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Core documentation for Perl 5 version 26.1, in HTML and PDF formats.
Get-girls-to-code initiatives aim to fix tech's gender imbalance - but they may help reinforce it
When a legendary mathematician found a mistake in his own work, he embarked on a computer-aided quest to eliminate human error. To succeed, he has to rewrite the century-old rules underlying all of mathematics.
Since 2005, I've been grappling with the issue of what to teach young people. I've written curricula for junior high students in the US, for a UNICEF program reaching students in a dozen countries, and now, for East African young people as they become financially literate and business savvy. Through the years, I've watched program
Some people won't 'have the aptitude,' Linux creator claims
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This article will try to convince you that adding some limitations on legal Unix/Linux/POSIX filenames would be an improvement. Many programs already presume these limitations, the POSIX standard already permits such limitations, and many Unix/Linux filesystems already embed such limitations so it'd be better to make these (reasonable) assumptions true in the first place. This article will discuss, in particular, the three biggest problems: control characters in filenames (including newline, tab, and escape), leading dashes in filenames, and the lack of a standard character encoding scheme (instead of using UTF-8). It also discusses spaces in filenames and shell metacharacters in filenames, including why setting the Bourne shell IFS value to newline and tab is a good idea.
UK IT needs more than rose-tinted BBC Micro memories, thank you
Fifty years ago, an autoworker could provide a middle-class existence for his family. Bought a house. Put kids through college. Wife stayed home. He didn't even need a degree.