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poll ideas quest 2019

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Re: poll ideas quest 2019
by choroba (Archbishop) on Nov 06, 2019 at 15:04 UTC
      • use 5.18.3; use warnings;

      How many know that 5.12.0 was the first release that implies strict with use version? (well, actually 5.11.0, but I hope nobody is using 5.11.x in production code)

      (I don't care what version notation is used)

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

      As mentioned here, there might be some other options including -w and -W for warnings, and the implicit strict with use VERSION, but that would make a lot of possible answers if you were to enumerate all possible combinations...

      And to answer the question, I put the more significant first, so version first (optional), because it is actually strict + features + minimal version, then strict (even after a version) because it is more restrictive (but less rewarningsive) than warnings, and at last warnings.

      Edit: Oh, and if there's a package name, I always waste a few minutes deciding where I should put it, and then always add it after strict and warnings.

      > what comes first?

      use brain

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

      PS: at least that's what I keep telling my colleagues ;-)

        Although it could be argued that

        use strict; use warnings;
        is actually an attempt to
        use less brain;
        as it's a call for perl to do some of the thinking for you :)

      Some people try to keep their use ...; declarations alphabetically sorted, saying that might help merges when multiple people add different uses... If one was to follow that route, use strict; would come before use warnings;.

        I quite often sort them on length. Just a silly example:

        use 5.18.2; use warnings; use Carp; use DB_File; use DateTime; use Data::Peek; use File::Glob; use XML::Simple; use Time::HiRes; use Text::CSV_XS; use Sys::Hostname; use Tie::Hash::DBD; use File::Basename; use Module::Refresh; use Module::CoreList; use HTML::TreeBuilder; use DateTime::TimeZone; use Proc::ProcessTable; use Encode qw(encode decode);

        Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn

        Ah yes, having so many use statements in a single file that you have to sort them to make them manageable, that happens all the time :'(. And having to add a bunch of modules in one go is common enough that two people do it in parallel on a daily basis. So annoying :/

Re: poll ideas quest 2019 -- 2019 resolutions
by Discipulus (Abbot) on Jan 01, 2019 at 15:37 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2019
by kschwab (Vicar) on Jan 01, 2019 at 15:26 UTC

    After Perl5, I'm mostly interested in:

    • Assembly
    • C
    • Cobol
    • C#
    • C++
    • D
    • Dart
    • Fortran
    • Go
    • Haskell
    • Java
    • JavaScript
    • Kotlin
    • Lisp
    • Lua
    • Matlab
    • Nim
    • Objective C
    • Perl6
    • PHP
    • Python
    • R
    • Ruby
    • Rust
    • Scala
    • Scheme
    • Smalltalk
    • Swift
    • Unixish Shell Scripting languages
    • Visual Basic
    • Other (post in comments)

    (To get the other side of What programming language do you hate the most?)

Re: poll ideas quest 2019: postfix dereference
by hippo (Chancellor) on Jan 11, 2019 at 14:28 UTC

    I use postfix dereferencing

    • Always
    • Never
    • Always on perls where it is no longer experimental
    • Sometimes such as when I deem the syntax to be clearer with it than without
    • Only if the existing codebase uses it or standards doc mandates it
    • Arbitrarily/Randomly
    • Never heard of it
    • I'm still supporting 5.6.0, you insensitive clod!
    • Only when replying to a dereference related question on PerlMonks or StackOverflow.

      map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
Re: poll ideas quest 2019: Gone sites
by hippo (Chancellor) on Sep 29, 2019 at 12:39 UTC
Re: poll ideas quest 2019
by Eily (Monsignor) on Nov 21, 2019 at 16:12 UTC

    When choosing a delimiter for Quote and Quote like Operators I:

    • use a pair of delimiters {} () <> [] as often as possible
    • use / when it's a regex
    • just avoid # and it's fine
    • choose whatever's not present in my string
    • carefully select a delimiter that makes my OBFU even more confusing
    • only use \ because I hate you
    • delimit strings with my bare hands
    • don't use quote-like operators
    • follow several rules to increase clarity, consistency and maintanability and my pay-check
    • start complaining; stop expecting me to make a decision and Do What I Mean already!

      I use the ; in SQL statements, so I can easily copy-paste :)

      my $sth = $dbh->prepare (qq; select foo, bar from wobble where barney = 42; );

      Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
      • q""
      • qq''
      • prefer here documents
Did you ever write a program in Go?
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on May 16, 2019 at 13:27 UTC

    "Hello world!" counts.

    But please note: This question might be hard to bear because it looks like Go isn't a TMTOWTDI language.

    Yes [] No [] I thought it's a game [] Google is the root of all evil []

    «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

      Yes, but I didn't inhale []


      John Davies

        Great. May i ask if you ever had an intern? Best regards, Karl

        «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

Re: poll ideas quest 2019
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on Aug 19, 2019 at 20:43 UTC

    Why isn't there Inline::Go?

    [] Because it doesn't make sense [] Because it never will work [] Because nobody implemented it [] Because anything from Google is crap [] Because i'm lucky with C/C++ and even Java [] Other opinion (explain)

    «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

      That's because perl doesn't want to let you Go

Re: poll ideas quest 2019
by karlgoethebier (Monsignor) on Aug 23, 2019 at 14:18 UTC

    Was Goethe a programmer?

    [] Yes [] No [] Other opinion (explain)

    Why i ask:

    «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

Re: poll ideas quest 2019 (->new)
by Arunbear (Prior) on Mar 29, 2019 at 10:23 UTC
    Poll ideas for April and beyond are most welcome of course.

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