Issue #234 - 2016-01-18 - Seconds out ...

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Plenty of back-and-forth between the Perl 5 and Perl 6 camps this week. I think this is healthy, as long as it doesn't go on too long. For one, it's a sign of people who care about their communities and programming languages.

We've also got David Farrell's review of new CPAN modules from December.


Neil Bowers


CVE on File::Spec

by kmx (KMX)

2016-01-13 The canonpath function in the File::Spec module (from the PathTools distribution) was not properly preserving the taint attribute of data. This was fixed in PathTools 3.62, released on Monday 11th January. ActivePerl has also been updated with this and another Windows-specific security fix. Strawberry Perl was also updated.

What's new on CPAN - December 2015

by David Farrell (DFARRELL)

David's monthly round-up of new modules on CPAN. His module of the month was Protocol::ACME.

New Dancer2 releases

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Sawyer fills us in on recent releases of Dancer2.

Next stable DBD::SQLite will be released in mid February

by Kenichi Ishigaki (ISHIGAKI)

Ishigaki-san has a release candidate out for the next stable release of DBD::SQLite, which if all goes to plan should happen in the middle of next month.

Perl 5

P5P summary: January 4th-10th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

Updates from Tony Cook and Dave Mitchell on their grant work; some new bugs were reported, some existing bugs got fixed, and a bunch of stuff was discussed.

Gaming Con event filtering and RapidApp

Gizmo presents something he knocked up with RapidApp, to making information about some gaming conferences available.

Making your CPAN dist contribution-friendly

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Some thoughts on how we can make CPAN distributions more welcoming to potential contributors.

Perl 6

Exploring Perl 6: Signatures, Part 1

by Mike Friedman

An introduction to subroutine signatures in Perl 6.

The Perl 6 User Experience

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Prompted by all the discussion and snarky comments, Zoffix has started a repository where he's trying to bring together a high-level description of "the Perl 6 experience": how to present and talk about 6.

Exploring Perl 6: Meta Operators

by Mike Friedman

Mike continues his exploration of Perl 6, by looking at some meta operators.

Perl 5 vs Perl 6

Get off my lawn

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

This tweet from Ovid kicked off a number of discussons, blog posts, tweet storms, and an eye roll from Aristotle.

Why in The World Would Anyone Use Perl 6?

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix's passionate support for Perl 6, in response to the brouhaha. He's having fun with Perl 6, and thinks many other people will too.

On the Semantic Naming of Things

by Joel Berger (JBERGER)

Joel's allegory about the naming of Perl 6.

Perl: Names, Logos and Who Gets To Decide

by Sue Spence (SUE)

Sue's calm thoughts on the whole naming issue: both Perl 5 and Perl 6 came from Larry, so he gets to decide on the name, regardless of what any of the rest of us might think.

Hacking with Perl

How to Strip Attachments from Email

A script from Hasan for stripping attachments from email. He's hoping to get comments and suggestions for improving his code.

Not Perl

An Excellent Optimization Story

by Sinan Unur (NANIS)

Not a Perl article, but it involves Sinan and brian, so I feel honour-bound to include it. Sinan made some code run a lot quicker.

Making Change Stick

Some advice on how to get resolutions and goals for new year to stick. Apparently this is the time when most people fall off the wagon, so it seemed the right time for this article.

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