Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-29 Thread Aaron Trevena

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Dave Cross wrote:

 At Wed, 28 Mar 2001 17:44:07 +0100, Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:
  On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 11:35:33AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote:
   
   Would this be an appropriate time to point out that my TPC talk 
   proposes the creation of a Parse::Perl::Approx module :)
  
  What does it do?
 
 It, er... parses Perl.

ooh! I though only perl parsed perl.. how exactly does it parse perl... no
its okay I'll look at the pod.. /me cpan's.

A.

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Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-29 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Dave Cross wrote:

 And I realise that my description yesterday was slightly inaccurate.
 I said it would parse Perl approximately. A better description would be
 that it parses approximate Perl.


Thus making the phrase 'you can't make up any old shit and expect it to
work' redundant ?

Crack Head.

/J\




Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-29 Thread Dave Cross

At Thu, 29 Mar 2001 11:07:28 +0100 (BST), Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Dave Cross wrote:
 
  And I realise that my description yesterday was slightly inaccurate.
  I said it would parse Perl approximately. A better description 
  would be that it parses approximate Perl.
 
 Thus making the phrase 'you can't make up any old shit and expect it 
 to work' redundant ?

Well, not just "any old shit" - just how mad do you think I am?[1]. But 
maybe it would deal with the occasional typo. Or perhaps keywords in a 
different language... or something like that.

 Crack Head.

Thank you :)

Dave..

[1] Rhetorical!



Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-29 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 At Thu, 29 Mar 2001 11:07:28 +0100 (BST), Jonathan Stowe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Dave Cross wrote:
  
   And I realise that my description yesterday was slightly inaccurate.
   I said it would parse Perl approximately. A better description 
   would be that it parses approximate Perl.
  
  Thus making the phrase 'you can't make up any old shit and expect it 
  to work' redundant ?
 
 Well, not just "any old shit" - just how mad do you think I am?[1]. But 
 maybe it would deal with the occasional typo. Or perhaps keywords in a 
 different language... or something like that.
 
  Crack Head.
 
 Thank you :)

Well the thing is that Dave's proposed module wouldn't score high on CiP,
the same goes for Sub::Approx. However modules that used them seriously
would, so maybe we need another term for this ...

Crack Dealer - One who produces modules, code snippets or techniques
that will in themselves not high in the CiP rating, helps others encourage
high CiP ratings.

-- 
Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net



Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-29 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, David H. Adler wrote:

 On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 11:07:28AM +0100, Jonathan Stowe wrote:
  On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Dave Cross wrote:
  
   And I realise that my description yesterday was slightly inaccurate.
   I said it would parse Perl approximately. A better description would be
   that it parses approximate Perl.
  
 
  Thus making the phrase 'you can't make up any old shit and expect it to
  work' redundant ?

 The canonical phrasing (mjd in his guise as RETARDO): YOU CAN'T JUST
 MAKE SHIT UP AND EXPECT THE COMPUTER TO MAGICALLY KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN!


Yeah, thats what I meant. Cheers Dave.

/J\




Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-29 Thread Simon Cozens

On Thu, Mar 29, 2001 at 10:45:23AM +0100, Aaron Trevena wrote:
proposes the creation of a Parse::Perl::Approx module :)
^^
   
   What does it do?
  
  It, er... parses Perl.

Strictly speaking it doesn't do anything, due to not currently existing.

 ooh! I though only perl parsed perl.. how exactly does it parse perl...

A man who needs to go to my Parsing Perl talk at TPC!

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Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-28 Thread David H. Adler

On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:37:14PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
 David H. Adler wrote:
  What, no CiP rating???
 
 Well, there wasn't any Perl code included. But it should be pretty
 straightforward to hack the algorithm together, or might as well hijack the
 Convert::Base32 module for the purpose.

Maybe we should implement a pCiP rating, for *potential* for CiP, based
on how marvellously deranged a program is conceptually...

dha
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Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-28 Thread Dave Cross

At Wed, 28 Mar 2001 11:33:16 -0500, "David H. Adler" [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:37:14PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
  David H. Adler wrote:
   What, no CiP rating???
  
  Well, there wasn't any Perl code included. But it should be pretty
  straightforward to hack the algorithm together, or might as well 
  hijack the Convert::Base32 module for the purpose.
 
 Maybe we should implement a pCiP rating, for *potential* for CiP, 
 based on how marvellously deranged a program is conceptually...

Would this be an appropriate time to point out that my TPC talk 
proposes the creation of a Parse::Perl::Approx module :)

Dave...



Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-28 Thread Matthew Byng-Maddick

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Dave Cross wrote:
 Would this be an appropriate time to point out that my TPC talk 
 proposes the creation of a Parse::Perl::Approx module :)

You are an evil man.

MBM

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Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-28 Thread Dave Cross

At Wed, 28 Mar 2001 17:38:16 +0100 (BST), Matthew Byng-Maddick [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:
 On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Dave Cross wrote:
  Would this be an appropriate time to point out that my TPC talk 
  proposes the creation of a Parse::Perl::Approx module :)
 
 You are an evil man.

You know I'm going to take that as a compliment :)

Dave...



Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-28 Thread Robin Houston

On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 11:35:33AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote:
 
 Would this be an appropriate time to point out that my TPC talk 
 proposes the creation of a Parse::Perl::Approx module :)

What does it do?

 .robin.

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Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-28 Thread Greg McCarroll

* David H. Adler ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:37:14PM +0200, Philip Newton wrote:
  David H. Adler wrote:
   What, no CiP rating???
  
  Well, there wasn't any Perl code included. But it should be pretty
  straightforward to hack the algorithm together, or might as well hijack the
  Convert::Base32 module for the purpose.
 
 Maybe we should implement a pCiP rating, for *potential* for CiP, based
 on how marvellously deranged a program is conceptually...
 

motion carried, todo list increased

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Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-28 Thread Dave Cross

At Wed, 28 Mar 2001 17:44:07 +0100, Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:
 On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 11:35:33AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote:
  
  Would this be an appropriate time to point out that my TPC talk 
  proposes the creation of a Parse::Perl::Approx module :)
 
 What does it do?

It, er... parses Perl.

Approximately.

Dave...
[I may practice the talk at the next technical meeting]



Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-28 Thread David Cantrell

On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 11:52:23AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote:
 At Wed, 28 Mar 2001 17:44:07 +0100, Robin Houston [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:
  On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 11:35:33AM -0500, Dave Cross wrote:
   
   Would this be an appropriate time to point out that my TPC talk 
   proposes the creation of a Parse::Perl::Approx module :)
  
  What does it do?
 
 It, er... parses Perl.
 
 Approximately.

For a twisted example of approximately parsing a subset of perl, see
http://www.cantrell.org.uk/david/tech/perl-dep.  It's not pretty, and
I probably wouldn't write it that way now.  It was originally written
whilst at Oven in an attempt to compensate for the total lack of
documentation on the ecountries.com project.  Aside from the documented
weaknesses (it doesn't try to correctly handle comments or quoted text,
nor does it know about the evils of EXPORT), it is surprisingly
accurate at finding dependencies between files and subroutines.

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Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-27 Thread Philip Newton

Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:
 The other possibility, I guess, given that it's london.pm is 
 to make it relate to buffy in some way :)

That reminds me of an idea I had this morning on the way to work -- encode
text using "Buffy" with uppercase and lowercase letters: uppercase letters
stand for "0" bits and lowercase letters for "1" bits. (Or, if you prefer,
bit 5 / 2**5 / 32 of each character represents the bit to be encoded.) Then
you just have to chop the message into 5-bit chunks (adding 0 bits at the
end if needed to pad to a 5-bit boundary) and translate.

"London.pm"[1], in this method, turns into "BuFFy bUFFy bUffy bUffY bufFY
buFFy BUFfy Buffy BufFy buFFY bUffy BUffy BUFFY buFfy BuFFY". See? Bears no
resemblance to "London.pm" at all; all spies' attempts at figuring out the
true meaning will be thwarted!

Alernatively, there's the "beer" code, which has the advantage of mapping 4
bits handily to one nybble; "London.pm" then turns into "BeER beER BeeR beer
BeeR beeR BeeR BeER BeeR beer BeeR beeR BEeR beeR Beer BEER BeeR beEr".

Cheers,
Philip

[1] "London.pm" = 4c 6f 6e 64 6f 6e 2e 70 6d hex, or 01001100 0110
01101110 01100100 0110 01101110 00101110 0111 01101101 binary, or
01001 10001 10111 10110 11100 11001 00011 0 01101 11000 10111 00111
0 11011 01+000 in 5-bit groups
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Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-27 Thread Dave Cross

At Tue, 27 Mar 2001 13:39:34 +0200, Philip Newton [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:
 Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:
  The other possibility, I guess, given that it's london.pm is 
  to make it relate to buffy in some way :)
 
 That reminds me of an idea I had this morning on the way to work -- 
 encode text using "Buffy" with uppercase and lowercase letters: 
 uppercase letters stand for "0" bits and lowercase letters for "1" 
 bits. (Or, if you prefer, bit 5 / 2**5 / 32 of each character 
 represents the bit to be encoded.) Then you just have to chop the 
 message into 5-bit chunks (adding 0 bits at the end if needed to pad 
 to a 5-bit boundary) and translate.

I'm pretty sure I've seen something like this before. You encode text
using the word 'moo'. I think it used upper and lower case 'o' and also
a zero. I'm sure there was a web page somewhere that converted text
to and from 'moo's.

Or maybe I dreamt it.

Dave...



Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-27 Thread David H. Adler

On Tue, Mar 27, 2001 at 01:07:44PM +0100, Greg McCarroll wrote:
 
 agreed, this is just f*cking crazy, sorry for the swearing, but this
 is the craziest thing i've seen this year

What, no CiP rating???

dha
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Re: Buffycode (was Re: That book)

2001-03-27 Thread Jonathan Stowe

On Tue, 27 Mar 2001, Greg McCarroll wrote:

 agreed, this is just f*cking crazy, sorry for the swearing, but this
 is the craziest thing i've seen this year


I wouldnt get too carried away after all its only march :)

/J\




Re: That book

2001-03-26 Thread David H. Adler

On Fri, Mar 23, 2001 at 05:04:03PM +, Lucy McWilliam wrote:
 
 MBM wrote:
 
 Not if we can't come up with a good name for not matt's script archive it
 won't be.
 
  The other possibility, I guess, given that it's london.pm is to make it
  relate to buffy in some way :)
 
 Or beer.  Or both ;-)

The CaveSlayer Archive.  Or has that not gotten across the great wide
ocean yet?

dha
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Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Lucy McWilliam


On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Dave Cross wrote:

 Here's an extract from an email I've just got from Elizabeth Castro,
 the author of "Perl  CGI for the WWW - Visual Quickstrt Guide".
 She's talking about the second edition which should be out in a couple
 of months.
 
 "I am using many of your suggestions, including use strict, -w, and 
 CGI.pm. I think they're going to make the book much stronger."

World domination is ours.  Muahahaha!


L.
"Imagine a world where we ran out of punctuation."




Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Mark Fowler

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*

Later.

Mark.

(damnit Jim, I'm a Technology Developer, not a Copywriter)

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   Name  = 'Mark Fowler',Title = 'Technology Developer'  ,
   Firm  = 'Profero Ltd',Web   = 'http://www.profero.com/'   ,
   Email = '[EMAIL PROTECTED]',   Phone = '+44 (0) 20 7700 9960'  )








Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Mark Fowler

On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Matthew Byng-Maddick wrote:

 On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, Mark Fowler wrote:
   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.
 
 I don't think we tried "London.pm's Script Archive", did we? :)

Okay, I can live with that.

How at http://london.pm.org/scripts/ 

Later.

Mark.

(Who will do some HTML this weekend)

-- 
print "\n",map{my$a="\n"if(length$_6);' 'x(36-length($_)/2)."$_\n$a"} (
   Name  = 'Mark Fowler',Title = 'Technology Developer'  ,
   Firm  = 'Profero Ltd',Web   = 'http://www.profero.com/'   ,
   Email = '[EMAIL PROTECTED]',   Phone = '+44 (0) 20 7700 9960'  )








Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Dave Cross

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 that 'EasyScripts' (or, even, 'EZScripts') had most people's
approval. I thought it ws alright - well, taking the target audience
into account :)

Dave...



Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Lucy McWilliam


 At Fri, 23 Mar 2001 16:37:51 + (GMT), Mark Fowler [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

   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.

Might as well mention London.pm, tho' "London.pm's Script Arcives" is a
bit out of a mouthful.  Things along the lines of EasyScripts, EasyCGI,
SimpleScripts, etc. sound a leetle cheesy (or is it just the rhyme that
worries me?) and have been used numerous times before.  

/me tries to think of summat original (slowly, given it is Bastarday)


Lucy




Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Lucy McWilliam


MBM wrote:

Not if we can't come up with a good name for not matt's script archive it
won't be.

 The other possibility, I guess, given that it's london.pm is to make it
 relate to buffy in some way :)

Or beer.  Or both ;-)


Lucy.




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 that 'EasyScripts' (or, even, 'EZScripts') had most
people's approval. I thought it ws alright - well, taking the target
audience into account :)

Dave...

What about "Web Scripts" or "Web Tools"? Maybe it's just me, but "EZScripts" 
sounds like the LCD, and while these people are the target, the archive 
itself is not the LCD. (Maybe I just miss the point of targeted marketing.)


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Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Natalie Ford


How at http://london.pm.org/scripts/

404...




Re: That book

2001-03-23 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Fri, 23 Mar 2001, you wrote:

 I thought that 'EasyScripts' (or, even, 'EZScripts') 

and I can tell you that ezscripts.org is still available 

the .com is a parking page and the .net  doesn;t resolve.
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That book

2001-03-22 Thread Clarke, Darren
Title: That book





What was that book that Dave criticised on Amazon about 2 months ago?


The one where the author emailed a reply which was passed around at the February social meeting?


Regards,


Darren Clarke
Neophyte


[EMAIL PROTECTED]





Re: That book

2001-03-22 Thread Dave Cross

At Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:38:48 -, "Clarke, Darren" [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:

 What was that book that Dave criticised on Amazon about 2 months ago?
 
 The one where the author emailed a reply which was passed around at 
 the February social meeting?

It was "Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web (Visual Quickstart Guide)" 
by Elizabeth Castro

I've just rememebered that I put my review on your site as well.

Having exchanged emails with the author and studied the book far more
closely, I've come to the conclusion that it's nowehere near as bad as
I thought. I've asked Amazon to remove the review and should probably 
get Waterstones to do the same.

Don't get me wrong - it's not a good book by any means, it's just not
_as_ bad as I originally said.

Dave...




RE: That book

2001-03-22 Thread Clarke, Darren
Title: RE: That book





At Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:38:48 -, Clarke, Darren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 What was that book that Dave criticised on Amazon about 2 months ago?
 
 The one where the author emailed a reply which was passed around at 
 the February social meeting?


Dave Cross replied:
It was Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web (Visual Quickstart Guide) 
by Elizabeth Castro


I've just rememebered that I put my review on your site as well.


Having exchanged emails with the author and studied the book far more
closely, I've come to the conclusion that it's nowehere near as bad as
I thought. I've asked Amazon to remove the review and should probably 
get Waterstones to do the same.


Don't get me wrong - it's not a good book by any means, it's just not
_as_ bad as I originally said.


Fair enough - I just fancied reading your review :¬)


Darren





RE: That book

2001-03-22 Thread Dave Cross

At Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:53:12 -, "Clarke, Darren" [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
wrote:

 At Thu, 22 Mar 2001 16:38:48 -, "Clarke, Darren"
 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  What was that book that Dave criticised on Amazon about 2 months =
  ago?
 
  The one where the author emailed a reply which was passed around 
  at the February social meeting?
 
 Dave Cross replied:
 It was "Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web (Visual Quickstart 
 Guide)" 
 
 by Elizabeth Castro
 
 I've just rememebered that I put my review on your site as well.
 
 Having exchanged emails with the author and studied the book far more
 closely, I've come to the conclusion that it's nowehere near as bad 
 as I thought. I've asked Amazon to remove the review and should 
 probably get Waterstones to do the same.
 
 Don't get me wrong - it's not a good book by any means, it's just not
 _as_ bad as I originally said.
 
 Fair enough - I just fancied reading your review :=AC)

Well, it's still on the Waterstones site atm, but I'd appreciate it if
you could lose it.

It's part of a kind of deal that we struck. She agreed to listen to my
suggestions if I stopped slagging her off in public :)

My current target is "Open Source Linux Web Programming" by
Christopher Jones and Crew Batchelor. You can see my review of _that_
at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764546198/. I've been
exchanging emails with one of the authors, who has already admitted
that they don't really "get" Perl and were far more interested in the
Java chapters later on.

Dave...



RE: That book

2001-03-22 Thread Clarke, Darren
Title: RE: That book





Dave wrote:
Well, it's still on the Waterstones site atm, but I'd appreciate it if
you could lose it.


It's part of a kind of deal that we struck. She agreed to listen to my
suggestions if I stopped slagging her off in public :)


My current target is Open Source Linux Web Programming by
Christopher Jones and Crew Batchelor. You can see my review of _that_
at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0764546198/. I've been
exchanging emails with one of the authors, who has already admitted
that they don't really get Perl and were far more interested in the
Java chapters later on.


Your review has now been removed from Waterstones. I just wish the Waterstone's recommended list was as easy to manipulate :¬P

Nice review by the way...when I write my life story I think I shall have to get you to check it first - it may be scarily inaccurate!

Darren Clarke
Neophyte


[EMAIL PROTECTED]


'Dave told me to do it'





Re: That book

2001-03-22 Thread Leon Brocard

Robin Szemeti sent the following bits through the ether:

 bet he got his mate to write it :)

I noticed that. For a moment I thought it was a rigged review by the
author / his friend / the publisher. But we know that respectable
publishers don't do that kind of thing, right?

Leon
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Re: That book

2001-03-22 Thread Robin Szemeti

On Thu, 22 Mar 2001, you wrote:
 Robin Szemeti sent the following bits through the ether:
 
  bet he got his mate to write it :)
 
 I noticed that. For a moment I thought it was a rigged review by the
 author / his friend / the publisher. But we know that respectable
 publishers don't do that kind of thing, right?

.. what made it even more noticeable was that most reviews are one
paragraph of passing comments in a fairly informal style  that one is
around 2000 words, with chapter numbers and everything ... you'd think
they'd be more subtle :)

-- 
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The box said "requires windows 95 or better"
So I installed Linux!



Re: That book

2001-03-22 Thread Simon Cozens

On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 06:25:40PM +, Leon Brocard wrote:
 But we know that respectable publishers don't do that kind of thing, right?
   ^^
I don't understand.

-- 
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   Wright brothers.  But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
 -- Carl Sagan



Re: That book

2001-03-22 Thread Dave Cross

At 19:01 22/03/2001, you wrote:
On Thu, Mar 22, 2001 at 06:25:40PM +, Leon Brocard wrote:
  But we know that respectable publishers don't do that kind of thing, right?
^^
I don't understand.

I think you'll find in it the dictionary as the definition of "oxymoron".

Dave...



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Re: Manning Tk book

2001-01-10 Thread DJ Adams

On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 07:47:27PM -, Dean S Wilson wrote:
 Was anyone on list involved in the beta reading of this one?
 
 http://www1.fatbrain.com/asp/bookinfo/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=1884777937
 
 If so did it look promising?

It was going in the right direction, but there hasn't seemed to 
have been much activity on it in the last few months ...

dj



RE: Manning Tk book

2001-01-10 Thread dcross - David Cross

From: DJ Adams [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: 10 January 2001 14:33

 On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 07:47:27PM -, Dean S Wilson wrote:
  Was anyone on list involved in the beta reading of this one?
  
  
 http://www1.fatbrain.com/asp/bookinfo/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=1884777937
  
  If so did it look promising?
 
 It was going in the right direction, but there hasn't seemed to 
 have been much activity on it in the last few months ...

I chatted to Andrew Johnson about this yesterday. He's just very busy right
now and this doesn't seem to be particularly close to the top of his list of
priorities.

It will happen, but he's loathe to give any timeframes.

Cheers,

Dave...

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Re: Book is out!

2001-01-07 Thread Greg McCarroll

* Dave Cross ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
 On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 08:27:46PM +, David Cantrell ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) 
wrote:
  On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 08:16:27PM +, Dave Cross wrote:
  
   ... they've opened the Author Online forum for you all to
   embarass me with difficult questions.
  
  " Dave, is it true that as well as munging data, this book will teach me
how to munge perldoc into printed books? "
  
  DUCK COVER
 
 Laugh? I thought I'd never start...
 

sounds like its time to dust my DBI book off and warm up the old scanner ;-)

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Greg McCarroll  http://www.mccarroll.uklinux.net