Issue #316 - 2017-08-14 - Winter, er CPAN Day, is coming!

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The European Perl Conference has finished, and it looks to have been a good 'un. You can watch videos of some of the talks, and more will eventually become available.

Wednesday is CPAN Day, so why not do something to give back to our crown jewel?


Neil Bowers


Ask not what CPAN can do for you

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

CPAN Day is August 16th. If you can't think of something to do on that day, why not help us fix up distributions that don't have either of META.yml or META.json.

Perl 5

P5P Mailing List Summary: July 10th-16th

by Sawyer X (XSAWYERX)

The weekly summary of news from P5P, mainly a list of new issues, and issues that have been resolved.

Fixing a bug in HTTP::XSCookies - dealing with XS crashes

by Colin Newell (NEWELLC)

Colin describes how the team at CV Library tracked down, and fixed, a bug in an XS module.

Deprecation warnings now tell you when the features will disappear

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

Apparently Abigail shared this tidbit in a lightning talk, and brian is sharing it a bit more widely: Perl 5 deprecations will start saying when the feature will become fatal, as of Perl 5.28.


2017.32 Weekly 101

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Liz's weekly roundup of Rakudo news, the 101st of these.

Take a walk on the C side, ddt, du du, du du ...

by Nadim Khemir (NKH)

Nadim shows how Data::Dump::Tree displays the different NativeCall elements.

Moritz's ten years of Rakudo

by Moritz Lenz (MORITZ)

Moritz reminisces on his ten years in the Rakudo project.

EPO's booklet introducing Rakudo

by Mark Keating

Mark has been working on a booklet that introduces Rakudo, for distribution both inside and outside the Perl community.

One person's review of Rakudo

by Evan Miller

A long review of Rakudo that tries to give a balanced perspective, after using it for a while, and writing a small library in it. One of his summary lines is that Rakudo "lacks a strong 'hook', and it's also kind of slow", and also "certainly alone in the audacity of its ambitions and sheer complexity of the language".

The Perl Conference in Amsterdam

Lance Wicks' report

Lance's perspective on the conference, with links to slides for the two talks he gave. One of them was on the Pull Request Challenge, so I'm looking forward to the watching the video.

How to make Perl conferences beginner friendly

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Some of the first-time attendees as TPC::iA thought it wasn't very beginner-friendly. Thomas shares some ideas for addressing that.

Things Thomas Klausner learned at the European Perl Conference 2017

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

Thomas shares a list of the things he learned at TPC::iA, and looks forward to Glasgow.

The Perl Foundation

Grant Proposal: Complete YAML::PP

by Will Coleda (COKE)

Tina Müller has requested a grant of $2500 to complete YAML::PP, a new pure perl YAML parser, a key goal for which is support of YAML 1.2. If you've got an opinion, you can share it in the comments.

Grant approved: revitalize

by Will Coleda (COKE)

The grant proposal by André Walker, to sort out, has been approved.

Samantha McVey's grant update 3

by Samantha McVey

An update from Samantha on her Rakduo unicode grant work.

Hotel rooms and The Perl Conference

by Dan Wright (DWRIGHT)

This year TPF ended up having to pay $10k for hotel rooms that weren't taken up for YAPC::NA. Dan explains why, and what is going to change as a result.

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