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How to Automate breaking half of CPAN with Dist::Zilla!

So last night I dropped a new module on to the CPAN. Normally this would be a cause for celebration, except it turns out I broke Moose. A Date with Destiny If you don’t know local::lib, you should. I’ve been using it on a per-project level using John Napiorkowski’s App::local::lib::helper. This works out incredibly well for those nasty interna... Read more

I saw the best minds of my generation...

So there has been a recent post that stirred up some commentary. The basic gist is that the author decided to leave Perl because he got tired of living with the constant scolding over ‘use strict’. Something that (as he points out in an update) even Mark Jason Dominus has commented on1. I agree with him. Not about use strict, I actually agree w... Read more

Perl Oasis 2012

How to organize a conference in your home town, and then not attend! So last weekend (January 14th specifically) was the 4th Orlando Perl Workshop aka “Perl Oasis”. From the feedback I’ve seen people generally had an excellent time. Which is good because I missed most of it. Friday Night Lights Friday I taught the Moose course to four excelle... Read more

Blackjack in 10 Lines of Modern Perl

There is this thread on Reddit (and StackOverflow) about what’s the coolest thing you can pull off in 10 lines of code. Obviously the first question people have is how do you define a “line”, cause unless you have significant whitespace issues you can do a lot on a single line. If you limit yourself to a line is equal to a single idea or step i... Read more

Future Moose Support

There has been a little bit of noise on twitter about the recent policy decision by the Moose core team. Most of it seems to focus on this line: Moose will be dropping support for perl 5.8 with the 2.06 release (in January of 2012). Which is stating that nearly a year after support for 5.10 has been dropped by the core perl development t... Read more