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.
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.
You are invited to attend the European Perl Hackathon in Arnhem, the Netherlands, from 2 - 4 March, 2007. Familiarity with the featured projects is not required; you need only bring a laptop and a willingness to join in.
Although there is no fee to attend the hackathon, you are required to pay for your own accommodation and transportation. However, it is possible to book a room at the venue location when you register for the hackathon, at the price of € 74 for two nights plus breakfast.
Space is limited to 30 participants, and registration is required. Reservations for accommodations made through the hackathon must be made by 9 February; reservations for the event itself must be made no later than 22 February.
For more information about the event, please refer to http://conferences.yapceurope.org/hack2007nl
The pmtools POD commands will be the easiest to port to Perl6, but there's one obstacle – most pmtools POD commands require knowledge of Perl6's configuration, which we don't have yet in Pugs (no Config.pm). So I'm writing a tool in Perl6 (as I'm trying to eat our own dogfood) that will take the output of pugs -V and generate a Perl6 Config.pm from that output. (Yes, I know this should probably occur during the Pugs build process, but I don't have a huge amount of time for pmtools-perl6, so I'm chopping pmtools-perl6 into small, easy to program (for me) pieces.)
A minor problem is that my copy of Win32 pugs cannot find $EXECUTABLE_NAME when using it from -e. Pugs can use $EXECUTABLE_NAME OK from a Perl6 program – just not the -e command line. If anyone has an explanation as to why this must be so, please let me know.