Issue #376 - 2018-10-08 - Hacktoberfest 2018

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The Hacktoberfest 2018 is the 5th Edition. I am always surprised by the popularity of the event. Sometimes I wonder, why can't this be repeated every month of the year, instead of just October. Those who don't know what I am talking about, The Hacktoberfest challenge is an annual event run by DigitalOcean, where you are encouraged to submit at least 5 Pull Request to any distribution hosted on GitHub in the month of October. In return you will receive specially designed FREE T-Shirt delivered to you anywhere in the world.

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Git Submodule Vulnerability

by Jeff King

The Git project has disclosed CVE-2018-17456, a vulnerability in Git that can cause arbitrary code to be executed when a user clones a malicious repository. Git v2.19.1 has been released with a fix, along with backports in v2.14.5, v2.15.3, v2.16.5, v2.17.2, and v2.18.1. We encourage all users to update their clients to protect themselves.

Boston Perl Mongers

by Bill Ricker

On 9th October 2018, The Boston Perl Mongers is hosted by MaxMind. The speaker for the event is Mark Fowler. He is going to talk about Perl Advent calendar.


Measuring language popularity

by Jeffrey Kegler (JKEGL)

Measures of language popularity, even those based on usage in actual codebases, are far more rough than you might think according to Jeffrey. Jeffrey's main interest, as usual, is parsing and he proposes a way to improve the counts with more sophisticated parsing. In the meantime, those of you skimming his post for just the stuff about how the language statistics are gathered (apparently they are not based on actual line counts) should glance at the footnotes.


by Herbert Breunung (LICHTKIND)

In the ongoing series, Herbert, take us through naming methods. I like the way he build the story around the topic. A very informative take on the subject. A must read for every Perl6 lover.

Monthly Report & Hacktoberfest 2018

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

As per the tradition, here is my monthly report for September 2018.


1000+ Pull Requests: What kept me going?

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Here I share the secret of 1000+ Pull Request. Want to know? Find out yourself here.


Unicode::Properties slated for removal

by Ben Bullock (BKB)

Ben announced that he is planning to remove the module Unicode::Propoerties from CPAN, primarily because it is using faulty methodology to get the properties.


Take Another Look Moose

by John Scoles (BYTEROCK)

One more blog on Moose by @byterock.


CPAN Security Advisory

by Viacheslav Tykhanovskyi (VTI)

This is a database of the security advisories for the Perl modules uploaded to CPAN. This is a hand-picked database. If you want to be automatically notified when one of your dependencies has a security issue

Perl 5

Perl 5 interpreter Analyzer

by Svyatoslav Razmyslov

Svyatoslav shares his findings when analyzing Perl 5 interpreter. Interesting read for Perl 5 lover.

String Interpolation of Constants in Perl 5

by Kirk Lewis

A very interesting article explaining to how string interpolation of constants work in Perl 5.

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.

Perl 6

2018.40 Lesser Than Two

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Alias for Perl 6

by Zoffix Znet (ZOFFIX)

Zoffix re-opened the issue with the blog, requesting Larry Wall to create a language name alias for Perl 6.

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