Issue #288 - 2017-01-30 - Grants committee looking for new members

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Dancer2 0.204003

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

There's a new release of Dancer 2, which fixes an issue with unlisted dependencies, and also improves error handling.

Bit string manipulation made easy with Bit::Manip

by Steve Bertrand

Steve introduces his new module Bit::Manip, which provides functions for manipulating bit strings.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: January 16th-22nd

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The removal of '.' from @INC continues to be discussed, amongst other topics.

Are Restricted/Locked Hashes A Failed Experiment?

by demerphq

There's been some discussion on P5P related to locked hashes, and whether they're worth the cost? A hash can be locked to a specific set of keys with the lock_keys function in Hash::Util. Do you use this for production code? If so, please let them know.

Strawberry Perl + released

by kmx (KMX)

Get yer strawberries here, lovely fresh strawberries!

/xx means more meaningless whitespace (and that’s good)

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Brian explains the /xx regex flag, which is being added in 5.26.

Send in a Perl aref to C, get back a Perl array

by Steve Bertrand

Steve shows you "how to pass a Perl array reference (aref) into a C function, convert the aref into a C array, work on it, then push it back onto the stack so the C function returns it as a Perl array".

Perl 6

2017.04 Welcome!

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

The latest from the Perl 6 world, leading with the addition of two members to the Rakudo core development team: Nick Logan and Christian Bartolomäus.

Perl 6 By Example: Parsing INI files

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Moritz walks us through creating a parser for .ini files in Perl 6. This is from his Perl 6 book, which is a work in progress.



by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick, guerilla knitter and orchid smuggler, is reviving, and they're having their first meeting on February 15th.

Perl Adventure Series Part 2

by JT Smith (RIZEN)

JT's report from the second meeting of the group working on a game together.


Grants Committee needs a new member

by Makoto Nozaki

The Perl Foundation's grants committee is looking for fresh blood.

Dave Mitchell's Grant Extended

by Makoto Nozaki

Dave Mitchell's grant has been extended, so he can continue doing his sterling work on Perl 5.

Tony Cook's Grant Report for December 2016

by Makoto Nozaki

The latest report on Perl 5 work done by Tony Cook.

Final Grant Report : RPerl User Documentation #2

by Mark A Jensen (MAJENSEN)

Mark shares the final grant report from Will Braswell, on his RPerl documentation.

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