Send-a-Newbie

The Send-a-Newbie project is the Perl community at its best. People with a bit of spare money have donated to a fund to send people to YAPC::Europe. Edmund von der Burg and a team of trusted helpers have counted the money and closely examined the applications that they received. Edmund writes: First, a quick recap: […]

Net::Twitter and Iranian Elections

Over the last few days I’ve seen a large number of tweets saying that the Perl module Net::Twitter is being used to post pro-government propaganda from Iran. If it’s true, this is almost certainly a reaction to the large number of people who are using Twitter to get around the Iranian government’s censorship. It’s disappointing, […]

New CPAN Releases

I haven’t been particularly prolific in releasing new versions of my CPAN modules recently. But over the last couple of days I finally got my act together and release new versions of three modules. Array::Compare Number::Fraction Perlanet In all three cases, I’ve fixed pretty obscure bugs, added minor functionality or fixed the documenation. There’s nothing […]

What is Wrong With this Picture?

I’ve just found a number of subroutines defined this way in the code that I’m working on.

I discovered the problem because I started getting errors about “too many parameters”. I knew what the problem was (the empty prototype) but it took a couple of minutes of head-scratching before I realised why it had […]