Tag: perl

  • A Subtle Bug

    A Subtle Bug

    Earlier this week, I saw this code being recommended on Stack Overflow. The code contains a nasty, but rather subtle bug. The version I saw has been fixed now, but I thought there were some interesting lessons to learn by looking at the problems in some detail. Let’s start by working out what the bug…

  • Fixing a Bug

    Fixing a Bug

    I fixed a bug earlier this week. Ok, actually, I introduced a bug and then spent the next few hours tracking it down and fixing it – but that doesn’t sound quite so positive, does it? I thought it might be interesting to talk you through the bug and the fix. I should point out…

  • Introducing People to Perl

    Introducing People to Perl

    For most of last week I was out of London running three days of Perl training for… well, I probably shouldn’t name them, so let’s just call them a well-known British educational establishment. The photo above is a big clue. The people I was training were IT support staff; the people who keep many of…

  • London Perl Workshop Report

    London Perl Workshop Report

    (Photo above by Chris Jack) Last Saturday was the annual London Perl Workshop. I should write up what happened before I forget it all. I arrived at about 8:30 in the morning and was able to check in quickly – collecting a bit of swag which included a free t-shirt as I was a speaker.…

  • London Perl Workshop Klaxon

    London Perl Workshop Klaxon

    The London Perl Workshop is looking frighteningly imminent. It’s on November 25th – that’s less than three weeks away. All across the capital (and even further afield) if you listen hard you will hear the sounds of speakers frantically trying to get their talks ready. That, at least, is how I have spent my weekend. I’m…