Thursday, August 26, 2010 august meeting prep (exclusive behind-the-scenes look!)

"Uh oh, an email from Aran, one of my presenters for tonight," I thought as I opened it with terpidation.
Tommy said to me yesterday "So, you're presenting tomorrow?" And I was like "I am?" And he was like "Ya." And then I was like "Dude, I gotta make my presentation!" And he was like "Burn!" And I was like "Its cool, should be an easy one to prep for." And he was like "Cool." And I was like "Cool." And then I asked "Are you presenting?" And he was like "I was, but I flaked and now Andrew is forced to present." And I was like "Burn!". And he was like "Ya man." And I was like "Cool." And he was like "Cool."

See ya in a couple hours!
Aran, 2:28pm

"Cool," with Tommy leaving me a late night voicemail on Tuesday to postpone his presentation, I was not looking for another presentation slot to fill. Happy dance! Aran always does lovely, polished talks with cute slides. What was I thinking, not checking my email until 5pm anyways?

What's this, he's replied to his own message? "Ruh roh!" said the alarm bells in my head as I opened it to read his retraction and cancellation from 2:48pm. There goes my plan of finishing (writing) my presentation during Aran's talk. " 'Burn!' ," to use the parlance of our times.

Dear Perlers,

Yes Laziness is a Virtue[1] but so is Hubris. "Get up and present!" I say Impatiently.

Andrew (your[2] host and default presenter)

P.S. Please try and pick more sensible defaults.




Thursday, August 19, 2010 august meeting: Wed Aug 25

Just a quick reminder: next los angeles perl mongers meeting is Wednesday, August 25

The september meeting will be on Sep 22.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

perl iron man posts missing

I've noticed my posts not making it into the iron man blog aggregator. I haven't been able to ascertain why they are being excluded. I've emailed the organizers and attempted to sign-up a second time. No dice.

Any ideas?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

perldoc Completion in zsh

I just saw a link to a bash perldoc completion script: I was confused by his need to write it and then realized that bash hadn't cribbed the awesome completion for perldoc that zsh has. I thought there was pretty good parity after bash improved their system to (nearly) match zsh, apparently I was incorrect.

Checking out the git source for zsh and running git status on _perldoc , I found that perldoc completion has existed since at least 2001, when it was moved from User/_perldoc to Unix/_perldoc. Roxor!

And people wonder why "I <3 Zsh!".

[agrangaard@willamette]% git status _perldoc
                                                           1 ~/src/zsh/Completion/Unix/Command
# On branch master
nothing to commit (working directory clean)
[agrangaard@willamette]% git log _perldoc                                                                                          0 ~/src/zsh/Completion/Unix/Command
commit 3d215fd53ed47cbec57283509b2b3c36165303dd
Author: Peter Stephenson 
Date:   Wed Aug 2 22:20:45 2006 +0000

    22579: find .pod files in include path for perldoc

commit 0ba8ae87eac21281e0b17eb9cbb523d133067a4a
Author: Oliver Kiddle 
Date:   Wed Jun 8 12:45:24 2005 +0000

    21315: make completion functions give precendence to descriptions passed as
    parameters and cleanup descriptons in calling functions

commit c3b929c6340834dacf7888a96ce505325c3a85af
Author: Oliver Kiddle 
Date:   Fri Feb 13 18:42:03 2004 +0000

    19418: update completions to new versions

commit 63b336243fdf5e60058472fa456ed11e75280189
Author: Oliver Kiddle 
Date:   Wed Jan 21 13:53:28 2004 +0000

    19387: add (-.) glob qualifier to globs where only files are directly applicable

commit 88fc3c951f3758acffcecc1e1016d23ca31a3560
Author: Sven Wischnowsky 
Date:   Mon Apr 2 12:00:14 2001 +0000

    moved from Completion/User/_perldoc

Everything in its place.

While trawling the Ironman perl aggregation[1], I found this lovely snippet linking to App::MisEnPlace [2].

It is an example of "using source control to manage a homedir" and serves as an example of an App::Cmd[3] application -- specifically MooseX::App::Cmd[4]. Tommy, this one is for you!

PS. It has a nice set of tests[5] as well!

Finishing my project/file/repository management tool.[2] [5]



Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Iron Man Badges have returned!

Woohoo! Iron man badges have returned.

My badge listing page is listing all the images as the same. I'm in the system as both "First Last" and "FirstLast", I wonder which is up-to-date? I haven't seen my posts in the iron man stream for a while.


Andrew Grangaard:

Sign up now for the Perl Iron Man blogging Challenge!

RJBC presentation on App::Cmd

Writing Modular Commandline Apps with App::Cmd
RJBS looked into writing command line apps and didn't find many options. (Just one?!). What happened to TMTWWTDOI? So he wrote App::Cmd. I've been looking at this for a few weeks and finally got a chance to dig into it today.

I'm happy to see that there is a ::Simple version for writing 'single command' commands, which seems a nice way to get started.

I hope to get my example app written and pushed to cpan soon.