Issue #472 - 2020-08-10 - Perl Steering Committee

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The newly formed "Perl Steering Committee" has put together a detailed explanation on proposed state of Perl 7. It is a rather long email from Ricardo Signes but worth reading every line of it. Kudos to Ricardo for putting together such a detailed explanation.

TPF Marketing committee came up with survey to help with marketing strategies and branding. I would request the Perl and Raku community members to share their views with the TPF Marketing committee.

In the last edition of the weekly newsletter, Gabor mentioned about our Patreon profile. We had great response and found some generous supporters. Gabor thanked the supporters in the blog. I followed the footsteps of Gabor, wrote thank you blog.

Last but not the least, you please look after yourself and your loved ones. Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


This is a new section of some data we collect with scripts. Let's figure out what numbers could be interesting. The script(s) are in the Git repository of the Perl Weekly.

CPAN uploads

Last week there were a total of 217 uploads to CPAN of 160 distinct distributions by 94 different authors.


Term::ANSIColor and (lack of) the terminal

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Did you ever want to have colourful terminal? Please checkout the blog for answer.

SVG path in a rectangle

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Detailed SVG analysis with regard to dealing with rectangle.

Encrypting with OpenSSL enc

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Deep secret of openssl command is exposed in the blog.

Deep clone of a data structure in Perl

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio shared various method of deep cloning.

Support of dynamic dimensions for nested loops

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio nested lLoops implementation of the iterator solution.


On Perl 7 and the Perl Steering Committee

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

Please checkout the Ricardo explanation on state of Perl 7.

The Perl Ambassador: Curtis 'Ovid' Poe

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Please check out the second interview of the series with Curtis.

Supporting Perl-related creators via Patreon

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Gabor thanks all the supporters.

Thank you for the support

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Here is my little thank you to all my Patreon supporters.


JSON::PP - an unsung hero?

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio shared the little secret JSON::PP has been part of core Perl since May 2011.


by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Find out the power of Log::Log4perl::Tiny as shared by Flavio.

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. We pick one winner at the end of the month among all the contributors of the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

Perl Weekly Challenge - 073

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 - 072

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 071

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Raku Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 071

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Raku Solutions Review by Andrew Shitov.

Using -s with Perl One Liners

by Adam Russell

Adam shared little secret -s command line option.

n! has how many trailing zeroes?

by Adam Russell

Adam shared interesting ways dealing with trailing zeros.

Zero Lines with Raku & Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne still participating in weekly challenge while on holidays.

Raku challenge Week 72

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew shared the internals of Raku when dealing with files.

Flip-Flops Leaving a Trail of Zeros

by Colin Crain

Colin blog title is giving a tough competition to Arne Sommer.

Perl Weekly Challenge #72

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave blog is always like tutorial, highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challege: 072

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Jaldhar shared the power of Raku and Perl when computing factorial.


by Javier Luque

Javier shared how he calculated the factorial. Too good.

Perl Weekly Challenge 72: One-Liners for Trailing Zeros and Line Ranges

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent went beyond solving the task and shared the various different aspects of the task.

Perl Weekly Challenge 72: trailng zeros and line filter

by Luca Ferrari

Luca has been dealing many issues in his personal life but still managing time to do weekly challenges. Incredible.

BLOG: The Weekly Challenge #072

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Play time with Perl and Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge 72: factorial zeroes and line ranges

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger dealing with Math::GMP completely bowled me over. Cool attempt.

Perl Weekly Challenge 072

by Simon Green

Sweet and short blog as always.

The Weekly Challenge in Raku : Week 72 (Part 1)

by Simon Proctor

Simon shared many ways to count trailing zeros. Using the full power of Raku.

The Weekly Challenge in Raku : Week 72 (Part 2)

by Simon Proctor

In this second blog of the week, Simon explored the super power of Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge #72

by Walt Mankowski

Walt blog is the best where you see the comparison between 2 or more languages. 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.

Start using the MetaCPAN API Client to fetch the list of most recently uploaded Perl modules

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A short article and video on how to find out more about a Perl module that you are not familar with. It was created thanks to my supporters via Patreon. Support me so I can make more!


Live session with Lance

by Lance Wicks (LANCEW)

Working with the weekly challenge #072.

Live session with Mohammad

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Dealing with Peak elements task.

Live session with Mohammad

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Dealing with Trim Linked List task.


2020.31 TwentyTwenty

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Looking for a job while being unemployed

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

To be clear, I am not looking for a job, I am just thinking aloud about the others who do from my limited perspective.

Full-time employment

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I've started a series of posts where I write about the various Business Models or Income streams I have or I might have and what are the pros and cons. It is mostly a self-reflection, but might be interesting to others as well.

Goal - Mission Statement

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Every business needs a mission statement, even if your business is just to get by while doing (mostly) good.


The Meeting Page and the Perl Weekly Calendar

19:00 August 11, 2020 (Europe/Amsterdam (UTC+2:00) (Dutch/English)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Your mission, should you choose to accept it . . .

You???ve always known you were meant for greatness. Managing a team of two or three has been great, but you???re ready to ascend to the next level. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to parachute into this plummy new role to hone your leadership skills and show those at the top that you???re ready for the next big leap.

Just Another Day Working in Perl Paradise (Perl developer job in Malta)

Our client is a financial company whose growth over the last twenty years has been nothing short of impressive. They started with the idea that online trading should be available to all, and from there, they???ve built a company with multiple locations worldwide. If you want to be part of a business that is thriving, this may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Why working as a Perl developer in Vienna is going to change your life

For many of our developers, 2020???s also been an exceptionally uncertain year. Lay-offs, furloughs, comapnies implementing strict cost-cutting measures. Wouldn???t it be nice to work for a company that???s actually been _growing_ during lockdown? Our client???s in a buouyant position, and they???re looking for someone like you to come and join them.

Adventure Awaits for one Lucky Perl Developer in Dubai

Where can you go from sun-and-sand to ski-slopes-and-snow in under an hour? We???ll give you a hint: it???s the same place you???ll find incredible architecture, world-class shops, a diverse, friendly population, and your new, exciting job. That???s right???you???re headed to Dubai!

Greenery and Go-Karts and Golf, Oh My! Perl job in Malaysia

There are plenty of perks to living in a big city but big cities often mean concrete jungles without much green space. Not so in Cyberjaya; this tech-driven city has a huge park, and it???s situated right next to Putrajaya, which has parks, wetlands, and botanical gardens for all your greenspace needs. Ready for big city vibes with little town greenery? Then read on!

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