I have always wondered why some people feel Perl has to suck for their choice of language to be valid. It looks like there are a bunch of people who just try to satisfy their need for approval by seeking what's most popular, and trying to hitch their wagon to that train. I do not know what they can gain by this, but they exist.
Yesterday, I noticed a post on HN which linked to a Google trends comparison of Perl and Python … more
One of the two main stumbling blocks I have had to a really fulfilling experience with my self-built perls on Windows has been my failure to build libexpat, and libgd. … more
After another one of the Ubee replacements from Time Warner failed to even establish a connection after hours of trying, I decided, maybe I was right to be suspicious of the crappily constructed ugly thing that cannot sit straight.
I stopped by the local Walmart, and got myself the most reasonable looking cable modem among the three that were on the shelves: A ZOOM 5341J. … more
I have mentioned before that there are some problems with UTF-8 output in cmd.exe with perl 5.
When I successfully built a perl 6 binary, I was excited to see it produce perfectly good UTF-8 output. … more
The process of putting together the talk lead me to discover another two more of those pesky bugs due to platform differences in handling files. These are more interesting than the directory separator character style issues that I have been ranting about, mostly because of how hard they were to see just by looking at the code. I will submit patches, obviously, but my hope with these blog posts is to re-emphasize that these platform-specific differences do exist, whether we like it or not, and if more people are aware, fewer bugs will make it into CPAN modules in the first place. … more