[Pdx-pm] CPAN and Core Q&A - meeting tonight

Seven till Seven enobacon at gmail.com
Wed Jul 8 11:08:39 PDT 2009

  Wed July 8th, 6:53pm at FreeGeek -- 1731 SE 10th Ave.

speaker: anyone and everyone 

Possible topics:

  * configuring your CPAN/CPANPLUS client
  * what makes a module
  * what happens when you install a module (where does stuff go?)
  * what happens when you load a module
  * how to make a distribution
  * how distributions get on the CPAN (PAUSE)
  * how distributions get found by the CPAN client
  * what a distribution contains, metadata
  * understanding core/vendor/site @INC directories

HDP will talk a bit about CPAN infrastructure. Jonathan and other 
attendees from last week's code sprint will share some of what they 
learned about hacking the perl 5 core. 

Bring your own questions (and maybe some answers.)  Anyone who shows up 
gets to ask questions and everyone else has to try to answer them.

Tom has volunteered to bring a projector.

Plus: Rakudo shootout|euler challenge – benchmarking Perl 6.  If anyone 
solves a problem from the http://projecteuler.net/ or 
http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/ using perl 6, we'll review that at 
the beginning of the meeting.  If you choose an euler problem, a perl 5 
implementation would be useful for benchmarking, but the goal is to 
write in perl 6 and run it on the latest rakudo.

As always, the meeting will be followed by social hour at the LuckyLab.


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