$ date Sat May 29 18:16:56 BST 2010 $ perl -MPOSIX -le 'print "Week ", > POSIX::strftime("%V", gmtime(time))' Week 21
My Perl Posts
I have covered a number of topics in the four weeks since my last summary.
- From the hopefully useful perl snippets in read stream of input and object based programming
- through the failed experiment with ARC v2 and Trying Arc… along with the related Authen::SASL::Perl works on Windows
- to the moderately ranty When is something better than nothing? (conclusion, never… when it comes to CPAN at least).
Hopefully there was something for everybody🙂
No Perl5 on the JVM
An interesting one for me: I’ve often wondered why there was only a single implementation of perl5. Reddit linked to a post from August 2009 that more or less answered that question – porting the parser is too much effort for most.
Because of the misleading reddit headline, chromatic followed up and linked to an earlier post he made discussing methods for parsing non-pathological perl examples. He pointed out that string eval and source filters further complicate things.
Is Perl really available on Android?
And, I’m not the only person looking for a perl alternative to Capistrano