Posts by Yanick Champoux
DBD::Oracle version 1.57_00 is on its way to CPAN. This release is small, but should make some Win32 users happy:
Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to scan your code for all TODOs and FIXMEs and generate GitHub issues out of them? Well, I thought so too, so:
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to flip block and postfix statements with the ease of a single command? Well, I thought so, so I came up with a dirty little script, have a look.
This one was going to be a cry for help and a request to confirm that I’m not going cuckoo, but I think I figured it out. Still, for giggles, hear this:
DBD::Oracle v1.54 is on its way to CPAN. In this iteration, no new feature, but a large amount of bug fixes.
It has come again. This magic time of the year when, in-between the hangovers of Christmas and the hangovers of the New Year bashes, one takes a longing look back at the ending year, and make mad plans, wistful wishes and grandiose resolutions for the new one. So, for a moment, let me indulge in this tradition and let my gaze wander at the distances that stretch forward and behind, while my mind drift back and forth betwixt what has been and what shall be. But gently. ‘Cause lemme tell you, that was damn good eggnog (so please be kind and don’t click so hard with the mouse, will you?).
What better way to start the year than to bring a fresh new breath to an old favorite? And thus, as you read this a new version of Git::CPAN::Patch should be making its way to CPAN. This new version is a massive refactoring of the module’s guts, which will affect both end-users and developers. For the best. Mostly. Or so I hope.
I’m ashamed to say, I’ve been slacking off in the blogging department. I believe, however, that I can plead attenuating circumstances considering that I’m busy doing terrible things to Dancer 2 and that I just dusted off the elf bonnet and began to churn out proposals for the Perl Advent Calendar.
But still, I felt like I should resurface for a few minutes, if only to give a token sign of life. So here goes.
Timezones can be darn confusing. So I thought, wouldn’t be nice to be able to switch the times back and forth on a webpage, such that you don’t have to juggle the time differences in your head, but rather just see the full thing first from your timezone perspective, then from the other guy’s?
The trick is simple: bundle all the files to be shared into a tarball called shared-files.tar.gz. As there is now only that one file, which name always remains the same, any new install is conveniently clobbering the old version.