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1
A sort of perl golf challenge
I've been reviewing some perl code code that is due to go back into Solaris shortly, and one of the routines takes a sorted array of integers and returns a string with contiguous ranges of numbers collapsed and other numbers comma-separated. For ...
05-Apr-2006
14:20:31
2
Language wars are so boring
I've just read James Gosling's post on how he got flamed for daring to say that scripting languages aren't a panacea. Whereas the old language crusades used to be fought between the various "compiled languages" it seems the new jihad is between ...
24-Mar-2006
03:03:59
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Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 3
As I said in my last post, I wanted to use one TWiki installation to support all the virtual hosts I was setting up. Although TWiki provides its own authentication and access control, it doesn't really provide a workable way of restricting read access. ...
22-Dec-2005
09:57:24
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Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 2
As promised in my last post I'm going to describe how I used mod_perl to script the generation of my httpd.conf file. The script is rather large, so I'm going to break it down into chunks and explain each one separately. use Apache; use ...
21-Dec-2005
03:05:46
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Fun and games with Apache, mod_perl, TWiki and SMF, Part 1
As part of the day job I've had to set up a single machine hosting several SSL-secured websites that make heavy use of mod_perl and TWiki in particular. The sites all access some shared content (e.g. source code trees) as well as having their own ...
20-Dec-2005
09:12:47
6
DTrace and Perl
After reading Bryan's DTrace and PHP and DTrace and PHP, demonstrated blog entries, I thought I'd better have a crack at doing the same for Perl - after all, anything PHP can do, Perl can do better - right? ;-) I posted a question on the perl5-porters ...
09-Sep-2005
06:31:25
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Making a perl filehandle into an object
I'm working on a project that uses both perl and MySQL, and I needed an easy way of piping stuff from perl into mysqlimport so that I could do fast bulk uploads to the database. MySQL is a bit odd in how it does this - it insists that the data has to ...
22-Dec-2004
09:25:38
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Hacking loadable kernel modules with perl
I was reading Alan Coopersmith's blog entry on how he hacked the Xserver with the aid of perl, and that reminded me of a hack I did myself a while back, using perl. Here's the scenario: I work mainly from home, using a Solaris 10 machine running a ...
07-Oct-2004
07:06:40
9
Perl golf
My friend Stephen has posted a little challenge over on his blog. Basically it's to put a wrapper arond cal(1) so that if it is given a single argument between 1 and 12 or 'now' it prints a 3-month calendar centered around that month in the year, rather ...
01-Oct-2004
12:46:42
10
YAPC::EU roundup #2
Well, I'm back from from the YAPC::EU conference, so I should probably write up the rest of the happenings. On Thursday Tim Bunce arrived - I was hoping he was coming as he lives in Southern Ireland. Tim is the designer and author of the extremely ...
20-Sep-2004
10:39:44
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YAPC::EU roundup #1
Well, my talk yesterday on how we use perl to help in the development of Solaris went down OK - the only heckling was friendly (thanks, Nick ;-) and I was asked if I would release some of the bits I talked about as Open Source, specifically the stuff for ...
16-Sep-2004
08:59:44
12
Off on a jolly^W important conference
As part of my penance (and my sins must have been many), I look after the perl we ship in Solaris (yes, I admit it, it's my fault - whatever it is). However along with the heavy responsibility comes the opportunity to go off on various high flying ...
13-Sep-2004
15:01:01
13
Elbonian database technology
The project I'm currently working on requires a database, and although I'm personally happy to use Oracle, the code I'm writing will probably be used elsewhere by other people, so I needed to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible. Most of the ...
23-Jul-2004
08:06:25
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Perl 5.8.4 lands in Solaris 10
********* This mail is automatically generated ******* Your putback for the following fix(es) is complete: 5040539 Perl 5.8.4 should be integrated into S10 4915255 perl tries to force -xc99=%none on embed clients 5059815 Perl should have ...
12-Jun-2004
10:50:10
15
Flag day
I've just completed the integration of perl 5.8.3 into Solaris 10. This probably doesn't mean very much to most people who read this site, but it sure means a lot to me :-)
04-Feb-2004
09:36:40
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Linux flame bait
Having recently being on the receiving end of a particularly nasty piece of unprovoked and downright abusive flaming on the #perl IRC channel, I decided another spoof book cover would be cathartic, so here it is. Before I get even more flames directed ...
30-Sep-2003
10:52:49
17
The Camel has landed
At last! Perl 5.8.1 has finally been released. Unfortunately when Jarkko sent the announcement to perl5-porters, he omitted to mention that he has released a new book at the same time ;-) Many thanks to Jarkko for the immense amount of effort he ...
25-Sep-2003
03:59:50
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Perl 5.8.1, so near yet so far...
Anyone who subscribes to the perl5-porters mailing list knows just how difficult it is proving to be to get perl 5.8.1 finished and shipped, and how incredibly patient our long-suffering Pumpking Jarkko Hietaniemi is being. I often marvel at his ...
18-Sep-2003
10:02:42
19
Procmail and obfusticated spam
As a result of the torrent of spam I've been receiving from the Sobig.F virus, my tolerance for spam is at an all-time low. Like most people I get my share of 'medical' spam, offering products to increase, decrease or otherwise modify various parts of ...
03-Sep-2003
05:14:53
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New Perl 6 book announced
I see a new Perl 6 book has been announced. It sounds quite interesting, the title is 'Designing Perl 6', and it is an explanation of the design methodology which is being used to decide which new language features will be in Perl 6. This should be an ...
13-Aug-2003
08:00:54