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.
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.
rizen writes "We at MadMongers (Madison Perl Mongers) are fortunate enough to have two of our most distinguished members giving a talk on Perl::Critic next Wednesday, December 6th. Chris Dolan and Andy Lester will be giving a tandem speech on the topic. We encourage everyone in driving distance from Madison, Wisconsin to show up, as this is guaranteed to be the best talk of the year. Not only that, but it's the last talk of this year. =)
Event: Technical Meeting
Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2006
Times: from 7pm onwards (see below)
Venue: O'Neills, 90 Hurst Street, The Arcadian Centre, Birmingham
Just off the heels of the Chicago Perl Hack-A-Thon, which focused very much on Parrot, I have a great interview with Chip Salzenberg. Chip is a past Perl 5 Pump King and is the current Parrot Pump King.
Parrot, as many of you know, is a virtual machine that is intended be a platform for running Perl 6. Actually, the Parrot virtual machine hopes to run many languages other than Perl 6. There is currently beginning implementations of many languages on Parrot including Ruby and TCL. Parrot is different than many other virtual machines that we know of. It is register-based, as opposed to the common stack-based architectures, and it is designed to run dynamic languages.
I'm in the process of taking over the maintainance of Win32::API module from Aldo Calpini, the original author.
I'm collecting patches, related web pages and information as I'd like to make Win32::API work with the current VanillaPerl/Mingw environment.
I also updated win32.perl.org Wiki to announce this.
So, anyone interested in getting your patches, suggestions, rants, ... please get onboard now and communicate with me. If you already have your bug reports filed on http://rt.cpan.org/, be sure I'm working on those (if I ever get to manage all of these bugs;-D )...