Issue #468 - 2020-07-13 - Is Cor the solution?

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Hi there

If you ask me this question today, then my short answer would be "Yes". I give credit to every member of the team working on the project. Curtis being one of them who does all the talk. If you follow the usual public platform like Facebook, Twitter and then you would see the regular updates from him. It is always nice to that it is making steady progress. Above all, it is making positive noise. My personal opinion is that Cor has been accepted by the wider Perl community based on what I read so far by various high profile members of the Perl community.

There is another news that caught my eyes last week, was an honest attempt by TPF and the marketing team headed by Mark Keating to make Perl #1 again. We as a community need to help the team to achieve the target. I was approached by the team and I humbly accepted to be a part of it. As of now, I don't know how I am going to help the cause. Hopefully in the coming weeks, the marketing team would make the plan crystal clear.

On a side note, this is my 56th edition of the newsletter. With this, I have now gone past Neil Bowers (55 issues). The only editor who has done more than me is now Yanick Champoux (63 issues). It would take another 4 months to go past him and becomes the second in line after the chief editor Gabor Szabo (264 issues).

Last but not the least, you take care of yourself and your family. Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar

Announcements Virtual Meeting: July 23

by David Mertens (DCMERTENS)

David announced the virtual meeting of

Type System for Cor

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Curtis shared the proposal for the Type System for Cor.


Bézier curves

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

What is Bézier curves? well read the short blog to find out more about it.

Posts publishing routine in a script

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

In the blog, Flavio shared his automation script for publishing.

Derivatives of Bézier curves

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

If you read the earlier blog about Bézier curves then you are going to find this interesting as well.

Extremes for Bézier curves

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

In this blog, Flavio take us through the mathematic formula behind the derivative for Bézier curves.

Encoding pitfall

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

This was fun reading, as it solved the encoding issue in one of Flavio script.

Parsing toolkit in cglib

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Find out about Parser for Object::Model. I am not sure if I understood the point behind it.

Parsing SVG paths

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

A complete solution to parsing SVG path, pretty serious coding.


A FIXIT-dive into an old CPAN module

by Salve Nilsen (SJN)

A practical approach to deal with old abandoned CPAN module.

Late Weekly challenge 67 #1 only

by Myoungjin Jeon

Myoungjin, a professional Japanese Chef, brought the Perl Enthusiast inside him out after reading about Perl Weekly Challenge

It was bound to happen.

by Erez Schatz

Erez dig out his past blog from 2011 talking about giving code name to next major Perl release.



A command line tools for Refactoring Perl.

Perl Weekly Challenge

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Perl Weekly Challenge - 069

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RECAP - Perl Weekly Challenge - 068

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Raku Challenge Week 68

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew continued his journey with the weekly challenge and shared another gem from his collections.

Zero Order with Raku & Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne is kindly sharing his Perl side now. You don't want to miss it.

Zero-Sum Basket Weaving

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A very clean object oriented solution to the Linked List task.

Perl Weekly Challenge 68

by Luca Ferrari

Interesting approach to the Linked List task, must read.

BLOG: The Weekly Challenge #068

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Catching up last week blog with Perl and Raku solutions.

Perl Weekly Challenge 68: zero matrix and list reordering

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger shared his test driven solutions, interesting take.


by Shahed Nooshmand

Shahed shared his Raku power one more time.

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.


2020.27 Advanced Beginning

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Perl Maven LinkedIn page

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

If you have an account on LinkedIn, follow this new page where I am going to share code-snippets, examples, and quizzes about Perl. Help me reach others by like-ing the posts.

LinkedIn Pages - by language or by topic?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I have now 8 LinkedIn pages. I think I got a bit carried away. The question, shall I group my posts by human language or by topic? Or maybe both?

LinkedIn Hashtags and follower counts

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

If I am already investing a lot of time and energy posting on LinkedIn, I would like to have a bigger impact and reach more people. One way to do that is to use hashtags. So I was really curious how many people follow various hashtags that might be relevant to the subjects I write about.


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