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  • [[Background ~~~~~~~~~~ I've been writing a bunch of modules to talk to specific kinds of hardware chips (sensors, motor controllers, radio interfaces, etc...) that are electrically SPI or I²C ...
    Paul \"LeoNerd\" EvansPaul \"LeoNerd\" Evans
    Oct 21, 2015 at 5:54 pm
    Oct 23, 2015 at 1:20 am
  • Heyas everyone, I'm in the process of organising to have my very first contribution to CPAN uploaded and see that it may be prudent to ask for feedback on the names I currently have, especially as it ...
    Oct 17, 2015 at 12:46 am
    Nov 5, 2015 at 12:18 pm
  • What with META.json being generated (and presumably used) in our CPAN uploads, is it necessary to include META.yml anymore? A brief search didn't really tell me anything. If it makes a difference, ...
    John M GambleJohn M Gamble
    Oct 6, 2015 at 6:21 pm
    Oct 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm
  • One of my modules is Sub::WrapPackages. It has a feature where you can invoke it once and it will both wrap itself around code that's already been loaded, but will also lurk in the background and do ...
    David CantrellDavid Cantrell
    Oct 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm
    Oct 6, 2015 at 4:21 pm
  • Begin forwarded message: Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2015 10:23:44 +0300 From: Shlomi Fish <<span class="m_body_email_addr" title="f91fc0a43611147f2a559db40bda9083" shlomif@shlomifish.org</span To: David ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Sep 26, 2015 at 8:33 am
    Sep 30, 2015 at 11:24 pm
  • Hi Kim! I'd like to comaintain this CPAN distribution of yours - https://metacpan.org/release/gettext , which has been suffering from accumulating test failures and bug reports, and other bitrot , ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Sep 18, 2015 at 9:14 am
    Sep 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm
  • Greetings, I recently got co-maintainer from IAMCAL for Flickr::API. I then contacted Nuno Nunes (CCed) who gave me first-comer for a number of Flickr::API::etc modules. It is my intention to blend ...
    Sep 16, 2015 at 7:54 pm
    Sep 17, 2015 at 5:38 pm
  • Looks like we're ready to deploy version 5 to the production environments, so I suggest that we do it tomorrow (Thursday) morning. Anyone have any objection? Lisa? Krzysztof? -- David Cantrell
    David CantrellDavid Cantrell
    Apr 8, 2015 at 11:21 am
    Apr 9, 2015 at 1:35 pm
  • Random musings from #perl on Freenode: If I write a base module that's intended for expansion/extension (such as Tickit), and then write lots and lots of extensions (see: the entire Tickit::Widget: ...
    Paul \"LeoNerd\" EvansPaul \"LeoNerd\" Evans
    Mar 31, 2015 at 4:29 pm
    Apr 5, 2015 at 4:40 pm
  • Hi Balaji, There are a number of places where you can get feedback on module ideas: http://prepan.org <http://prepan.org/ is a website where you can post an outline of your module, link to a github ...
    Neil BowersNeil Bowers
    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:01 am
    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:01 am
  • Hi all! I would like to request COMAINT on https://metacpan.org/release/Crypt-CFB by https://metacpan.org/author/KJH . There hasn't been a release by KJH since Feb, 2011 (over 4 years ago). My plans ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Mar 23, 2015 at 2:57 pm
    Mar 27, 2015 at 9:18 am
  • This weekend I gave my CPAN library CPAN-Mini-Visit-Simple an overhaul, a large part of which was guaranteeing that CPAN Testers handled the absence of a minicpan gracefully. As a result, for the ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Mar 9, 2015 at 10:44 pm
    Mar 13, 2015 at 12:10 am
  • When I am working on an update to a CPAN distribution, I say "make clean", then create the Makefile in the customary way -- but I get a warning about files missing from my "kit". ##### $ perl ...
    James E KeenanJames E Keenan
    Feb 14, 2015 at 12:17 am
    Feb 14, 2015 at 12:33 am
  • I want to make a few modules that each do a specific type of statistical detection of outliers in a data set. They may or may not use PDL. Similar to what you see here ...
    Adam XAdam X
    Feb 6, 2015 at 9:51 pm
    Feb 9, 2015 at 11:39 am
  • Hi, I'm creating a module to run the Gurbbs Test on a set of numbers using this forumula: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grubbs%27_test_for_outliers Would Math::GrubbsTest be a good module name? Doing ...
    Feb 6, 2015 at 6:42 pm
    Feb 8, 2015 at 10:24 pm
  • I've being using Parse::MAL as package name for some time and I wanted to check it before publishing it on CPAN. I look forward your comments. Thanks, JP
    Jean Pierre DucassouJean Pierre Ducassou
    Jan 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm
    Jan 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm
  • ActivePerl in 5.16 and before had code to build XS modules with dmake/mingw/gcc, while the perl core was compiled with Visual C. Going the other way, Visual C extensions with a GCC core has never ...
    Jan 9, 2015 at 5:17 am
    Jan 16, 2015 at 2:57 am
  • In the run up to a PDL-2.008 release, PDL::Slatec is now being indexed by the CPAN indexer and since I am not listed as co-maintainer the releases are now shown as UNAUTHORIZED. I would appreciate if ...
    Chris MarshallChris Marshall
    Jan 7, 2015 at 11:18 am
    Jan 7, 2015 at 9:37 pm
  • Hi, I have been working in the analytics and reporting domain lately and was checking out the perl modules available in this area. The Datawarehouse::* modules by Nelson Ferraz seem to be a good ...
    Ashish MukherjeeAshish Mukherjee
    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:09 am
    Jan 2, 2015 at 9:09 am
  • All- I'm working on some new module development and I would like to make the progress available via CPAN and for testing, I don't want to start claiming package namespaces until things settle down. I ...
    Chris MarshallChris Marshall
    Dec 12, 2014 at 4:34 pm
    Dec 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm
  • I am not sure how to name this module. I consider its existence a joke. Like Acme::Bleach. PE=Portable Executable, the Win32 exe/dll file format. Should it be in App::? Acme::? or is Win32:: fine? is ...
    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:09 am
    Nov 26, 2014 at 4:09 am
  • [[ background ]] I've been doing a lot of hardware IO work lately, which involves lots of talking to hardware devices, where there are byte-wide registers that store little bitfields, sometimes of ...
    Paul \"LeoNerd\" EvansPaul \"LeoNerd\" Evans
    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:56 am
    Sep 24, 2014 at 10:16 pm
  • I've written a module which subclasses Text::Template and provides local encapsulation of template variable environments (https://bitbucket.org/djerius/text-template-localize). I like the name ...
    Diab JeriusDiab Jerius
    Sep 18, 2014 at 2:56 pm
    Sep 19, 2014 at 4:33 pm
  • I just saw this: https://metacpan.org/release/Catalyst-Runtime It has a big red link to a web-based IRC client getting on to #catalyst Gabor
    Gabor SzaboGabor Szabo
    Sep 16, 2014 at 10:30 pm
    Sep 16, 2014 at 11:11 pm
  • I just upgrade my Perl to 5.20.1 and tried to load my favourite modules. Why is it that modules that worked in previous versions won't work in the new one? Moose has unresolved dependencies ...
    Shawn H CoreyShawn H Corey
    Sep 16, 2014 at 9:44 pm
    Sep 17, 2014 at 4:47 am
  • Is there a way to indicate from the test suite of a distribution that a CPAN tester machine lacks some software to test and use the distribution and that therefore no failure report should be sent? I ...
    Torsten SchönfeldTorsten Schönfeld
    Sep 11, 2014 at 1:53 pm
    Oct 1, 2014 at 7:42 am
  • Hello! I'm looking for some module-naming advice. I'm creating a set of modules that provide an easy, object-oriented way to create and manage Apple Configuration Profiles, and I would like to know ...
    Alfred Karl KornelAlfred Karl Kornel
    Sep 7, 2014 at 7:43 am
    Sep 14, 2014 at 8:01 pm
  • Hi, I wanted to get general comment/concensus about a top level name that I am proposing. I'm starting to organize a set of modules for managing jobs on a computer cluster. I intend it to work much ...
    John MacdonaldJohn Macdonald
    Sep 4, 2014 at 2:23 pm
    Oct 2, 2014 at 7:10 pm
  • Hello, I am a getting a lot of failure reports from CPAN testers on issues with UNIVERSAL. These testers are using: perl 5.21.3 Example: - ...
    Jonas Brømsø NielsenJonas Brømsø Nielsen
    Aug 27, 2014 at 7:16 am
    Aug 31, 2014 at 8:56 pm
  • Hello, What's the process if a module author does not respond to bug reports or change/enhancement requests? Regards, Ashish -- M: +91-8800199037
    Ashish MukherjeeAshish Mukherjee
    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:49 pm
    Aug 23, 2014 at 4:52 pm
  • All, I would like some advice on the naming of an Excel 2007 reader package. The goal is to mirror the Spreadsheet::ParseExcel API as closely as possible using XML::LibXML as the XML reader. A review ...
    Jed LundJed Lund
    Aug 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm
    Aug 16, 2014 at 4:21 pm
  • I have a module that I've used for a while now. It only mocks Net::Ping's ping method; however, it might be useful to extend it to support more of the methods in the future. Currently it is named ...
    Matthew MusgroveMatthew Musgrove
    Aug 5, 2014 at 10:28 pm
    Aug 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm
  • Hello All, We are trying to get in touch with Bernard Nauwelaerts (BPGN), but his e-mail address bounces, does anybody know how and if it is possible to get a hold of him, we want to contribute to ...
    Jonas Brømsø NielsenJonas Brømsø Nielsen
    Jul 31, 2014 at 2:50 pm
    Oct 23, 2015 at 1:34 pm
  • I'm in the process of writing a Perl module that provides a practical implementation of the statistics language described at http://ashishagarwal.org/2011/10/04/pdf-type-theory/ which would compile ...
    Paul BennettPaul Bennett
    Jul 23, 2014 at 4:55 am
    Jul 26, 2014 at 3:05 pm
  • Guys, So, I know how to turn "36" into "thirty-six" (Lingua::EN::Numbers) and "22" into "twenty-second" (ditto), and "3/4" into "three quarters" (Lingua::EN::Fractions) and even "1994" into "nineteen ...
    Buddy BurdenBuddy Burden
    Jul 10, 2014 at 4:14 am
    Jul 11, 2014 at 9:47 pm
  • Devel::Size module seems to be broken in 5.20.0. No response from developers. No work for a year or so. What's the process to address a broken module that the developers won't fix? Kafka.pm ...
    Mark HedgesMark Hedges
    Jun 16, 2014 at 11:57 pm
    Feb 16, 2015 at 6:20 pm
  • Hi guys, I'm drawing a blank on this one. I'm trying to upload version 0.46 of Geo::Coder::Many to CPAN via PAUSE and I got the following error: ---------------------------------------------- User ...
    Alex BalhatchetAlex Balhatchet
    Jun 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm
    Jun 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm
  • We're open-sourcing our module that generates the basedomain of a hostname, i.e. ic.ac.uk or blekko.com. We need a name. These existing modules do the same thing, only slower, less completely, and ...
    Greg LindahlGreg Lindahl
    May 13, 2014 at 12:09 am
    May 14, 2014 at 4:37 pm
  • Hi, a while ago I started to create a dashboard on MetaCPAN. If you are a CPAN author logged in to MetaCPAN you can visit this page https://metacpan.org/lab/dashboard to see two lists: The list of ...
    Gabor SzaboGabor Szabo
    May 12, 2014 at 4:06 pm
    Sep 16, 2014 at 6:54 am
  • Based on the results below, which show failures only on all linux-ld perls, and only failures on any linux-ld perl, what would you all recommend as my next debugging step(s)? ...
    Paul BennettPaul Bennett
    Apr 26, 2014 at 9:28 pm
    Apr 26, 2014 at 10:28 pm
  • In case you are not reading blogs.perl.org, brian d foy just sent out the regular spring cleaning call: http://blogs.perl.org/users/brian_d_foy/2014/04/lets-delete-10000-files-from-cpan.html Gabor
    Gabor SzaboGabor Szabo
    Apr 24, 2014 at 3:42 am
    Apr 25, 2014 at 11:38 pm
  • I'm working on a module to create 'semantic' diffs - changes by phrase/sentence, not just line-by-line. (Better for natural language documents, instead of code.) Current repository is here ...
    Daniel StaalDaniel Staal
    Apr 4, 2014 at 4:24 pm
    Apr 4, 2014 at 4:24 pm
  • Hi, I use File::ShareDir to locate the shared files installed with the module. How can ensure that it will access the local share directory in the development environment during ...
    Gabor SzaboGabor Szabo
    Apr 1, 2014 at 1:03 pm
    Apr 9, 2014 at 1:07 am
  • My CPAN application SudokuTrainer has POD sections in files sudokutrainer.pl and enter_presets.pl. In addition there are 3 POD files in dir Games/Sudoku/Trainer/pod/. My module files reside in dir ...
    K. WittrockK. Wittrock
    Feb 4, 2014 at 5:40 pm
    Feb 5, 2014 at 10:56 pm
  • My PAUSE ID is WITTROCK. My uploaded application SudokuTrainer is currently in TRIAL state, but I want to upload it soon as a normal distribution. SudokuTrainer consists of 2 scripts (*.pl) and a ...
    K. WittrockK. Wittrock
    Jan 27, 2014 at 12:57 pm
    Jan 28, 2014 at 6:31 pm
  • Hi Steve, You are the maintainer and originator of the Class::Generate CPAN distribution ( https://metacpan.org/release/Class-Generate ) and currently it accumulated 3 bugs in the rt.cpan.org bug ...
    Shlomi FishShlomi Fish
    Jan 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm
    Jan 26, 2014 at 2:08 pm
  • I would like to factor out the explicit detection and configuration of the PDL build process on external libraries (such as PROJ4, HDF5, FFTW3,...) into corresponding Alien::PROJ4 or similar ...
    Chris MarshallChris Marshall
    Jan 19, 2014 at 9:26 pm
    Feb 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm
  • So, another Alien question. I have two C libraries. One depends on the other. (Actually, it's more of a one-of-many dependencies, but this way it easiest). How is best to arrange for this to happen ...
    Paul \"LeoNerd\" EvansPaul \"LeoNerd\" Evans
    Jan 6, 2014 at 6:51 pm
    Jan 9, 2014 at 11:20 pm
  • Dear forum, I've created a set of modules for which I want to find a proper name. At the moment I've named the top level AppState for Application State. I will explain what it does and what the sub ...
    Dec 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm
    Dec 28, 2013 at 1:48 am
  • So, here is the scenario. I have a largeish perl module with some XS code in which needs to compile against a C library that may well not be installed on the user's machine. I know I happen to have ...
    Paul "LeoNerd" EvansPaul "LeoNerd" Evans
    Dec 19, 2013 at 10:20 pm
    Dec 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm
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