Notes for Raleigh Perl Mongers Meeting
August 19, 1999
We met again at Glaxo Wellcome, this time for a social gathering...
Since Ray Grimaila was unavailable, Don Cain stepped in and did host
duty. Many thanks, Don, for giving so freely of your time!
In a nutshell, we sat around, ate, drank and made merry. Simon Karpen
won this month's giveaway, which was the new Perl CD Bookshelf
(comprised of Perl in a Nutshell along with six other O'Reilly books
on CD-ROM). Congrats, Simon!
We spent a few minutes talking about the months to come, and decided
on the following schedule.
- September: Three-part discussion. In no particular order,
we'll have talks by Derek Lane, Bill Cowan and me (John Klassa).
Derek will give a book review on the recent O'Reilly book that
explains how to write Apache modules with perl. Bill will talk
about what's new and exciting in the world of perl, with an
eye toward the WinNT side of the house. Lastly, I'll talk
about a cool little perl/Tk script I wrote (inspired by a
similar offering among the demos that come with python) to show you,
dynamically, how a regex is doing against a target string.
- October: Round-table discussion on languages. We'll have
individuals (or teams, if desired) talk about various other
languages, in terms of how they stack up against perl (pros/cons,
differences/similarities, that sort of thing). Go to the
sign-up page to sign up for
the language of your choosing.
- November: A group "code review". We're going to take one or
more pieces of code and evaluate them, individually, with an
eye toward sharing our opinions with the group. We'll be
critiquing things like style, [over-]use of perl idioms and
- December: Christmas social... Sign up
to bring something, please.
Many thanks to the folks who brought food/drink for this month's
gathering! See you next month!