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1. For how long have you worked as a programmer?
2. Any particular programming languages you mostly use?
3. For what purposes?
4. Which text editors do you use?
5. What defined your choice?
6. Which text editors you might have been using before?
7. Do you follow the other text editors updates?
8. Which text editors you DID NOT like? Why?
9. What functions might some text editors be missing in your opinion?
Unfortunately because SAP Sybase's OpenClient is proprietary, it can't be included in the ActiveState Perl PPM repositories.
I've built the latest DBD::Sybase (1.15) for Activestate Perl 5.16.2 (Win32) for everyone. Get it here.
Hello. I recently had to figure out how to use a C library from Perl (which means using XS, obviously). Since that felt a bit harder than it ought to, I tried to write down what I learned, in the hope that it may help someone else not have to do the exact same mistakes I did. The text is mainly intended to give a basic understanding of how things work, to the point where the ordinary documentation becomes understandable. It also gives recommendations for what docs to read in which order.
If this sounds interesting, you can find the text on my work's blog.
»»» Caution: this post is about the immature Perl 6, not the rock solid Perl 5 «««
A quick summary of recent news on concurrency in Perl 6:
jnthn has recently published a nice set of slides ("Composable Concurrency in Perl 6") that defines terms (especially "asynchrony", "parallelism" and "concurrency") and introduces the current rationale behind the design of Perl 6's concurrency features.
Jeremy Zawodny recently tweeted that "Larry Wall is now Artist in Residence at craiglist, continuing Perl6 work.". Larry noted on #perl6 that "they are intentionally supporting what I am already doing".