Issue #45 - 2012-06-04 - Read Perl-Module-Documentation secretly in your bed at night

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I am way too busy nowadays. Taking my car to a garage once a week is a bit too much, and looking for a new car isn't easy either. Sometimes it's fun but when I have plenty of other things going on then I'd rather just have a working car and that's it.

I am also moving my sites to new servers which takes me way more time than it should. The Perl Weekly is still on the old one, is on a new one and is in between. Probably a bug at my DNS provider.

Anyway, this means I did not have enough time to write clever comments to all the posts. I think you will manage without them :).

The next two issues of the Perl Weekly will be sent from Madison, WI, USA which means it will arrive to your inbox a bit later than usual.

Let's see the posts then:

Gabor Szabo


Lese::Tipp - PerlyBook - CPAN Modul Dokumentation als E-Book

by Renee Baecker (RENEEB)

That would be Reading::Suggestions? Renee Baecker has announced PerlyBook that let's you 'Read Perl-Module-Documentation secretly in your bed at night.' The blog is in German but I am sure you'll find the link to the PerlyBook site.

YAPC::NA Live Stream URLs

If you cannot make it to YAPC::NA that starts in 9 days, you can still watch the talks live via the streaming. See the links for the channels.

NoCOUG contest: the Perl dark horse entry

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

I think Yanick Champoux (yanick) wants you to participate in this contest. Judging from the example he shows, there is some serious golfing involved.

Italian Perl workshop

It will take place between October 11-12, 2012 in Bologna, Italy.


A Porter's Tale

by Buddy Burden (BAREFOOT)

Buddy Burden describes how he ported old Perl code, running on 5.8.9, to use 5.14.2. The easy parts and the pitfalls.

Why I Use Perl: Reliability

Another upgrade story. This time an almost flawless upgrade from perl 5.14 to the recently released 5.16. chromatic uses hundreds of CPAN modules and all but 3 installed correctly on the new version of perl. Even those 3 were easily fixable issues. So why are companies afraid of upgrade? Because they don't know how to easily test if their system still works after the upgrade.

Moving modules across perlbrew installations

by Breno de Oliveira (GARU)

If that was not enouh about upgrading then look here. David Austin complained that it is hard to ensure you install all the CPAN modules in the new perl after upgrading. Breno G. de Oliveira (garu) had a quick solution. - I'd say this problem only means you don't have proper configuration management, but I would not say it too loud because I don't have either :(


The Ever Evolving Sqitch Plan

by David E. Wheeler (theory)

Sqitch: Back to the VCS

by David E. Wheeler (theory)

RFC: Unicode 6.2 changes

Karl Williamson asked for feedback from Perl developers.

Stealing from Python

by Alberto Simões (AMBS)

Alberto Simoes brings up some language constructs and built-in subroutines from Python that he would like to see in Perl.



by Paul Johnson (PJCJ)

Paul Johnson has started work on his Devel::Cover grant from TPF which includes a new home for the CPANCover web site. I did not even know about that site. Yay!

App-ArchiveDevelCover 1.001

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

by Thomas Klausner sounds cool. You can collect coverage reports and even see the changes between the previous and the current report.


Perl 6

Niecza Perl 6 v18

by Stefan O'Rear


I usually list the next 3-4 events here. The list of all the events can be found on on the web site. If your Perl event is not in the list, let me know.


June 13-15, 2012, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

French Perl workshop

June 29-30, 2012, Strasbourg

YAPC::EU 2012

August 20-22, 2012, Frankfurt, Germany

YAPC::Asia Tokyo 2012

September 27-29, 2012, Tokyo, Japan

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