Shuck & Awe #10: Hunting for Perl

Posted in: Technical Track
[[email protected] shuck]$ perl -MFile::Find::Rule -MFile::Slurp=slurp \
    -E'say slurp $_ for File::Find::Rule->file->name("news")->in(".")'

In a turn of events so monumental that it can only possibly be a sign that Ragnarok is nigh upon us, an early adopter implementation of Perl 6 has been released. The number of blog entries that it generated is, as one might expect, quite massive. But most important is, the downloads — both for Unix and Windows — are available on Github. Don’t lose any time! Go, download, compile, and get a taste of what the new kid on the block has to offer.

Last week we also had the 2010 installment of YAPC::EU, which took place this year in Pisa. Again, lotsa blog coverage of the occasion, including two blog entries of our own special envoy, John Scoles.

Using gEdit to craft your code? Job van Achterberg shares with the world his PerlTidy plugin for it.

Still not very clear about that new-fangled Role concept? Ovid wrote a very nice language-agnostic introduction to it.

The Perl NOC reminds us that, with the arrival of the new CPAN Testers infrastructure, the old way of submitting test reports via email will go the way of the dodos on September 1st.

Josh McAdams takes an isty-bitsy Perl program, and shows us how a few well-placed optimizations can turn it into a speed demon.

Must be that time of the year. Both Zbigniew Lukasiak and Pete Keen worked on blog engines (a fork of RavLog and Bugsplat, respectively). Funny thing, it seems that whatever blog nesting instinct those guys felt I experienced as well, as I had a stab at my own blog engine earlier last week (more details on that in a not-so-future blog entry).

dagolden shows us how to harness the power of multi-core processors with Parallel::Interator.

jozef brings our attention to an XPath visualizer called Xacobeo, a tool that is sure to come handy for the XML wranglers amongst us.

And, finally, the Schwern announced a new release of Method::Signatures. This new version is 5.12-friendly, faster than ever, and is quite literally assured to bring back the func to your code.

[[email protected] shuck]$ perl -E'sleep 2 * 7 * 24 * 60 * 60 # see y'all in 2 weeks!'
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