Number of entries: 20
Posted on 2017-04-24 10:00:36
Do not ask what Perl can do for you, ask what you can do for Perl! In my effort to bring the new signature back to older versions of Perl, I'm maintaining Filter::signatures, a source filter that simply converts...
Posted on 2017-04-24 07:34:05
This is the third article in a series on CPAN distribution metadata. The first article was a general introduction, and the second article looked at dependencies, and in particular the different phases that you can specify dependencies for (configure, build,...
Posted on 2017-04-23 20:33:00
Posted on 2017-04-23 12:45:00

Drive Thru Review of The Captain Is Dead.

Posted on 2017-04-23 10:00:25
Posted on 2017-04-23 08:58:00
Posted on 2017-04-23 07:56:00
Posted on 2017-04-23 07:52:00
The latest MoarVM release, 2017.04, contains a significant improvement for multi-threaded applications, especially those that are CPU-bound. I mentioned the improvement briefly on Twitter, because it’s hard to be anything other than brief on Twitter. This post contains a decidedly … Continue reading
Posted on 2017-04-22 14:37:35
Posted on 2017-04-22 11:49:38

So I was on this week’s episode of The Ben Heck Show.

Posted on 2017-04-22 10:00:22
This is a grant report by Jonathan Worthington on his grant under Perl 6 Core Development Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. I have completed the second 200 hours of my Perl 6 performance and reliability engineering grant, funded by the Perl 6 core development fund. This report summarizes the work done during those 200 hours. In accordance with community feedback, the vast majority of effort has been put into reliability rather than performance. Concurrency...
Posted on 2017-04-22 00:00:00
Work on the grant, started in November 2015, has stalled. With no progress reports from the grantee since November 2016, and after a number of attempts on all sides to jumpstart the work, the Grants Committee has voted to cancel the grant, as provided in the rules of operation. Many on the Committee and in the community would like to see a successful update of With that in mind, the Grants Committee encourages interested parties to consider applying...
Posted on 2017-04-21 22:41:56
There are many ways to compare the popularity of programming languages. None of them is perfect. Let's look at one of those imperfect comparisions: Tags on StackOverflow

For the full article visit Programming language popularity - Stack Overflow

Posted on 2017-04-21 19:45:06

CNN treats politics like sports — and it’s making us all dumber

Posted on 2017-04-21 10:00:22
Tony Cook has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining the Perl 5 grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work. During this grant he sent regular reports to the p5p mailing list as well as providing monthly summary reports that have been published on this site, the most recent of which are linked below: January 2017 December 2016 November 2016 October 2016 Before we make a decision on this extension, we would like...
Posted on 2017-04-20 23:00:00
Posted on 2017-04-20 17:00:00
Usually in IQ, you will lock a table for a short time (dml operations) or longer when performing a data load, table/index maintenance or issuing a holdlock within your transaction. These locks can cause other processes to block or even abort with an error “SQL Anywhere Error – 210: User ‘another user’ has the row […]
Posted on 2017-04-20 15:49:11

AEG and The Rules Girl did an amazing job with this video explaining how to play The Captain is Dead. 

Posted on 2017-04-20 10:00:12
I don't mind working with Spreadsheets. Much of my work consists of creating Spreadsheets from SQL queries. Sometimes, the resulting spreadsheet should be a pivot table, listing some values across the spreadsheet. For most of my Spreadsheet-generation needs, Querylet is...
Posted on 2017-04-20 07:24:30
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