From a recent article titled “Python is eating the world“: Python may never have existed at all had the popular programming languages in the late ’80s been better, with one of van Rossum’s motivations for creating Python being the incompatibility of the Perl scripting language with the Amoeba distributed computing system he was working on […]
My response to the Perl 5/6 FAR (Frequently Aired Rant) – latest example here – reposted from a comment. Every once in a while, like when meeting a non-Perl programmer in person, or hearing another “Perl is Dead!” screed in the echo chamber (they are as rare outside the echo chamber as “Sun is hot!” […]
Things I learned at YAPC::EU (a far from complete list, others may have a better one): The tower is still leaning (I was sure they’d have fixed it by now). DBD::Oracle might have improved since we installed it. Beer is a wonderful social lubricant. … and so is superb Chocolate (as Tim Bunce and Alison […]
Am now in YAPC::Europe, arrived in the hotel at noon, walked to the con hotel (without map, based on memory of the route from google maps – street-view FTW, dumb luck and a helpful local), enjoying WiFi and listening to the audible part of a Perl6 mind-meld. When looking for a hotel here, I got […]
So apparently I decided I’m going to Pisa next week: YAPC::EU 2010.