Today Arnar Hrafnkelsson asked my opinion on a module he'd been working on called
Regexp::Open. It's neat, it's a state machine implemented in C with an XS interface to it. I took a look at it and realised the concept looked a little familiar.
On the Perl course I'm doing, I give out a lot of programming assignments. Last week, people wrote something to get five names and favourite colours from the user, stored each one into a hash, and then wrote out the hash as a colon-delimited file.
This is not a pointed question; I honestly don't know the answer.
“Free to good home - Baby carrying rucksack”
ActiveState are now apparently profitable; much of this can be explained by their shift towards Python support and services.
I have agreed to become a children's church assistant. (Which is obviously the PC version of “Sunday school teacher”.) You are free to imagine your favourite BOFH attempting humility, patience and kindness towards a bunch of screaming five-to-thirteen year olds.
LWP rocks. We all know that. But when was the last time you sat down and thought about the fact that someone actually coded it, rather than it being the gift from above it might behave like?