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poll ideas quest 2018

by pollsters
on Jan 09, 2018 at 18:02 UTC ( #1206998=quest: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Re: poll ideas quest 2018 [broken code]
by Eily (Prior) on Sep 26, 2018 at 15:57 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by hippo (Canon) on Sep 19, 2018 at 15:26 UTC

    I am most likely to install a new module from CPAN if:

    • It has a recent release
    • The newest release passes all its tests
    • Its tests have good coverage
    • It is of high kwalitee
    • It has many MetaCPAN ++s
    • There are no long-standing open bugs
    • It is pure perl (ie. no XS)
    • It has no/few non-core dependencies
    • Many other modules use it
    • The author is prolific
    • It is as generic as possible
    • The licence is acceptable (Artistic/GPL/BSD - delete as appropriate)
    • It has good reviews*
    • It has extensive and clear documentation
    • It is recommended by a Monk

    *Yes CPAN Ratings is for the chop, which is a shame.

    Update: Added documentation option and made changes to coverage/issues (thanks stevieb).

      • * It has great documentation *
      • The author is responsive
      • Has a clear change log for each version released
      • You can verify that its reverse dependencies all pass their tests after a change

      Also, s/full coverage/very good coverage/, s/long-standing open issues/long-standing open bugs/ (I have 94 outstanding "issues" across ~80 repositories, but I'd say 15 are bugs, and none are show-stoppers).

      Regarding the last list point, that can be done by downloading the most recent code in question instead of using your own repository.

        Good points, thanks. I've added documentation as that was a definite oversight. In doing so I think this arguably includes the change log? Similarly having a recent release and/or no open bugs (better than "issues" I agree) mostly covers the "responsive" point for me but maybe you have another metric?

        Of course, there's being responsive and there's being usefully responsive. Yes, I do have a project leader in mind but it isn't a Perl project so I'll say no more.

      s{install}{update}. The reasons might be completely different. You *install* a new module if it fits all your needs. If there are multiple candidates, you probably use the above checklist. Once it is installed, you don't want to break your stuff, and you'd probably want to do tests based on the above list, but the main thing is:

      • If it fixes bug that hinders me and does not break other stuff.

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by hippo (Canon) on Jan 09, 2018 at 11:49 UTC

    When it is dark outside I am happiest to see ...

    • Fireworks
    • Stars/planets
    • Lanterns
    • Distant Aircraft/Seacraft
    • Fireflies
    • The moon
    • Glowsticks
    • City lights
    • Aurorae
    • The ISS (or other satellites)
    • Campfires
    • Blinkenlights
    • Other

    (inspired by Re: How did you see in the new year?)

      • My love / my better half

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
    • Dreams / eyelids from inside
      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

      All Messier objects in one session with binos 😎 A real zen lesson.

      «The Crux of the Biscuit is the Apostrophe»

      perl -MCrypt::CBC -E 'say Crypt::CBC->new(-key=>'kgb',-cipher=>"Blowfish")->decrypt_hex($ENV{KARL});'Help

      u

      ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion

Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:07 UTC

    When I put clothes on a coathanger in a wardrobe, I have their front side face…

    • left
    • right
    • towards the window
    • away from the window
    • in a variable direction
    • none, I don't store clothes on coathangers
Re: poll ideas quest 2018 -- one wish
by Discipulus (Monsignor) on Feb 21, 2018 at 16:15 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by Ratazong (Monsignor) on Sep 06, 2018 at 10:49 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by martin (Friar) on Jan 23, 2018 at 07:55 UTC

    It has been suggested to rename Perl 6 in order to boost its marketing potential. Which name would you prefer?

    • Perl 6
    • Camelia
    • Rakudo
    • Perl++
    • $$Perl
    • Purl
    • Dimond
    • Xmas
    • ::
    • ℵ₀
    • Perl Sex
    • CowboyNeal
    • None of the above
      Oystr - precedent: The Oyster was "a continuation of The Pearl"

      ("Oyster" seems to have been first mentioned in 2003)

      • Six
      • Timtoady

      Cheers, Sören

      Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
      (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

      The P in Perl is for Practical. What does P6 aspire to be? Abstract, Academical?

      • Aasom

Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by marto (Archbishop) on May 24, 2018 at 13:52 UTC

    Should cpanm be part of the standard Perl release?

    • Yes!
    • No way!
Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on Jan 24, 2018 at 19:56 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by wjw (Priest) on Feb 20, 2018 at 20:27 UTC

        Edited: Thank all of you!

        ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

        A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

        Books :) this one was a nice one to read for little children


        Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
    • Adrian

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,

      I think of the TV show "Wie is de mol" (EN NL) as broadcasted in (at least) the Netherlands and Belgium.


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by martin (Friar) on Nov 13, 2018 at 07:42 UTC

    Now that Perl 6 has an official alias, Raku, Perl 5 should also have one, and it should be...

    • Flix - rhymes with UNIX®
    • Piku - Raku and Piku sound like protagonists of an epic romance
    • V - a roman numeral like C, but alliterates with victory
    • Sebos - in Dalmatian mythology, Raku is the goddess of youth, while Sebos is the god of longevity [citation needed]
    • Quilt - finely crafted from lots of patches
    • 5lang - the language with 5 in its name, also somewhat like slang
    • $LANG - like slang as above, only much more stupid
    • Onion - blends well with the TPF logo
    • Cowboy Neal
    • other: [insert name here]
    • none - Perl 5 does not need a nickname

      paco. It's Perl's Alias for Clarity and Onions.

      (And I like your slang proposals :D )

      Given the rage that the alias for perl6 caused, I'd say don't even think of starting a suggestion to discuss this. It is useless and unneeded and probably ends with many users being angry or disappointed and maybe even people that leave the community.

      Perl6 did not need an alias, and neither does perl5.


      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
        (Tux) Given the rage that the alias for perl6 caused, ...

        ... we definitely need to relax. A fun poll might be just the thing.

        Although of course somebody is bound to not catch the joke. Let's add more funny choices to make this less likely — or less relevant.

        Perl6 did not need an alias, and neither does perl5.

        Both Perl5 and Perl6 needed an alias for Perl6. Perl5 is widely known as "Perl" and does not need to dissociate from itself. Perl5 needs forks like rperl and cperl and webperl.

      • YAPA - Yet Another Perl Alias
      • Se7en - Because Kevin Spacey is as popular now
      • On1on - Credits to Eily CB
      • 25Y - 25 Years - It's a catch
      last but not least
      • Python4

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

      update

      removed entry naming another monk

        Is that your wish or your prediction?


        Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: poll ideas quest 2018
by cavac (Curate) on Oct 05, 2018 at 08:50 UTC

    To win at Tic-Tac-Toe, my first move is...

    • top left
    • top middle
    • top right
    • middle left
    • center
    • middle right
    • bottom left
    • bottom center
    • bottom right
    • not to play.

    "For me, programming in Perl is like my cooking. The result may not always taste nice, but it's quick, painless and it get's food on the table."

      Too many choices, as this suffices:

      • A corner
      • A side square
      • The center
      • Not to play
      • All: I don't let myself limit by rules

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: poll ideas quest 2018 (stories)
by Arunbear (Prior) on Jul 11, 2018 at 14:24 UTC
    How many stories does it take before you've heard them all?
    • 10
    • 100
    • 1000
    • 10,000
    • Other
    • INF
    • doesn't matter how many, but how often they were repeated

      ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,
      • All of them?

      Cheers, Sören

      Créateur des bugs mobiles - let loose once, run everywhere.
      (hooked on the Perl Programming language)

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