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Happy 50, merlyn!

by shmem (Chancellor)
on Nov 22, 2011 at 15:20 UTC ( #939473=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

May your next 50 years be at least as pleasant and interesting as the past ones!

You will be wandering through them maybe with less physical strength and vigour, but with more wisdom and insight. May your labouring be as valuable as it has been since, and to the benefit of yourself and all those who cross your ways. And may you remain a highly honored member of the perl community, which you helped building, for the benefit of all of us.


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Re: Happy 50, merlyn!
by davido (Archbishop) on Nov 23, 2011 at 05:31 UTC

    merlyn: If you read this, I hope you're aware of the number and extent of lives you've impacted for the better with your books and never-ending championing of the Perl cause.

    Happy 50th.


Re: Happy 50, merlyn!
by jeffa (Bishop) on Nov 22, 2011 at 20:55 UTC

    I can certainly vouch for him at the moment --- he is doing anything but laboring today. :)


    (the triplet paradiddle with high-hat)
Happy 51, merlyn!
by shmem (Chancellor) on Nov 22, 2012 at 14:57 UTC

    Time for an update... time to remind the benevolent public that this perl craftsman finished another trip around the sun.

    Nice to have you here, merlyn.

Re: Happy 50, merlyn!
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 23, 2011 at 01:45 UTC

    I understand his upcoming Perl coaching tour is being sponsored by Metamucil. I heard a rumor that he's added some fitness routines to these new classes.

Re: Happy 50, merlyn!
by Brutha (Friar) on Nov 23, 2011 at 12:23 UTC

    Wow, 50! So little older and so much wiser than me

    Happy anniversary, Merlyn.

    And it came to pass that in time the Great God Om spake unto Brutha, the Chosen One: "Psst!"
    (Terry Pratchett, Small Gods)

Re: Happy 50, merlyn!
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 22, 2011 at 15:31 UTC

    Its time for a prostate exam :)

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[tye]: That's funny, saying getlogin() is less secure. For some uses, it is far superior to getpwuid(), precisely for reasons of security.
[LanX]: search strategy => Perl Functions by Category
[Corion]: ... I found discussion of the who utility and that it uses the POSIX 2008 getlogin function (but that function was available much earlier and thus even exists in Perl, as a search for getlogin on CPAN brought up Perl 5.26 as first hit
[tye]: oh, LanX, but I was thinking that it was not a function that Perl provided.
[Corion]: Yeah, I also went a more roundabout way, just to find that the solution had been with Perl all along! ;)
[tye]: perhaps the "less secure" comment was motivated by old versions of getlogin() and trolled through the 'last' log trying to match your TTY. On modern Unix, I believe getlogin() just returns a fundamental bit of identity from your process.
[tye]: (Because every thing you do has that tag available for auditd.)
[tye]: Though it is certainly true that you should not use getlogin() for auth().
[LanX]: tye: just a tip for the next time, I found interesting things there...

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