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Posts Tagged: Perl

On Letting Go

My stint running the Toronto Perl Mongers is over. Jordan Tam and a couple of others have all the passwords and privileges needed to update the web site and moderate the mailing list. I am relieved to be stepping down,… Continue Reading →

Slimming Down

A couple of things have happened recently which have highlighted ways I can slim things down a bit in terms of the number of things I need to keep track of and change the way I behave. Thanks to homebrew,… Continue Reading →

Perl Language Now Even Better!

Recently Perl 5.12.0 was announced. There are some great changes in this release, some incremental and some new goodness has been introduced. Looking at the commentary this announcement spawned I suspect there is a disconnect between the Perl developers, the… Continue Reading →

Unexpected Consequences

I’ve been quite busy the past few weeks, and what strikes me is that most of the activities were driven by the influence of people I find interesting, and my involvement with Perl over the past decade or so has… Continue Reading →

The Week in Review

“Don’t believe what you read” seems to be this week’s theme. On Monday I went to my first Rails Pub Nite for a few months, and there were a good forty or fifty people there. Most of them seemed to… Continue Reading →

Back to the Future

Back in 1999 Perl was described as a postmodern language. As the husband of a philosophy professor, and as someone with an instinctive distrust of sophistry, my layman’s understanding of “postmodern” was essentially that it was a term used as… Continue Reading →