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This Week on p5p 2000/05/07

Notes Moderation is Imminent Simon’s Guide to p5p Big Discussion of perldoc and Indexing X<> splitpod Aliases perldoc Wishlist Tom’s Plan Editorial Opinion Section Mark Fisher’s man Replacement Pod::Parser Output Model roffitall Patches to perlre mktables.PL Needs Work Jarkko…

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This Week on p5p 2000/04/30

Notes Line Disciplines Continue Ben Tilly Fixes map Gack! Big Bug in 5.6 More pack Options IPC::BashEm perldiag Re-alphabetized Poor Diagnosis of sort Errors glob() function not documented Overloading Assignment POSIX Character Classes First Cite for ‘Perl’? Various Notes…

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This Week on p5p 2000/04/23

Notes Meta-Information Brief Update p5p to become Refereed? perlretut and perlrequick Threading Hilarity Line Disciplines Older Discussion of Disciplines Big Line Numbers Pseudohash Field Names, Hash Performance, and map Performance C with Embedded Perl `Unreachable’ code. sprintf Precision SDF…

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This Week on p5p 2000/03/05

Notes Meta-Information Brief Update Module Warnings POD Changes Race conditions in statndard Perl utilities open Calls not checked in perldoc Big Flame Wars Chip and Jarkko Quit Templates in pack and unpack use strict in the core modules Various…

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This Week on p5p 1999/12/26

Notes Meta-Information Module Interface and Version Meta-Information SVs by Default Another return of PREPARE More Flushing Problems Array::Virtual #line directives DProf Various Notes Last year I fell behind on reports because I took three business trips in two weeks….

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This Week on p5p 1999/12/19

Notes Meta-Information More 5.005_63 Results $^H and %^H Perl RPMs Development Continues on Ilya’s Patches Change to xsubpp Closed Filhandle in Signal Handler pad_findlex Needs to be Recursive Conversion Specifier Bug The Trivial Test eof() at the Beginning of…

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This Week on p5p 1999/12/12

Notes Meta-Information 5.005_63 Released Development Continues on Ilya’s Patches Regex Optimizations PREPARE XSLoader Change to xsubpp Path Location New Improved File::Find DB_File Locking Technique use Parameters in XS Module Initializations next in XS-invoked Perl subroutines -Dp improvement Log::Agent Getopt::Long…

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This Week on p5p 1999/12/05

Notes Meta-Information m//g in List Context eof() at the Beginning of the Input Shadow Passwords Continue Perl, EBCDIC, and Unicode lock Keyword Safe::Hole Change to xsubpp Euphoria Talarian SmartSockets perlxstut and perlxs Additions Reset umasks Mailling List Archives Unavailable…

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Sins of Perl Revisited

Sins of Perl Revisited -> Sins of Perl Revisited Implicit Behaviors and Hidden Context Dependencies To Paren || ! To Paren? Global Variables References vs. Non-references No Prototypes No Compiler Support for I/O or Regex Objects Haphazard Exception Model New…

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This Week on p5p 1999/11/28

Notes New Meta-Information Thread Model Discussion Discussion of Line Disciplines Continues Shadow Passwords Bugs in NT Perl Sockets? Run Out of File Descriptors Lexical Variable Leak Control-Backslash Bitwise Operators Taint Bug? next Outside a Block Quiet List Various Notes…

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This Week on p5p 1999/11/21

This week on perl5-porters (15-21 November 1999) Notes XSLoader.pm Threads Shared Interpreter threads (the current model) Cloned interpreter threads (upcoming in 5.005_63) chomp() Threading and Regexes Safe::Hole PREPARE Marshalling Modules Local Address in LWP local()izing select() and chdir() Wandering Environment…

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This Week on p5p 1999/11/14

Notes Lexical variables and eval More About Line Disciplines link on WinNT Regex Optimization Threads on Solaris Regex Engine Reentrancy Big Files Continue Regexp Objects again Unicode Support on EBCDIC Machines Marshalling Modules Got Perl? localtime() has Another Bug!…

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This Week on p5p 1999/11/07

Notes glob case-sensitivity D’oh::Year and Y2K warnings Threading and Regexes Change to xsubpp utf8 Needs a New Pumpking STOP blocks map and grep in void context Data::Dumper and Regexp objects sort improvements IPv6 and Socket.pm New quotation characters system…

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This Week on p5p 1999/10/31

Notes glob case-sensitivity Perl under UNICOS New perlthread man page Threading and explicit unlocking Threading and Regexes pack t Template Happy Birthday CPAN! Local Address in LWP Return of ref prototype $^O sort improvements Shell.pm enhancements. Time Zone Output…

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A Short Guide to DBI

Short guide to DBI (The Perl Database Interface Module) General information about relational databases Relational databases started to get to be a big deal in the 1970’s, andthey’re still a big deal today, which is a little peculiar, because they’re…

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