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I am deeply saddened to report that David, koolgirl's 6-year old son, has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from pediatric myocarditis caused by coronavirus infection.
David was the sweetest child you will ever have the privilege to know. He was bright, funny, cheerful, autistic, and loved animals, especially his beloved dog, Gizzy, who passed late last year. He loved pirates, riding his brand-new bike that Santa brought, and Disney's Cars and Planes, and was thrilled to be starting Cub Scouts this year.
As some of you may know, koolgirl nearly lost her legs a few years ago due to peripheral venous insufficiency and resulting gangrene. She should be on disability, but has not yet been accepted. She works very long, hard hours to keep her little family together.
I hope this plea does not seem gauche, but we would like to request that donations for David's Memorial be made via PayPal to rockwaretech <at> gmail <dot> com.
Please note that time is of the essence; koolgirl's appointment with the funeral director is tomorrow morning.
(I do have koolgirl's express permission to post her email here for this purpose.)
I've been in contact with the owner of AnyEvent::STOMP and he is no longer in a position to maintain the module and has volunteered to give up control.
I've made some patches to both fix some issues and add a new, needed feature.
This is the 'public' notice of my request for transfer, and I've also posted this request to email@example.com hoping that someone will push the button so that I (FHEW) can take over responsibility from OTTERLEY.
One of the major mistakes people make is that they think manners are
only the expression of happy ideas. There's a whole range of behavior
that can be expressed in a mannerly way. That's what civilization is
about – doing it in a mannerly and not an antagonistic way. One of th
places we went wrong was the naturalistic Rousseauean movement of the
Sixties in which people said, "Why can't you just say what's on your
mind?" In civilization there have to be some restraints. If we
followed every impulse, we'd be killing one another.
-- Miss Manners
We are pleased to announce Perl 5.18.2, the 3rd release of version 18
of Perl 5.
You will soon be able to download Perl 5.18.2 from your favorite CPAN
or find it at:
SHA1 digests for this release are:
You can find a full list of changes in the file "perldelta.pod" locate
the "pod" directory inside the release and on the web.
Perl 5.18.2 represents approximately 5 months of development since Per
and contains approximately 3,100 lines of changes across 73 files from
Perl continues to flourish into its third decade thanks to a vibrant
community of users and developers. The following people are known to h
contributed the improvements that became Perl 5.18.2:
Brian Fraser, Chris 'BinGOs' Williams, Craig A. Berry, David Mitchell,
Chrysostomos, Graham Knop, Karl Williamson, Leon Timmermans, Nicholas
Ricardo Signes, Smylers, Tony Cook.
The list above is almost certainly incomplete as it is automatically
generated from version control history. In particular, it does not inc
the names of the (very much appreciated) contributors who reported iss
the Perl bug tracker.
Many of the changes included in this version originated in the CPAN mo
included in Perl's core. We're grateful to the entire CPAN community f
helping Perl to flourish.
For a more complete list of all of Perl's historical contributors, ple
the AUTHORS file in the Perl source distribution.
The next major stable release of Perl 5, version 20.0, should appear i
I say this is "beta" because it can only compile "Hello, World" so far! But we have working data-types support, and it is relatively easy for me to finish up the rest of the control structures and basic operators to get the full RPerl v1.0 release out soon.
This is not an official announcement. You'll probably read something soon from Jonathan Worthington (jnthn), or someone else from the Perl 6 team, but I can already leak that Rakudo on MoarVM is alive!
./perl6-m -e 'say "hi";'
Pretty cool stuff. If you want to try it right away, without waiting for the official release, you can pull the moar-support branch of rakudo, remove any install or nqp directory, configure rakudo with:
It's the first day of 2014, and time to remind everyone about Perl Mongers groups.
See http://pm.org for a list of groups. And if you know of a group local to you, please follow-up in this thread with the date of their next meeting (if known), and a link to their site. I'll start things off with my shameless plug :) :
Salt Lake Perl Mongers: Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 14th at 7:00pm. We do have a mailing list, and subscription details are on the website.
Pinto is an application for creating and managing a custom CPAN-like repository of Perl modules. Pjam is a tool which enables automatic creation of perl applications distribution archives from source code using pinto. Pjam enables continues integration in PERL. Right now pjam fits only Module:Build based projects ( Build.PL should be provided ) kept under subversion SCM, but I may change this if interest will be shown.
Pjam can be used in two ways - as command line utility and via web api to take some actions remotely.
An article by chromatic about Perl's birthday was posted on Hacker News. I went over with a slight sense of dread but instead found that the vast majority of comments were really positive, even a few saying that they had come back to Perl! See for yourself. Oh, and Happy Birthday Perl!