printer-friendly

    [we could] not increment the reference count (and hope the SV is still around when the lvalue subroutine is called) -- Gerard Goossen

    Hope and programming don't mix well usually. -- Rafaël Garcia-Suarez

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