Replied to Star GitHub repos on favorite as well as like · Issue #1345 · snarfed/bridgy by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett (GitHub)
Sounds like this change would need to happen in that WordPress plugin though, not in Bridgy, right?

I’m not so sure. The plug-​in uses a dif­fer­ent prop­er­ty for each (like-​of vs. favorite-​of) and there’s some argu­ment that they mean dif­fer­ent things to users and are treat­ed dif­fer­ent­ly on dif­fer­ent sys­tems, though I don’t think any sys­tem cur­rent­ly uses both. So a POSSE gate­way like Bridgy should con­sol­i­date both to a sin­gle prop­er­ty for sys­tems that do that, but pre­serve the abil­i­ty to keep them sep­a­rate should a dif­fer­ent (or new­er ver­sion) receiv­er dis­tin­guish between the two.

In any case I think the plug-​in should pre­serve the exist­ing prop­er­ties authors have already added to posts rather than lose infor­ma­tion by con­sol­i­dat­ing their mean­ing at the source.

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Replied to https://mastodon.world/@luke_phys/109296783016276061 by Dr Luke DavisDr Luke Davis (mastodon.world)
Let’s test the hashtags! So I’m interested in and want to find out more about: #science #physics #linux #python #AI #London #EDI #STEM #BlackAcademics #Perl #Academia #Biophysics #biology #softmatter #modelling #simulation #nonfiction #reading #portraitart #math #geometry #algorithms #papers

Hi Luke! You should def­i­nite­ly check out the Perl posts on my blog (which is most of them 😉)!

I’m busy this week host­ing my par­ents’ first vis­it to Houston, but I didn’t want to let this Tuesday go by with­out link­ing to my talk from last week’s Ephemeral Miniconf. Thanks so much to Thibault Duponchelle for orga­niz­ing such a ter­rif­ic event, to all the oth­er speak­ers for com­ing togeth­er to present, and to every­one who attend­ed for wel­com­ing me.

Look, I get it. You don’t like the Perl pro­gram­ming lan­guage or have oth­er­wise dis­re­gard­ed it as dead.” (Or per­haps you haven’t, in which case please check out my oth­er blog posts!) It has weird noisy syn­tax, mix­ing reg­u­lar expres­sions, sig­ils on vari­able names, var­i­ous braces and brack­ets for data struc­tures, and a menagerie of cryp­tic spe­cial vari­ables. It’s old: 34 years in December, with a his­to­ry of (some­times ama­teur) devel­op­ers that have used and abused that syn­tax to ship code of ques­tion­able qual­i­ty. Maybe you grudg­ing­ly accept its util­i­ty but think it should die grace­ful­ly, main­tained only to run lega­cy applications.

But you know what? Perl’s still going. It’s had a steady cadence of year­ly releas­es for the past decade, intro­duc­ing new fea­tures and fenc­ing in bad behav­ior while main­tain­ing an admirable lev­el of back­ward com­pat­i­bil­i­ty. Yes, there was a too-​long adven­ture devel­op­ing what start­ed as Perl 6, but that lan­guage now has its own iden­ti­ty as Raku and even has facil­i­ties for mix­ing Perl with its native code or vice versa.

And then there’s CPAN, the Comprehensive Perl Archive Network: a continually-​updated col­lec­tion of over 200,000 open-​source mod­ules writ­ten by over 14,000 authors, the best of which are well-​tested and ‑doc­u­ment­ed (apply­ing peer pres­sure to those that fall short), pre­sent­ed through a search engine and front-​end built by scores of con­trib­u­tors. Through CPAN you can find dis­tri­b­u­tions for things like:

All of this is avail­able through a mature instal­la­tion tool­chain that doesn’t break from month to month.

Finally and most impor­tant­ly, there’s the glob­al Perl com­mu­ni­ty. The COVID-​19 pan­dem­ic has put a damper on the hun­dreds of glob­al Perl Mongers groups’ mee­tups, but that hasn’t stopped the year­ly Perl and Raku Conference from meet­ing vir­tu­al­ly. (In the past there have also been year­ly European and Asian con­fer­ences, occa­sion­al for­ays into South America and Russia, as well as hackathons and work­shops world­wide.) There are IRC servers and chan­nels for chat, mail­ing lists galore, blogs (yes, apart from this one), and a quirky social net­work that pre­dates Facebook and Twitter.

So no, Perl isn’t dead or even dying, but if you don’t like it and favor some­thing new­er, that’s OK! Technologies can coex­ist on their own mer­its and advo­cates of one don’t have to beat down their con­tem­po­raries to be suc­cess­ful. Perl hap­pens to be battle-​tested (to bor­row a term from my friend Curtis Ovid” Poe), it runs large parts of the Web (speak­ing from direct and ongo­ing expe­ri­ence in the host­ing busi­ness here), and it’s still evolv­ing to meet the needs of its users.