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New blogging policy in effect

By David Ascher, June 12, 2006

I'm going to try small, frequent posts. You've been warned.I'm going to try small, frequent posts. You've been warned.

Ok, time to do this blogging thing seriously again...

By David Ascher, June 12, 2006

For a few months, I really dropped off the blogging wagon. Too much real-world stuff to do. But now that that's calming down a bit, I feel it's about right to get back into it. And boy, is it hard....For a few months, I really dropped off the blogging wagon. Too much real-world stuff to do. But now that that's calming down a bit, I feel it's about right to get back into it.

And boy, is it hard.

"Old timer" memories, per Guido's request

By David Ascher, June 7, 2006

Guido asked a bunch of us "old-timers" for our first memories of our involvement in Python. I did a little digging in Google Groups, and I was a bit stunned by what I found. My first post in comp.lang.python (although...

Guido asked a bunch of us "old-timers" for our first memories of our involvement in Python.

I did a little digging in Google Groups, and I was a bit stunned by what I found.  My first post in comp.lang.python (although I was using the python-list [at] cwi [dot] nl at the time) was about emacs and used regular expressions:

When ++ can be Harmful in JavaScript

By , May 26, 2006

I've been busy writing JavaScript lately, of all things.

Space thoughts

By David Ascher, May 24, 2006

So we moved two months ago or so. Phew. It's almost surprising how in this virtual age, a simple thing like a change of address still involves lots of network infrastructure changes, new hardware, new ISPs, etc. Hopefully, we've kept...

So we moved two months ago or so.  Phew.

controllers controllers controllers

By Shane Caraveo, April 24, 2006

Komodo has a long history, going back to m13 (Mozilla Milestone 13, or around version 0.7/0.8). Often we did things to work around limitations or problems that existed at various stages during the development of the mozilla code base.

Day One in new office

By Shane Caraveo, April 24, 2006

We've moved into a new location, just a couple blocks down the road from where ActiveState has been for the past 5 years. It's quite spacious, and has 3 good coffee shops within a few steps of the front door...

We've moved into a new location, just a couple blocks down the road from where ActiveState has been for the past 5 years.  It's quite spacious, and has 3 good coffee shops within a few steps of the front door (the important aspect of our location).  We're on the top floor (17th) and have great views of the mountains and downtown.

ActivePerl 5.8.8.817

By , March 30, 2006

ActiveState has released ActivePerl 5.8.8.817 today. It fixes a number of serious issues that have been found in the 816 release: Restored binary compatibility to previous releases. Fixed several bugs on Windows related to GUI applications and signal handling. These...

ActiveState has released ActivePerl 5.8.8.817 today.  It fixes a number of serious issues that have been found in the 816 release:

Forgive me if I said something obscene

By Shane Caraveo, March 28, 2006

Just a quick tidbit as we ramp up to another (minor) Komodo release, we've been spending a little time getting things working better under non-english windows systems.

PerlApp'd executable size explosion with AP5.8

By Kevin "kj" Woolley, March 24, 2006

More than a few people are surprised when they upgrade to PDK 6.0.x and ActivePerl 5.8. In addition to being more solid than ActivePerl 5.6 with PDK 5, the freestanding executables are sometimes three or four times larger. There is...

More than a few people are surprised when they upgrade to PDK 6.0.x and ActivePerl 5.8.  In addition to being more solid than ActivePerl 5.6 with PDK 5, the freestanding executables are sometimes three or four times larger.

There is one word that is responsible for much of this apparent bloat:  Unicode.