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The smartmatch (operator, ~~) has been a fiasco for quite a long time, and caused much heated debate for so many years now that I consider it a historical piece of 'work'. Those who have paid attention to this feature knows what I speak of.
This is just to bring attention to those who have interest, that there have once again been changes made in the most recent dev release (5.27.7). Personally, this has been such a long running debate that I don't think there's ever going to be a way to make everyone happy, so I digress.
Aside from that, Happy Holidays to all of my fellow Monks, and thank you for accepting and having me as one of your peers, friends and oftentimes I nearly feel, colleagues for yet another year.
The annual Perl meetup in London will be happening this coming Saturday, 25th November at the University of Westminster Cavendish Campus. The address is 101 New Cavendish St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6XH. There are approximately 200 people signed up so far. This year, along with Perl content for all interest levels (beginners to advanced), there are also talks on other languages and tech as well. Rust, Docker, Julia, & Go, to name a few. Come along if you can!
There are several reasons why I decided to release the module on Sourceforge rather than CPAN. The main one being that I feel this initial release is not yet sufficiently mature to be a standalone CPAN module. At the same time, Inline::F2003 does have sufficient functionality for users to try and comment on.
I am highly motivated to produce a high quality module that allows Perl to interoperate with modern FORTRAN. This initial release was developed and tested on Linux only. However, I would still encourage users to try running the program even if their system is non-Linux.
I am very interested to hear your views and experiences (and failures) with Inline::F2003. Thank you for reading this post. I do hope you'll have an opportunity to tryout the program, and report back your findings.
Hacktobergest 2017 is upon us. Have fun, flex your mental muscles and earn glory (well, a t shirt an some stickers) for successful contributions to appropriately tagged issues. Guidance for maintainers and contributors can be found here.