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Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni
April 18, 2007 16:46
Re: Writing an article about Perl + big numbers
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Tels wrote:

> Moin,

Hello Tels,

> the recent work on BigInt resparked my interest, and there already  
> plans on
> what to add and improve beyond v1.82. Now, I also had the idea that  
> I would
> write an article about this, and select a Wow! topic for this, to  
> show that
> Perl5 is still alive, kicking and can do things that few other  
> software
> can :-)
> While I could just post my ramblings on p5p, or stick it on my  
> wiki, it
> would be better if this was more widely distributed - maybe even  
> printed.
> If anybody is interested (or knows anybody who might be) in  
> publishing a
> 3..4 part article with some optimizing/stuff from the trenches inside
> BigInt, please contact me.
> The code release will be done so that when the article is written/ 
> published
> people can just hit CPAN, download BigInt et. al and reproduce the  
> stuff
> the article talks about, e.g. the code will definitely happen,  
> article or
> not.

If you are interested, the French Perl Mongers can publish French  
translations of your future articles in Linux Magazine France[1],  
where we regularly publish articles since 4 years now. The articles  
are later put online after a couple of months on our web site[2].

As the magazine is aimed for a technical audience, an article can be  
as deep as the author seems fit. For example, there were a serie of  
articles detailing how to write an operating system, and the current  
issue features one about CRC algorithms optimisations, in C. This is  
just to say that technical stuff won't frighten the editor-in-chief  
(he's an electronics geek[3] ;-)

Don't hesitate to contact me if you want more details.


Sébastien Aperghis-Tramoni

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