Archive for July, 2008

CPAN updates

I recently posted some things to Perl’s CPAN that I’ve previously discussed in this blog. After my post on AUTOLOAD hate, I released the module discussed in it as Sub::Auto. I finally released Attribute::Cached briefly discussed in my Readable Perl slides). Already mentioned Sub::Curried today.

10,25,50… sequence fun

Debolaz asked in #moose about the best way to create: a list of numbers like 10,25,50,100,250,500,1000,etc without tracking any other state than the number itself Nope, this isn’t A020179 but the much more prosaic A112024. Debolaz wanted this sequence, or something similar to it, for the same reason the US used it for currency – [...]

More Perl hate, and what to do about it: AUTOLOAD

A couple of interesting comments to my Five things I hate about Perl. Quicksilver pointed out that I’d missed the difference between arrays and lists. Yup, that’s pretty subtle, and of course it’s bitten me a few times (though oddly enough, I don’t have that strong a dislike of it). Luqui on the other hand [...]

Hello world

I’ve enjoyed using over the last couple of months but I’m finally taking the plunge and moving the blog here to Though I’ve occasionally wanted more flexibility, the trade-off with a hosted service is that you waste no time tinkering, the only thing you can do is write. But the fact that Vox [...]