Some words are easily misinterpreted, and the PBP suggests avoiding them for names. I don’t agree with one of the things it suggests you always avoid, though… Read the rest of this entry »
Happy CPAN day, everyone! If I’m reading the history right, it’s been nineteen years since CPAN went live, and it’s thrived since then.
Thanks in part to Neil Bowers’ steady blogging, I’ve finally uploaded a module of my own to CPAN. I am tickled pink to see the new module show on search.cpan.org already; I’m sure it’ll be on metacpan in a few minutes. (I even got my picture to work!)
I also uploaded a maintenance release of a module Tomas Doran gave me co-maint on, because I had changes and he is alway extremely busy. I was happy to update it and get it put on CPAN. That one will show, as it’s an existing module.
There’s a few hours left in CPAN day, so if you’ve got something to share, now is a great time!
This boils down to “don’t abbreviate when it isn’t clear.” The response to this should be, “Well, duh!” Read the rest of this entry »
A commenter on another one of the PBP posts pointed requested I stop posting so often.
Rather than have a discussion there in comments where it is easy to get lost, I thought I’d start a new post and ask: Is it too many posts? Is is useless? Should I stop? Read the rest of this entry »
Abbreviations are hard, and the PBP suggests making them by keeping the start of each word, rather than other habits like chopping out vowels or other ways to shorten thing. It has an effective reason why in a ftnt. Read the rest of this entry »