Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #perl6book, 2016-11-20

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02:49 Topic for #perl6book is now master plan: https://gist.github.com/moritz/2930131695511e6b5ec63d90e4ce9e7b logs: https://irclog.perlgeek.de/perl6book/today mailing list signup: https://perl6book.com/
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10:46 moritz oh hai
10:46 moritz today I published my second book blog post: https://perlgeek.de/blog-en/perl-6/2016-book-what-is-perl6.html
10:47 moritz and I just pushed a draft for another blog post, reviews / corrections very welcome
10:47 moritz [ptc]: feel pinged ^^ :-)
10:48 moritz the mailing list has grown to 22 subscribers
12:05 * [ptc] feels pinged :-)
12:11 [ptc] moritz: urm, just tried to pull and got no changes...
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15:41 * moritz pushez again
15:41 moritz [ptc]: reping :-)
15:42 moritz turns out I had configured a git remote with two push URLs, but had the same URL twice :/
19:04 [ptc] moritz: no worries :-)
19:04 [ptc] it pulled ok, and am editing now
19:04 [ptc] btw: it's called "multiple dispatch", not "multi dispatch", right?
19:05 [ptc] also, I'm not a fan of single-letter variable names; they are hard to search for and tend to make the code a bit harder to read
19:05 [ptc] how does changing $o to $opt sound?  Or perhaps something like $date, since that's what's being represented
19:10 * [ptc] would so like to integrate tests and git into the workflow being introduced
19:11 [ptc] it would get the reader to think that writing tests and using version control is a natural part of writing code and not separate topics
19:21 [ptc] hrm, I tried changing $o to $datetime and now it looks waaaay to verbose.  Not sure what a good solution is here
19:23 [ptc] Beyond that, awesome post!  I learned stuff this evening, which was awesome.  Specifically the where/try, when/default and that sigil-less vars are read-only.  Handy to know!
19:34 moritz [ptc]: thanks for the review
19:35 moritz [ptc]: I didn't care too much about the $o since I knew I'd replace it anyway
19:36 moritz [ptc]: and I do plan to introduce testing as the next chapter :-)
19:37 [ptc] moritz: re: $o: that's what I was thinking, but then you made the point about being clear later on.  However, I think noone will mind, other than the picky people like myself :-)
19:37 [ptc] moritz: testing++  \o/
19:38 moritz ... and I would have started already if I weren't stuck debugging RSS feed issues :(
19:39 [ptc] moritz: part of the time it felt like one knew what one was expecting and hence an automated test would be sort of a natural thing to use to check that the code was working
19:39 [ptc] moritz: especially when the code gets refactored at the end
19:40 [ptc] do many people use the RSS feed?
19:41 moritz [ptc]: people use pl6anet.org, which uses the RSS feed, and which is unhappy about it :(
19:43 [ptc] oh, bummer
19:50 moritz and my attempts to create a dev enivornment for a my homepage on localhost have failed so far :(
19:50 moritz which doesn't make debugging easier
20:35 moritz modern Apaches are scary beasts to configure

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