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    Perl 6 summary, 18-24 Feb, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.03.04 13:01   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "'Course, if someone goes ahead and adds the Y combinator, one must naturally begin to wonder what the YY combinator would be... :-) "

    -- Larry Wall

    "Obviously it generates a function so anonymous that it can't even refer to itself. I call it the depressed existentialist solipsist operator."

    -- chromatic, in 'Y not'

    Perl 6 Design Meeting Notes for 21 February 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.27 5:56   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 21 February 2007. Larry, Damian, Allison, Patrick, Jesse, and chromatic attended. These are the minutes.

    Perl 6 summary, 11-17 Feb, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.26 5:49   Printer-friendly

    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    Remember that the European Perl Hackathon will be held next weekend, from 2-4 March, 2007 in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Registration is open until Thursday, 1 March. For more information, please look at the hackathon website.

    Perl 6 summary, 4-10 February, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.02.25 9:40   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "> Errrr ... I'm the one who needs the tutorial, not the one to write it.

    "That makes you a prime person to capture the questions it needs to answer! You can't evade the Responsibility Ponies that easily."

    -- chromatic, responding to James E Keenan in 'What Skills Do We Need to Finish Parrot?'

    Perl 6 summary, 29 Jan - 3 Feb, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.02.25 4:32   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    ": This mornings up date proposed

    "Now the da rn spam fi1ters are chang.ng my spelling to look like sp*m. Yeah, that's the 4icket... :)"

    -- Larry Wall, in 'Enhancing array indices'

    Perl 6 summary, 21-28 January, 2007

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by kudra on 2007.02.23 11:04   Printer-friendly
    This week on the Perl 6 mailing lists

    "Take the longest token, lie down and if the unease persists, write some code..."

    -- Brad Bowman, in 'DFA/NFA context is non-local'

    YAPC::Asia Sessions and Speakers bio out

    Journal written by miyagawa (1653) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.23 8:11   Printer-friendly
    Sessions along with Timetable and Speakers profile for YAPC::Asia 2007 are now published.

    We publish iCal files for sessions as well, so that you can subscribe to the schedule using your fave calendar software like iCal, Sunbird, 30boxes or Google Calendar.

    You might notice that some talks are marked as TBD and some speakers' proflie are empty. We're working on updating the data and I hope it will be completed anytime soon.

    News: Minimal Perl revewed on SlashDot

    posted by davorg on 2007.02.23 8:08   Printer-friendly
    yumpy writes "A review of Minimal Perl by Tim Maher is being discussed on Slashdot

    More information about this book, which Amazon ranks #1 today on the Computer Programming list and #193 for overall sales, is available at http://minimalperl.com/ "

    Parrot 0.4.9 released

    posted by davorg on 2007.02.23 8:03   Printer-friendly
    pmichaud writes "On behalf of the Parrot team, I'm proud to announce Parrot 0.4.9, "Socorro." Parrot (http://parrotcode.org/) is a virtual machine aimed at running all dynamic languages.

    Parrot 0.4.9 can be obtained via CPAN (soon), or follow the download instructions at http://www.parrotcode.org/source.html. For those who would like to develop on Parrot, or help develop Parrot itself, we recommend using Subversion or SVK on the source code repository to get the latest and best Parrot code.

    Call for Participation - YAPC::Europe 2007 in Vienna

    Journal written by domm (4030) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.22 8:14   Printer-friendly

    Vienna.pm is officially announcing the call for participation for Yet Another Perl Conference Europe 2007. This years conference theme is "Social Perl".

    News: 4th Dutch Perl Workshop

    posted by davorg on 2007.02.20 6:43   Printer-friendly
    Tux writes "Registration is open for the 4th Dutch Perl Workshop 16 March 2007 in Arnhem.

    This is a one-day event for everyone interested in perl, both for fun and for real productive work. Most of the known Dutch perl people will be there, and they are happy to talk to you.

    Perlcast Interview with Uri Guttman

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.20 6:01   Printer-friendly
    Back at O'Reilly's Open Source Convention 2006 I sat down with Uri Guttman to discuss what he is currently working on in the Perl world.

    Perl 6 Meeting Notes for 14 February 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.19 11:09   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 14 February 2007. Larry, Damian, Allison, Patrick, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    Perl 6 Design Team Minutes for 07 February 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.16 4:24   Printer-friendly

    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 07 February 2007. Larry, Damian, Allison, Jesse, Nicholas, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.

    YAPC::Asia 2007 Registration Opens

    posted by davorg on 2007.02.16 4:06   Printer-friendly
    miyagawa writes "Registration for YAPC::Asia 2007 is now open for international attendees. We also announced the selected speakers and sponsors.

    Last year we experienced the tickets being sold out in 2 weeks after the announcement, so go hurry up and don't miss the exciting conference in Tokyo!"

    Perl Critic on Perlcast

    Journal written by jmcada (5846) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.12 2:19   Printer-friendly
    Perlcast is back with an interview with Jeffrey Thalhammer, the creator and maintainer of Perl Critic, a static source code analyzer for Perl written in Perl. In the interview Jeffrey talks about what Perl Critic is, why he created it, and where he sees the system going.

    SanDiego.pm February Meeting

    Journal written by cgrau (3787) and posted by brian_d_foy on 2007.02.11 13:26   Printer-friendly
    On Monday, 12 February 2007, the San Diego Perl Mongers will be having our monthly meeting at Panera Bread in Mira Mesa. Feel welcome to drop by to chat about all things Perl, or anything else that sounds interesting.

    Last month we were fortunate enough to have Randal Schwartz drop by for a chat. This month, I've been made to promise to bring my good friend Christel of Irssi, Gentoo, ReactOS, Freenode, and FOSSCON fame. It promises to be a good time.

    For more about the San Diego Perl Mongers as well as where and when to find us, check out our web home at sandiego.pm.org.

    Meeting Announcements: NPW 2007 Online registration opens

    posted by davorg on 2007.02.09 6:19   Printer-friendly
    tagg writes "The online registration for NPW 2007 has now opened, thanks to our fellow french mongers and the ACT platform. If you have been to other conferences run on ACT, you can use your existing account to login. The payment interface is not yet online, but please register now and complete the payment later."

    European Hackathon News

    Journal written by kudra (4364) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.08 8:00   Printer-friendly
    European Hackathon News, volume 1

    REGISTRATION
    This is a reminder that the deadline for accommodations for the hackathon is fast approaching. If you want a room reservation, you must register for the hackathon and either pay online or contact Ann about paying later. The deadline is Friday, 9 February. For more information about the rooms, please refer to: http://conferences.yapceurope.org/hack2007nl/venue.html#accommodations

    If you prefer to make alternate arrangements for your accommodation, but wish to attend the hackathon, you still need to register before Thursday, 22 February. There is no cost for this registration. If you have special requests, such as vegetarian food, please contact Ann at the time of registration.

    To register, you first need to log in by either using an existing Act profile or creating a new user. Registration will be limited to the first 30 people.

    Perl 6 Design Team Minutes for 31 January 2007

    Journal written by chromatic (983) and posted by davorg on 2007.02.08 7:02   Printer-friendly
    The Perl 6 Design team met via phone on 31 January 2007. Larry, Patrick, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.
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