Posts where I used the Perl programming language and thought that was interesting.

uploaded to cpan oops hang on how about now

If anything about MojoX::Date::Local seems a bit off, that’s because it’s my first CPAN package. It’s just Mojo::Date with a tiny bit of date formatting and time zone stuff I needed in a couple projects. Not time zone math.


God no.

Just showing local time.

Hard Moving on From Perl When It Keeps Being More Good Enough Than the Other Good Enough Solutions

How many recent authors on CPAN?

Sorry, I couldn’t fit this in a tweet.

Yanick’s concerned about CPAN.

So I grabbed the authors of the last 5,000 releases and counted authors, using Mojolicious and the MetaCPAN API.

$ export MCP_LATEST=''
$ http $MCP_LATEST > _search.json
$ perl -Mojo -E 'say c(j(f("_search.json")->slurp)->{hits}{hits}->@*)->map( sub { $_->{fields}->{author} } )->uniq->size . " authors made the last 5000 releases"'
974 authors made the last 5000 releases

Downloaded the file with httPie because I felt bad hammering MetaCPAN with -Mojo g() while sorting out the rest of the :v:one-liner:v:.

I have no idea if these results are good or bad, but I half-expected less than 100 authors.

Getting useful information like spread of release dates is left as an exercise for the reader.

Go back to bed

Go back to bed

DWIM is consistent

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I still love when people say nice things about Perl

John Siracusa, on the Diving for Perl episode of the Command Line Heroes podcast:

My hope for Perl 5 is that people don’t dismiss it, because despite all the other more popular languages, there are still problems today to which Perl 5 is the best solution. Very often those are sort of glue type problems. If you find yourself ever writing a shell script, and you’re like, “Well, I’m not going to use my ‘real programming language’ for this.” Whether it’s Python, or Ruby, or whatever. But a shell script can let me connect together a bunch of stuff. Perl is a better tool for that job. It is easier to write a correct Perl script than it is to write a correct shell script.

Having written a few glue tasks with GNU Coreutils and some shell scripts, I agree with that point. Even just glueing together Coreutils can be easier with Perl.

And Perl 6:

That’s the great thing about open source, and programming languages. No one’s going to make you stop. You can just keep working on Perl 6 the same way you have been.

I won’t say whether I installed a fresh build of Rakudo and played around with Perl 6 after listening to the podcast, but — I installed a fresh build of Rakudo and played around with Perl 6 after listening to this episode.

Making A Mojo Link Checker

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Converting OGG To MP3

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Hello Dancer2

Some simple first steps with the Perl 5 Dancer2 web framework

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Yearly Post Archives In Hugo

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