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Re: What exactly counts as "Perl News"?

by RyuMaou (Deacon)
on Oct 13, 2010 at 15:48 UTC ( #865105=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What exactly counts as "Perl News"?

Well, I'd always assumed that "Perl News" was meant for actual news stories. The one time I added something here was an article from a network admin news feed that I figured everyone else might not have seen, since not everyone here is an admin, like me.

That being said, though, I honestly don't see a big problem with the other stuff getting posted, too. Sure, there may be other places for it, even other places that are more appropriate, but as the traffic seems relatively light, I don't see the harm.

Of course, if enough people feel the way you do, I also don't see anything wrong with restricting it more, either.
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Re^2: What exactly counts as "Perl News"?
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Oct 13, 2010 at 16:02 UTC

    The traffic being light is my main (if not explicit) point. If more and more people start throwing out a "news" update every time they update a module, Perl News will not be a place of light traffic. It will be a mess of duplicated data which already has a home drowning out the truly novel and important news. I wanted to comment on what I see as a negative trend before it becomes a bigger problem than it already is.

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[ambrus]: that if you do that, you'd have to find where each HTTP response ends, which is nontrivial if you want persistent connections (essential for performance if you have small requests).
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, ideally an API that I feed the incoming data piece by piece and that I can ask "is that response done" and "what should I do next" and "please construct the appropriate redirect for me"
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, ideally the module would do all that nasty stuff for me and give me a way to ask it what the current situation is
[ambrus]: Corion: you could also consider using some wrapper over the multi interface of curl, I think Net::Curl might be a good one, since implementing enough of what it expects from the event loop might be easier than a full AnyEvent interface.
[ambrus]: Corion: you could also consider using IO::Async and its POE driver and some HTTP module for it, but I don't know if that would solve your problems with AnyEvent+POE
[ambrus]: Corion: wait, you didn't say POE. You said Prima, let me look up what that is.
[ambrus]: Corion: have you considered just writing an AnyEvent integration for that thing?
[ambrus]: Or perhaps pushing schmorp to write one?
[ambrus]: Also, searching for an existing one on CPAN obviously
[Corion]: Prima, which is mostly cooperative multitasking

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