Issue #373 - 2018-09-17 - YEF: Ctrl-Alt-Del

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Hi there,

Do you care about Perl? Do you think personal face-to-face meetings beat the hell out of online connections?

Do you live in Europe?

YEF, the organization on top of the European Perl conferences needs your involvement!

Otherwise just enjoy our week!

Gabor Szabo


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The Perl Advent Calendar 2018 Wants You

by Mark Fowler (MARKF)

As in many previous years, this year again we expect to have a Christmas, and before it the Advent for which Perl community has the Perl Advent Calendar. Surprisingly, this does not happen out of the blue, some people actually prepare those articles. See CFP for The Perl Advent Calendar for yourself!

Rebooting Perl Conference organization in Europe - we need your help!

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

After 15 years of work, the current YEF setup is not working too well anymore. Therefore, we would like to invite all people who want to continue to have informative, fun, cool (and maybe slightly crazy) Perl conferences and events in Europe to join us.

The mission:

Assembly a group of people who are interesting in (and capable of) organizing Perl events in Europe; define tools we can use; share our knowledge; so we can continue to have great Perl Events, with a focus on "the conference previously known as YAPC". Join the mailing list!

YEF: Ctrl-Alt-Del

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

A much more personal view on YEF


tmux a terminal multiplexer

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I am surprised how many people don't use any terminal multiplexer. So here are my notes.


Trying the Fira Code font

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

This looks crazy. On one hand the operators look probably much closer to their meaning, on the other hand this hides the actual characters in use. Certainly interesting. I wonder if this will catch on.

Mix assignment and reference aliasing with declared_refs

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

New experimental features in Perl 5.26.


What are your thoughts on sigils?

Some very interesting comments there.


July 2018 Grant Votes

There was one proposal that was not approved.

Call for Grant Proposals (September 2018 Round)

The deadline is September 30th

Perl Tutorial

A section for newbies and for people who need some refreshing of their Perl knowledge. If you have questions or suggestions about the articles, let me know and I'll try to make the necessary changes. The included articles are from the Perl Maven Tutorial and are part of the Perl Maven eBook.

Memory use of sparse arrays in Perl

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

How much memory does this use? my @a; $a[1_000_000] = 1;

Perl 6

2018.37 A DEtour of Damian

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Perl6::Math::Matrix (Part 2: Converter)

by Herbert Breunung (LICHTKIND)

In this series of articles lichtkind reflects and expand on a talk he gave this year in Glasgow were he spoke about writing Perl 6 modules in general and his own module in particular.

How subroutine signatures work in Perl 6

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

In the fourth article in this series comparing Perl 5 to Perl 6, learn how signatures work in Perl 6.

Weekly collections

Event reports



London Perl Workshop 2018

November 24th, 2018, London

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