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The Perl Renaming Debate Highlights Tensions

The name "Perl" lies at the heart of the drama developing between the two languages, Perl 5 and Perl 6. This is a long way from the once desirable unification  and moves towards breaking the ties between former sister languages now emerging as total foes. But let's take it from the beginning. Back in 2012 when Parrot was alive, when I interviewed him about  Perl 6 and Parrot,  Moritz Lenz answered this question: full article on i-programmer

Connecting To The Outside World with Perl and Database Events

There are times when I want my database to be able to talk to the outside world, rather than the other way around. Let's explore some scenarios where this ability would come handy before implementing a solution using Ingres RDBMS and Perl. You can see the result in action and the code is available to replicate it with any RMDBS. For example, the database ought to  alert  an external entity: A. in a Drugstore, whenever an item's stock decreases beyond a fail-safe limit B. in a Post Office, whenever an item arrives and its barcode is scanned C. in a Hospital, whenever a patient is diagnosed with a condition D. in a Hospital, whenever a patient is admitted into the Hospital or is prescribed medicine full article on