[Phoenix-pm] Live from YAPC!
scott at illogics.org
Wed Jun 28 01:26:08 PDT 2006
This is so juicy it had to be it's own email.
Check out the v6 module on CPAN. Perl 5 programs can use p6-pugs;, which is the
same thing as saying use p6 '-pugs';. p6 runs the rest of the program through
Pugs and then tells Pugs to dump the code to Perl 5 using its P5 backend, and
then P5 runs it. Craziness. And the resulting code has no unusual dependencies --
just a few P5 modules.
On 0, Scott Walters <scott at illogics.org> wrote:
> Hi Phoenix.PM,
> Wow. Okay, I knew Randal threw a big party every year. I didn't know everyone was invited.
> I'm just back from that, about 1:30 am local time. I blogged whining about not meeting
> people and the talks being boring. Well, I met a bunch of people and saw some cool
> talks. Everyone loosens up in the evening but the concentration of 400 programmers in
> one place is intense during the day. They did an auction and I got a limited edition
> Larry Wall action figure. Got to ride the train back with Larry Wall. At one point,
> we were switching trains and were standing on the platform. He pulled out a small
> compass of the sphere variety, looked at it, and commented to those in earshot that every
> memory of his is tagged with a direction he was facing, right or wrong. Met a bunch
> of other interesting people and a bunch of other people of fame, but I'm going to not
> list them because that's silly. Everyone is extremely easy going. Have a small clip
> of video I'll try to rip (camcorder, not $10 camera) of Larry Wall being auctioned off
> (for lunch). Talks are starting to appear on line. Here are some links to slides
> and such:
> http://www.pmichaud.com/2006/pres/yapc-parsers/slide.html (to become valid some point tomorrow)
> More are at http://yapcchicago.org/wiki/index.cgi?YAPCSlides but those were my
> favorites (in no particular order).
> The campus is beautiful. I've had apartments smaller -- and not as nice -- as the SSV
> double dorms. I could write an essay on just that: the wrap-around floor to ceiling
> windows, the furniture, large bathroom with shower and toilet a room off of the
> bathroom, curved aircraft like "hull", patios on the top floor for parties that don't
> disturb your neighbors, etc, etc. IIT is largely an architecture school and they
> walk the walk. Some people complain about the bare cement and metal, but I think
> it fits nicely with the idea of "postmodernism" with the exposed ducts and all that
> that Larry described as a Perlish philosphy in one of his early State of the Onion
> addresses. And while it lacks some superficial comforts such as carpet (ick), it
> has others, such as breaks in the building with mini gardens so that the rooms on the
> end have a view too, and the top floor patios and commons areas. The architect
> also eliminated the long-dark-hall syndome. The main halls house the commons areas,
> main desk on the first floor, elevator landings, etc, and are glass on both sides.
> The halves of the building connected by this hall have an internal, non-day-lit
> hall, but the tunnel effect is offset by the main hall being daylit and open.
> More than anything else, YAPC seems to be one huge retreat for hard core and
> aspring Perl goons, with technical meetings all day long and social meeting
> into the night. Calling it a con underemphasizes the closeness of the community.
> On 0, Scott Walters <scott at illogics.org> wrote:
> > http://slowass.net/~scott/larry_talks_people_listen.jpg
> > Other animated gif is still uploading. Sorry.
> > -scott
> > On 0, Scott Walters <scott at illogics.org> wrote:
> > > http://slowass.net/~scott/larry_at_yapc.gif
> > >
> > > If people are interested I'll try to get some better pics. $10 camera. Sorry.
> > > There are a hell of a lot of laptops in the audiance.
> > >
> > > -scott
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