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With apologies to Peter Hammill

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:09 UTC ( #1186090=poem: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

So it's no more use'ing warnings and no more real threads; no more "if braces" and no more \*ARGVs; no more dollars as the sigils; no more one-liners with `perl -a`; I'm free() at last I'm undef at last I'm lost and found ...fetch your stop words, baby... ...cos we're stemming words, tonight... ...import nlkt... ...everything's gonna... alright?
The story behind: I used to wander the monastery when I had more free time and I still enjoy writing Perl for my needs, but finding a grave bug report abandoned for 7 years was just too sad to see. I removed the code I had written and implemented the task in question in a different language.

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Re: With apologies to Peter Hammill
by 1nickt (Abbot) on Mar 27, 2017 at 16:43 UTC

    Yes, it looks like Lingua::StopWords is unmaintained for many years. But it's hardly a core module! You can not really draw any useful conclusions about Perl from the issue with that module or that it hasn't been fixed.

    You could, on the other hand, take over or become a co-maintainer of the module and fix the problem.

    I don't know personally but there may well be a newer implementation that would be "better", as in, more modern wrt Unicode. One of the drawbacks of the CPAN is that abandoned and/or broken modules are not purged. But this is simply the small cost of having a repo that provides a tool for almost everything.

    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.

      While new versions do have this flashy appeal to me, rationally, I shouldn't have anything against running old code just because it's old. Especially because newer code tends to make less modest assumptions about how much resources should be enough for anybody. With older implementations of computational algorithms it even adds some fun to know that the code that's crunching one's own numbers right now is only 4 years younger than the album I so shamelessly stole the lyrics from.

      I guess I was just too used to finding the correctly-working implementations on CPAN on the first try. I'll try to fix something once I get around to it.

Re: With apologies to Peter Hammill
by chacham (Prior) on Apr 16, 2017 at 06:50 UTC

    Sheesh! I had to re-read that after reading the "story". Next time, put the story first please. ;)

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