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by Tommy (Chaplain)
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"Keep moving forward" Shake it off, and step up. There's progress to be made, and no time to waste dwelling on past failures.

Personal Philosophy

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice" *Note: I'm sorry for the times I wasn't nice.

A mistake can be valuable or costly, depending on how faithfully you pursue correction.

Why Perl?

In my view, the main things about Perl that make it better than any other language are...

  • its Flexibility (letting you do things the way you want)
  • its Community of friendly and extremely intelligent persons (perlmonks,, comp.lang.perl.misc for example)
  • its "Culture of good documentation"
  • the CPAN (and all that it entails and implies)
  • the license to use it in complete freedom

Monks I've met


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The great ones say this isn't important...but I still think it's fun:

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[LanX]: I want to author a new module for CPAN w/o complicated build structure
[LanX]: ther is also Dist::Zilla :-/
[LanX]: How to make a CPAN Module Distribution from 2002
[Your Mother]: Dist::Zilla is kind of the nuclear option. I set it up back in the day but it's really targeted at authors who are managing MANY modules and want to automate everything.
[erix]: perlancar should know ;)
[LanX]: see warning
[Your Mother]: Thanks for the warning notice.
[LanX]: :p

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