[Phoenix-pm] Live from YAPC!

Scott Walters 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://pugs.blogs.com/talks/yapcna-deploy-perl6.swf
> http://www.pmichaud.com/2006/pres/yapc-perl6/slide.html
> http://perlcabal.org/~gaal/peek/index.html
> http://www.pmichaud.com/2006/pres/yapc-parsers/slide.html (to become valid some point tomorrow)
> http://blog.bulknews.net/mt/archives/iTunesHacks-YAPCNA.pdf
> http://wgz.org/chromatic/talks/perl_hacks.tar.gz
> http://pugscode.org/talks/oscon05/movies.html
> 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.
> -scott
> 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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