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How to solve the Mac OS/X “stub file and library file out of sync” problem

UPDATE: Multiple people have reported in the comments that the recent update to MacOS 10.13.6 has produced the same issue for them, and that the procedure below has not addressed it this time. However, this OS update didn’t leave my … Continue reading

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My Recent Posts at The Perl Shop Blog

I also blog over at The Perl Shop Blog. Most of what I write about Perl anymore is over there. My recent pieces include:

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Subclassing vs Embedding in GoLang

This is a topic that I’ve seen pop up in discussions and articles about Go. The Go programming language does not support inheritance, but instead it supports composition via “embedding.” It can be a little hard to grasp the difference. … Continue reading

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How to Cheep in Many Programming Languages (not a tutorial, but a spiritual journey)

I have a small problem. The first part of the problem is that I’ve been a Perl developer for the past decade— That came out wrong. Let me start again. I have a small problem. The first part of the … Continue reading

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The Most Powerful Programming Paradigm in the World?

I’m not a hackathon kinda guy. I don’t get off on solving hard or novel problems. I don’t believe in contests. I’m not particularly energized by the idea that a whole bunch of us are trying to solve the same … Continue reading

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Mopping up with Perl

I ported my DFW.pm Hackathon entry to the latest Perl dev release (5.19.9), the one with built-in sub signatures. I had originally designed it using the latest p5-mop and Алексей Капранов’s (Alexei Kapranov’s) signatures package. (I thought this was more … Continue reading

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Benchmarking Perl 6: How Ready for Prime Time Is It?

Here are the slides from the talk I gave at this month’s Boston Perl Mongers meeting, this past Tuesday: Benchmarking Perl 6: How Ready for Prime Time Is It? The talk examines: Perl 6’s suitability for “production.” (Your definition may … Continue reading

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More Simple Stats with Perl 6

Last time, a time long, long ago, in a universe far, far away, I left you with the following Perl 6 code (or something like it). This code reads in a series of book heights and displays the number of … Continue reading

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Reason #2 Why We Write Unit Tests

Seen on DamnLOL… Ninety-nine little bugs in the code, Ninety-nine little bugs! You take one down, patch it around, A hundred and seventeen bugs in the code! (See also Twelve Benefits of Writing Unit Tests First.)

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Some Simple Stats with Perl 6

When my daughter told me she was taking statistics, I wondered how she could do that without knowing any calculus. Then on second thought, I guess there is a certain amount you can do with statistics, even without knowing any … Continue reading

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