Issue #437 - 2019-12-09 - DC-Baltimore Perlyglot Workshop (DCBPW) in April

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Hi everyone!

The DC-Baltimore Perlyglot Workshop (DCBPW) was just announce. It will take place April 18-19 2020 in Baltimore, MD. Perl, Raku and all programming languages and tools are welcome and encouraged topics at this event. Both CFP and registrations are now open, but note, the CFP closes January 6th. So submit your proposal now!

In other news, this week I have not seen the regular lists from Miguel Prz. I hope he is OK.

As usual, the Perl Weekly Challenge take a large part of the content.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Constant Platypus

by Graham Ollis (PLICEASE)

A common challenge in calling C functions from any language other than C or C++ is dealing with constants.

Working with CSV files using PDL

by Enkidu

I am glad to see someone posting about PDL. Make it regular and PDL might get some more use.


2020 Vision

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Dave seemed to have a lot of very similar ideas and initiatives to mine, except that his usually came a few years earlier. Two come to mind: organizing a local Perl Mongers group and having a Perl presence at FOSDEM, but there were more. I am looking forward to his ideas now so I'll know what I will come up in a few years from now. So yeah, good luck with them!


Grants: November 2019 Votes

by Will Coleda (COKE)

'Implement Perl Binding for libuv' was approved.

Asking for Rakudo.js grant feedback

by Paweł Murias (PMURIAS)

Work on the Rakudo.js grant has been completed and Pawel is at the stage where community feedback is needed.

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 - 038

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 037

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Duane Powell

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Please check out the short interview with the "Perl Weekly Challenge - 036" winner Duane Powell.

Weekdays and Daytimes

by Adam Russell

Adam went one step further and fetched the data using web scraping technique. A very good use of HTML::TableExtract.

Weekdays, Daylight and Raku

by Arne Sommer

This week, I found Raku solutions easy to follow. Arne had his magic all over as always.

Sunrise and Sunset in Perl

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

The use of CPAN module DateTime::Event::Sunrise was a surprise package. Thanks Dave for introducing the distribution.

Perl Weekly Challenge 037: Weekdays and Daylight Gain/Loss

by E. Choroba (CHOROBA)

Choroba never misses the opportunity to use CPAN module. This time also he used the lovely Time::Piece to solve weekdays task.


by Javier Luque

I enjoyed Raku solutions more this time. It was written in Perl style.

Perl Weekly Challenge 37: Week Days in Each Month and Daylight Gain/loss

by Laurent Rosenfeld

I am a big fan of Laurent writing skill and his analytical skill. He is simply the best.

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.

Process the 6 headers of Markua

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Parsing Markua, the magical typewriter.


2019.48 Released Advent

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

A new compiler release of the Raku programming language.


The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.


DC-Baltimore Perlyglot Workshop (DCBPW) 2020

April 18-19 2020 Baltimore, MD

The Perl Conference 2020

June 23-27 2020 Houston, TX

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? The company is profitable, well-established, and family-owned, and have a strong set of benefits, not least of which a most-excellent coffee machine.

DevOps Daredevil Ready for Double Black Diamond Adventure

The client helps charities fundraise online and manages online payment systems for landlords, so you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’re contributing to the greater good. And if that’s not enough for you, did we mention the annual company ski trip AND the chance to work in the mountains near Lake Geneva for a week each year, all expenses paid? Giving back never felt so good!

Superheroes Spotted in Canary Wharf! Perl Developer in London

Look there, up in the sky: It’s a bird—it’s a plane—it’s you, saving UK job hunters from disaster one click at a time! Could you be the next Captain Career Search or Wonder Worker? If you’ve ever dreamed of donning the tights and mask, or even if you think you haven’t got the legs for the tights but would like to make a difference to people all over the UK, then read on.

A Perl Equation that just Makes Sense

This well-known company builds the that software hosting companies use to allow customers to build websites. The software you create will be deployed on thousands of servers all over the internet, and used by hundreds of thousands of people! Best of all, the client has a killer relocation program, so if you land this one, it’s Houston, here you come.

See the Hipster in his Natural Perl Environment

Our client provides a platform for musicians and industry professionals to manage their work and while making sure they get paid for it. If you support independent music, or if you’re just a fan of artists getting compensated enough to drop the “starving” part from their title, then this might be the job for you.

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