Issue #230 - 2015-12-21 - Little Christmas is already here!

latest | archive | by Gabor Szabo
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Hello there!

Today is the darkest day on the year for our northern-biased view. From here things can only improve. Or so we hope.

Anyway, even if Perl 6 has not yet been released at least you can see Star Wars, the force awakens or install a newer version of Perl 5.

Enjoy!

Gabor Szabo


Announcements

The White Camel Awards, 2015 Edition

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Congratulations to Chris Prather, Sawyer X, and Steffen Müller for taming the snowcamel.


Articles

Grammar reuse

by Jeffrey Kegler (JKEGL)

Tryting to cool the enthusiasm of a Perl 6 blog author using Marpa?

Exception::Stringy - Modern exceptions for legacy code

by Damien Krotkine (DAMS)

An exceptionally detailed article on how to throw and capture exceptions in an environment where you have a lot of legacy code that throws regular sting-based exceptions, but for the new code you'd like to use object-based exceptions.


Code

Testing

Test release for DBD::mysql available - ssl by default!

by Michiel Beijen (MICHIELB)

The Perl DBI driver for MySQL and MariaDB is going to have a new release. If it is important to you, test it!

SparrowHub - swat plugins repository

by Alexey Melezhik (MELEZHIK)

swat and sparrow are two parts of a tool-chain for rapid web test automation development. SparrowHub is their 'CPAN'. And apparently Alexey is on a quest to anger some spelling enthusiasts.


Web

The Long Death of CGI.pm

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Apparently Red Hat beat P5P in breaking backward compatibility of the perl distribution. Red Hat has removed CGI.pm from their 'standard distribution of perl' 5 years ago with the release of RHEL 6. Here is what the Redditters say.


CPAN

Specify the minimum perl version you support

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

It is quite easy and useful to do it and yet only 32.8% of CPAN distributions have the minimum Perl version specified.


Grants

Perl 5 Advent

Perl 6

Hunted By a Leak - Part Two

by Rob Hoelz (RHOELZ)

In a nutshell, if I understood it correctly, certain subroutine signatures cause a memory leak, but spending two weeks in Japan can solve them.


Weekly collections

Perl Maven Articles

shift in Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

This areticle was published in response to a question on YouTube.


Event reports


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