Neat Perly Stuff

So, it’s been a while since I looked at the perldelta (yes, I know that makes me a terrible human being). I found some neat toys to play with, I thought you might like to see. It’s just a simple script so far, but I’m going to add features as I find them. Check it out.
So far I have only toyed with state variables and named capture buffers in regular expressions, but there’s a whole bunch of neat stuff.
Please also note that the FuckDiabetes website code is already on my GitHub, and it is already using a whole bunch of new Perl ideas, such as Mojolicious, Moose, and Mongoose (MongoDB and Moose together kinda like an ORM). You can find FuckDiabetes’ code here: (please note that FuckDiabetes is not yet live).

Gist of the Day: Simple Threading in Perl

So today’s gist is a simple example of how to do two different things with two separate threads. Threading in Perl is misunderstood and often belittled, but it’s pretty straight-forward. The #1 problem that I think people encounter when threading in Perl is that they are using non-thread-safe code. If you’re using a CPAN module, you need to make sure you evaluate it for thread-safety prior to running it with threads (and if it’s using XS, it likely isn’t).
Anyway, this gist takes a function which crunches a set using a calculation routine. The calculation routine takes three parameters:

  1. The value so far
  2. N
  3. And the next value in the set

From there, the calculation routine performs the appropriate action on the next value in the set – given the prior value and the value of N – and then returns the result.
Here’s the Gist:

Gist of the Day: Mounting a Remote Share on OSX Using Obj-C and AppleScript

Way back when, I used to work on a Mac in a mostly Windows shop. People would send me windows network paths and expect me to be able to open them. I had to write a program to handle this stuff, and I thought this was a neat portion of that program.
Please note: This code was ripped out of its program, and therefore probably won’t work right away, though I think it’d be mostly portable. Check it out!
Here’s the Gist: