Issue #425 - 2019-09-16 - What is in a name?

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Hi there!

How do these sound to you?

Camelia weekly

Raku weekly

ofun weekly


Just trying the sound of these names.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


London Perl Workshop CFP Deadline: Mon 30 Sept

You have two weeks to submit your CFP.

"Perl" in the name "Perl 6" is confusing and irritating

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

This is a ticket with a long discussion on changing the name of Perl 6 to Camelia, Raku, ofun, or whatever. (Not *). A fun read even if you don't want to voice your opinion. Personally I don't know if a name change will make any difference in attracting new people to either of the languages, but at least it will, hopefully, let the two communities stop fighting and get a peaceful divorce.


Signatures vs. Methods

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Multiple inheritance will drive you crazy no matter what.

Simple CLIs using Do v1.70

by Al Newkirk (AWNCORP)

Do is a modern Perl development framework and foundational set of types, functions, classes, patterns, and interfaces for jump-starting application development.


Task::Kensho needs your help!

by Dan Book (DBOOK)

Task::Kensho is a curated list of CPAN modules, but it needs your help. Discuss it here

How Did Perl Lose Ground to Bash?

Surprising, some interesting thoughts there.



Perl Weekly Challenge

The Perl Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out from your comfort-zone. You can even win the prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. The weekly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 026

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Don't miss the fun and try new challenges every week. For more information, please read FAQ page.

RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 025

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Review of last week challenge. There are plenty of great solutions.

Pokemon Name Ladder

by Adam Russell

Adam made use of graph theory to solve Pokemon sequence task. It is always fun to read the blog.

Chaocipher Card Simulation

by Adam Russell

Adam used card deck to show his solution to Chaocipher. A very interesting take, must read.

Pokemon Chiao, Perl 6

by Arne Sommer

Being a big fan of Arne, I can't stop reading the blog. He is simply the best. You can't afford to miss his blog.

Perl Weekly Challenge 25: Pokémon Sequence and Chaocipher

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent would never let you down. This time also he came up with ground up solutions.

Perl Weekly Challenge 25

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger use of recursion, made it look so simple. You must checkout his solution.

Perl Weekly Challenge W025 - Longest Pokemon Sequence, Chaocipher

by Yet Ebreo

Yet came up first with clean solution to the Pokemon sequence task. Highly recommended.

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

2019.35/6 Ovid Trepidated

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections


London Perl Workshop 2019

October 19, 2019. David Game College, 31 Jewry St, London EC3N 2ET

Barcelon Perl and Friends 2019

November 9, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. A free one-day conference for Geeks and Friends

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Enjoy Modern Perl with a properly Agile team in Manchester; mid-Level Perl Developer

Tired of seeing endless London-based Perl jobs? Want to program Modern Perl in the Glorious North instead, where the people are friendly, the tea tastes right, and you don’t have to share a city with Boris Johnson?

You’re Leaving, On a Jet Plane . . .

Let’s face it—your current job is missing something. Maybe you’re sick of Gary nuking his salmon in the microwave, or maybe you’ll scream if Susan sends you one more cat video. Sure, there are other jobs in your city, but maybe it’s time to think bigger. You know where everything is bigger? Texas, baby!

Come be a Perl developer in the smartest city in the USA

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Do you want to save the world using wit, intellect and a heavy dose of Perl?

Hippies used to be the ones trying to save the world — today the tech gurus have joined them. At least the ones inventing clever tech solutions that make the world a little bit of a better place. This particular company is doing their part by providing charities with online payment and campaign solutions.

A love-fest of job satisfaction

What if you had a job you loved, and that job helped other people find jobs they loved? If you’re an advocate of ‘sharing is caring’, then jump on the merry-go-round of contentment where everybody’s satisfied.

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