Category: perl

  • Randal Schwartz interviews Michael Foord about IronPython

    The FLOSS Weekly folks (including my homie, Randal) just published this week’s interview. It is with Michael Foord, who I just met a couple weeks ago. He published a book about IronPython. He mentions Mono, the DLR and IronRuby, too ;)

  • Parsing English Language (if you consider IRC logs to qualify)

    Haha. I wrote this on October 3rd, 2006. I started logging IRC conversations in 2005. I’ve got lots from #perl and #mono. I wonder if the n’ere-do-wells who frequent those channels will mind me using their public commentary to build an english language parser. I’ll make it “open source,” of course. Erhm, I mean Free […]

  • Matthew Broderick broke The Music Man.

    I was reading Lefty’s recent blog post and was reminded (by way of a certain scene) of being pissed off by Broderick’s s/egg/globe/ in the 2003 production of The Music Man. I was going to put the following in the comments, but I decided not to in order to keep the conversation on topic :) […]

  • PCRE support has hit quagga

    —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 http://bugzilla.quagga.net/show_bug.cgi?id=483 Paul Jakma changed: What |Removed |Added – —————————————————————————- Status|UNCONFIRMED |RESOLVED CC| |paul dishone st Resolution| |FIXED – — Comment #2 from Paul Jakma 2009-06-19 15:09:42 — I’ve pulled in the patch from Jeremy Jackson which, I understand, was based on this. This adds, at least for now, a […]

  • Using en_US.UTF-8 locale on Debian/Ubuntu

    NB: this write-up has been superseded. You should be reading this article instead. It took me a while to figure out how to make Larry’s postings to #perl6 not break my screen session. Now that I’ve figured it out, I’ll see if I can share it with y’all. In addition to screen and irssi displaying […]

  • Parrot 1.0 released

    Congratulations to the Parrot development team. They have just released v1.0, titled “Haru Tatsu” (春達), or “The Spring.” I attended my first SPUG meeting in a couple of years last night. It was good to see ydna, jjore and Michael R. Wolf. It’s been so long that I don’t think I recognized anyone else. The […]

  • IronRuby stuff

    I’ve been doing some work with the DLR team at Microsoft and the community of F/OSS developers they’ve inspired on IRC & the mailing lists. I’m providing a virtual host that is being used to perform continuous integration on Debian sid. The current status is here: http://twitter.com/IronRubyCI Maybe we’ll make an IronPerl one of these […]

  • repository thoughts

    15:58 < cj> lluis: since my friend isn’t online to bounce ideas off of, how ’bout I ask you? :) 15:59 < lluis> cj: heh, ok 15:59 < cj> a first pass would be a web form that takes some information about a package and stores it to a database. those data are exposed via […]

  • Quest for the re-usable software grail

    Why should any more effort be put into building a system of re-usable software if The CPAN already exists and provides all of the tools necessary to create re-usable software?

  • Writing Free Software: Part 11 – A simple man page

    Introduction Okay… it’s high time we wrote some docs. I come from a perl background, so we’re going to write the docs using perldoc. I know there are better ways to do this for C# projects and I’m happy to take contributions to this series. Just ask for contributor status and you can post the […]