Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #perl6book, 2010-06-10

| Channels | #perl6book index | Today | | Search | Google Search | Plain-Text | summary

All times shown according to UTC.

Time Nick Message
11:27 masak joined #perl6book
18:11 dalek joined #perl6book
18:20 Wolfman2000 joined #perl6book
18:31 dalek joined #perl6book
19:22 dalek joined #perl6book
19:22 PerlJam joined #perl6book
19:36 dalek joined #perl6book
19:41 PerlJam joined #perl6book
20:10 sahadev joined #perl6book
20:15 sahadev Hello. Here's my take on the sidebar issue (http://use.perl.org/~masak/journal/40385). The patch is at http://gist.github.com/433567
20:16 sahadev Two things: 1. instead of patching Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX, I monkey-patched the script bin/book-to-latex.
20:17 sahadev 2. the =sidebar section in the multi-dispatch.pod file had to be moved up. I am not sure if this is really satisfactory.
20:17 moritz_ sahadev++
20:17 PerlJam sahadev: what does it look like rendered?
20:18 sahadev let me see if i can upload the .pdf file somewhere.
20:18 sahadev oh, one more thing. it uses a new TeX package called 'wrapfig'.
20:18 PerlJam Hmm. that sidebar looks more like a footnote than a sidebar
20:19 moritz_ sahadev: we've already received a submission on p6c (masak++ should really update his blog post), and I've incorporated it just two hours ago...
20:19 moritz_ sahadev: I'll take a look at your patch too, and see what I like better
20:20 PerlJam sahadev++ for sure though.  The more, the merrier in this case :)
20:20 moritz_ PerlJam: "real" sidebars are probably too narrow
20:20 sahadev http://kailasa.net/tmp/book.pdf
20:21 sahadev moritz_: of course. whatever is better.
20:21 sahadev PerlJam: i also think that it would look better as a footnote.
20:22 PerlJam I meant in terms of content.  A footnote is generally just one or two sentences that would be parenthetical to the main point.  A sidebar is generally a longer bit of text that has a point of its own.
20:23 PerlJam sahadev: I like your sidebar, but the rest of the formatting of your PDF seems off in places  :)
20:23 sahadev PerlJam: can you point out those places?
20:24 sahadev it could be due to my working copy is out of date.
20:24 PerlJam sahadev: page 32
20:24 moritz_ some of the formatting is messed up with the released version of Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX
20:24 moritz_ there's a dev version on my github repo that fixes all the issues I know of
20:25 PerlJam prod chromatic for a release?
20:25 moritz_ PerlJam: sent a pull request today
20:25 PerlJam ah.
20:25 moritz_ PerlJam: should probably emphasize a bit more :-)
20:26 PerlJam anyway ... sahadev++
20:27 PerlJam and moritz_++ for the challenges :)
20:27 moritz_ indeed
20:27 moritz_ and masak++ for doing this last one
20:27 PerlJam everybody++
20:27 sahadev PerlJam: yeah :( my patch relies on the =sidebar section be placed (moved up a little) appropriately, so the rendered version shows it in the right place.
20:27 PerlJam (for spreading the love :)
20:28 moritz_ sahadev: and you're now in the pool of people that might win a nice Perl 6 t-shirt
20:28 sahadev that'd be great :)
20:29 moritz_ currently I have funds for 2 t-shirts + 100$ from perl foundation
20:29 moritz_ don't know how many shirts + shipment I get for that
20:30 moritz_ so, maybe 6 to 10 t-shirts... with about 15 people contributing so far
20:30 moritz_ chances aren't too bad
20:32 sahadev moritz_: i like the shadow effect on sidebars in your version.
21:25 sahadev moritz_: i tweaked my version a little bit. here's the patch: http://gist.github.com/433654 and the pdf: http://kailasa.net/tmp/book.pdf
21:25 sahadev used slightly smaller font for sidebar text.
21:26 sahadev moved a couple of the =sidebar sections a bit, so they appear properly in the output.
21:26 sahadev also, used relative widths instead of hardcoded widths.
21:30 PerlJam nice.
21:30 PerlJam The more I look at it though, the more I think it should be a footnote.
21:31 PerlJam I mean, what is the "this" that the sidebar referes to?  There's no link between the sidebar and the text.
22:03 sahadev left #perl6book

| Channels | #perl6book index | Today | | Search | Google Search | Plain-Text | summary