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in thread Have you netted a Perl Monk or Perl Pretender in 5 minutes or less?

Do you remember which version of perl was the first one you ever used?
Version 1.0, released 12/18/1987. I think I unpacked it a few weeks later from the multiple Usenet parts, and built it.
What version are you using now?
When maintperl is being updated (as it has begun again recently), I daily run my "get.snap" script which does:
/usr/bin/rsync -av --delete rsync://ftp.linux.activestate.com/perl-5.8 +.x/ /opt/perl/snap/MIRROR/
And then when I detect useful changes, I run /opt/perl/snap/src-sync-config:
#!/bin/sh cd /opt/perl/snap || exit 1 rsync -av --delete MIRROR/ src/ ## darnit I want one-level namespaces echo ... PATCHING src/hints/darwin.sh ... perl -pi-DIST -e 's/\[2-6/\[2-9/' src/hints/darwin.sh cd src || exit 1 PATH=/usr/bin:/bin ./Configure -des -Duseshrplib -Dusedevel \ -Uversiononly -Dprefix=/opt/perl/snap \ -Dlocincpth=/sw/include -Dloclibpth=/sw/lib \ -Dperladmin=merlyn@stonehenge.com
followed by "make all test install" in the src directory. The last few days, "make test" fails on OSX, so I have to horse around doing the install manually.

Then I run "cpan-r", described in a recent magazine article of mine, to run the CPAN shell using Expect, executing the "r" command and automatically updating all out-of-date modules.

Do I get the job? {grin}

-- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker
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Re^3: Have you netted a Perl Monk or Perl Pretender in 5 minutes or less?
by graff (Chancellor) on Sep 14, 2005 at 03:06 UTC
    Do I get the job?
    If you could explain all that over the phone, I'm sure they'd give you serious consideration. :)
Re^3: Have you netted a Perl Monk or Perl Pretender in 5 minutes or less?
by tinita (Parson) on Sep 14, 2005 at 15:13 UTC
    Do I get the job? {grin}
    have you ever heard of the term "overqualified"? =)
Re^3: Have you netted a Perl Monk or Perl Pretender in 5 minutes or less?
by Paulster2 (Priest) on Sep 14, 2005 at 20:57 UTC

    Hey, merlyn, you might get the job, but I don't know if it would meet your salary requirements ;-)

    Paulster2


    .oO( If only I could think of something perlish to write.... )