Perl Weekly Challenge

Counting Weekends and Wrapping Text

I said that I probably wouldn’t have time to get involved with the Perl Weekly Challenge every week and that has, unfortunately, proven to be the case. But I had a few free minutes earlier in the we

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Buggy Code

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 interestin

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 9 January, 2019
  • 11 Comments
CGI.pm in the Bin

Please Don’t Use CGI.pm

Earlier this week, the Perl magazine site, perl.com, published an article about writing web applications using CGI.pm. That seemed like a bizarre choice to me, but I’ve decided to use it as an excus

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 18 November, 2018
  • 5 Comments

Line of Succession

I’m a republican. No… wait… come back! That’s not what I mean. I’m a long way from being a supporter of the Republican Party. I mean “republican” in its older meaning of “someone who t

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  • Posted by Dave Cross
  • 21 January, 2018
  • 0 Comments