RE: In defence of Perl

2001-02-13 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Is there any benchmarking available of salary bands for differing skills, i.e. are perl guys much more than ASP guys who can also do the other bits ? Any other arguments I should be making ! Yeah, Perl people cost more than ASP people and they're frickin impossible to find, and vary

lvalue subroutines

2001-02-27 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Hi, Given the following lvalue subroutine sub mysub : lvalue { $value; } is there any way for mysub() to be able to determine that it was called in an lvalue context? Ian (New face on london-pm: usually wears an over-the-top suit.)

Re: lvalue subroutines

2001-02-27 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Ian Brayshaw" [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: Hi, Given the following lvalue subroutine sub mysub : lvalue { $value; } is there any way for mysub() to be able to determine that it was called in an lvalue context? No. If you need to know that sort of thing

Re: lvalue subroutines

2001-02-27 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Robin Houston wrote: On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 11:38:40PM +1100, Ian Brayshaw wrote: I'm new to the discussion of Perl6, so are there any discussions around providing operators such as wantlvalue and wantvoid to perform similar queries to wantarray? Yes. Damian has proposed http

Re: lvalue subroutines

2001-02-27 Thread Ian Brayshaw
On Tue, Feb 27, 2001 at 10:50:26PM +1100, Ian Brayshaw wrote: Given the following lvalue subroutine sub mysub : lvalue { $value; } is there any way for mysub() to be able to determine that it was called in an lvalue context? Yeah there is, but you're not going

Re: Contract market these days?

2001-03-23 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Just wondering what it was like in the UK right now. snip ... what the overall feel of the market is right now whether people are knifing coming in and out of interviews or if it's pretty easy to find IT work, etc. It seems to be quite strong, but definitely not as buoyant as it was. A number

Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Dave Cross wrote: At Fri, 23 Mar 2001 16:37:51 + (GMT), Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: L. said: World domination is ours. Muahahaha! Not if we can't come up with a good name for not matt's script archive it won't be. Ideas to the usual address. *Please* I thought

RE: Tech mtg?

2001-04-18 Thread Ian Brayshaw
http://www.streetmap.co.uk/streetmap.dll?G2M?X=533817Y=182479A=YZ=1 Thanks Jo. Ian _ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.

Re: The Natives are Revolting

2001-04-19 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Dave Cantrell wrote: Hmmm ... if 'not working at all' is the same as 'not bad'. All I get is the title image. Got to love badly formed HTML (probably a missing /table tag or two). ... And I thought he was an "master". ... Oops, sorry, that was only in "PERL", not HTML. (... Mind you, it all

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Ian Brayshaw
From: Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] So whats wrong with StatInc ? OK, so StatINC will reload the module if the module source has changed. However, it's the handler I am pushing onto @INC that will generate the module source from a configuration file. If the configuration file changes,

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Robin Houston wrote: snip/ In earlier perls, you'll need to make a tied filehandle: Thanks Robin. The TrueHandle package is essentially what I had implemented, but it's the internal workings of require that stop the tie from being honoured. I presume that the require burrows down into the

Re: require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-27 Thread Ian Brayshaw
On Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 01:32:24PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote: Ian Brayshaw wrote: it's the internal workings of require that stop the tie from being honoured. I presume that the require burrows down into the internals and isn't aware that it's a tie'd handle. As far as I can tell

require Module; and filehandles

2001-04-26 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Hi, Sorry to pollute this list with a question about Perl... I am writing a customer handler for loading modules at runtime, taking advantage of the support for coderefs in the @INC array. By deleting entries in the %INC hash for loaded modules I can force Perl to recompile the module after

Re: pc components

2001-05-17 Thread Ian Brayshaw
will [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote something that looked like the following: Apparently it is Craig 'Red Dwarf' Charles's regular and he was there a few weeks ago when we were there. Not as pretty as Buffy or Willow about as close as you can get (sort of). I saw Craig Charles at the Melbourne Comedy

M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-06 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Hi guys, Have any of you worked with SQueaLServer with a large DB (multiple terabyte level), serving high volume transactions (read write, of the order of millions of records a day). What sort of performance did you get? What was the hardware? Was it reliable? I'm working for a telecoms

Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-06 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Robin Szemeti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wed, 06 Jun 2001, Ian Brayshaw wrote: I'm working for a telecoms company that is considering a proposal to move its billing system from Oracle on Solaris, to SQueaLServer NT. It's a decision that is coming from management (where else?), and I'm

Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-06 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Leon Brocard [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Redvers Davies sent the following bits through the ether: The transactions world record sadly is held by M$ at the moment. http://www.tpc.org/tpch/results/h-ttperf.idc Yeah, seen that. It's interesting to note that SQueaL doesn't make an appearance at

Re: M$ SQueaLServer

2001-06-07 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Hi guys, Thanks for the input. I'll investigate further, but it has confirmed my suspicions that SQueaL hasn't made an impact at the terabyte level. As for the job, it's good, but not the be-all and end-all. I'm too passionate about what I do to work on systems that I don't believe in.

Re: Some pretty pictures ...

2001-06-11 Thread Ian Brayshaw
Piers Cawley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Not very perlish I'm afraid. a) I'm sure that will change in time (any camel shots?). b) That makes it an appropriate topic for this list. Ian _ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from

RE: *Buffy's Not Included

2001-06-14 Thread Ian Brayshaw
From: Leo Lapworth [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] XML - do it because you need it, not because of the Buzz. Amen. I'm also trying to future proof the system slightly - I think that by having the data XML based it may make it easier to use in new and wonderful ways in the future, without

Re: Templating Solutions

2001-06-19 Thread Ian Brayshaw
snip type=inevitable love/hate circular debate/ I was going to stay quiet on this one (still don't know why I am now joining in). I am finding XSLT XML to be a good alternative to normal templating techniques. One of the biggest benifits I've found is being able to generate the one data set