25 November 2016

Tired but Friday;

Just a tiny micro-post today; I have a new job! It's Perl 5 related so expect more Perl 5 posts since I want to stay in that headspace, but I haven't forgotten about Perl 6.

I want to show off a little neat feature of Perl 6 that might not be the most widely used feature you're ever gonna see, but is still going to be useful once in a while.

07 October 2016

Software Spotlight: KDirStat

Very short tiny post today to show I'm not quite dead yet and maybe ease myself back into things. Rather than write some brand new software today, let's look at some software made by other people that's really handy: KDirStat.

29 March 2016

Roll for Initiative, part 2

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More Perl 6 learnings must be had! I'm behind on my posts and I want to quickly catch up to where the module is at, so that I can then make the module even better! But what is a Module, in Perl 6? Perl 5 programmers will find it's a pretty similar process, but let's look over it and also see how classes work. Yes, there's a class keyword in Perl 6 and it's built in, no Moose required!

22 February 2016

Roll for Initiative, part 1

Oh hi! Just a short post for the moment because I am somewhat overwhelmed with things. But it can easily turn into some sort of multi-part thing. We're looking at more Perl 6 fun.

It all started when I was looking through Perl 6 docs, pondering what should be my second thing to learn about and write. I came across the metaoperators, which is a treasure trove of rather fantastic things that you can do in other languages just fine but tend to need tedious, repetitive looping constructs. Perl 6? Baked into the language, of course.