Issue #476 - 2020-09-07 - Migrate to Perl 7

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Hi there

Recently I came across blog post talking about preparation to Migrate to Perl 7. It is always nice to see ActiveState is showing interest. ActiveState has been the in the forefront when it comes to Perl on Windows imho. I have always kept a copy of ActiveState Perl on my windows box, just in case. Not many books available on Perl 7 except one, Preparing for Perl 7 by brian d foy. It is the best introduction to Perl 7.

Are you looking for introduction to Git/GitHub?

If you say yes then I would highly recommend the latest blog by Dave Cross. Although he doesn't blog very often these days but everytime he does I make sure I don't miss it. There is always something for everyone.

Erki Ferenc, currently maintain and support Rex, the friendly automation framework. He recently shared a blog looking for sponsor. Do you use Rex? If you do then please do become the first sponsor.

Last but not the least, if you are active on Facebook, then do checkout Perl Town Hall every Friday. It is fun to watch Will Braswell live in action every week.

Enjoy rest of the newsletter and don't forget to keep social distancing.

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. See stats from the previous weeks.

CPAN uploads

Last week there were a total of 209 uploads to CPAN of 131 distinct distributions by 78 different authors. Number of distributions with link to VCS: 94. Number of distros with CI: 38.


RxPerl release candidate is out

by Karjala

Karjala announced release candidate v0.16.0 on CPAN.

Monthly Report - August

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

It is time for monthly report. Time to reflect the month just passed.


Why I don't try the Perl Weekly Challenges

by Lady Aleena

Lady Aleena shared her views why she hasn't yet joined the weekly challenge.

Fixing an example in Mojolicious

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio fixed bug he found in a Cookbook for Mojolicious.


Perl 7 – How To Start Preparing To Make The Transition?

by Dana Crane

Dana takes us through the preparation of transition to Perl 7.

Learn Enough Git and Github to take part in the Weekly Challenge

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

In response to Lady Aleena blog, Dave Cross shared this blog to help her and anyone who wants quick introduction to Git/GitHub.

A concise mtime sorted directory listing application

by Sebastien Feugere

Perfect use of Mojolicious::Lite and Mojo::File. Please checkout cool application created with the right tool.

The Weekly Challenge

The 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.

The Weekly Challenge - 077

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome new week with couple of fun tasks "Fibonacci Sum" and "Lonely X". If you are new to the weekly challenge then why not join us and have fun every week. For more information, please read FAQ page.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 076

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy quick recap of last week contributions by the Team PWC dealing with the "Prime Sum" and "Word Search" tasks in Perl and Raku. This week check out the unique ways of word search task. I am confident you will be amazed by the quality of solutions by Team PWC.

Raku Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 075

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Please check out the video review of Raku solutions to the task "Coins Sum" and "Largest Rectangle Histogram" by Andrew Shitov.

Perl Weekly Challenge 076

by Adam Russell

Adam made use of pre-computed Prime Numbers to solve the "Prime Sum" task.

Challenge 076

by Andinus

Welcome on board, Andinus. Congratulation on your first blog for The Weekly Challenge.

Primal Words with Raku

by Arne Sommer

Arne blog is once again full of Raku magics. I will revisit sometime next for thorough read.

Sum of Individuals Gives Meaning - CY's Take on PWC#076

by Cheok-Yin Fung

Cheok-Yin used Goldbach's conjecture to solve "Prime Sum" task. She shared her fight with the other task "Word Search".

Wear a Wig to Play the Goldbach Variations!

by Colin Crain

I would like to confess one thing today, I read Colin's blog not for solution but for story behind the scene.


by Javier Luque

Another cool example of Goldbach conjecture to solve "Prime Sum" task. Even "Word Search" solution is also cool.

Perl Weekly Challenge 76: Letter Grid

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent skipped "Prime Sum" task because of lack of time. However he did manage to get the "Word Search" task done on time.

Perl Weekly Challenge 76: my last PWC (for a while)

by Luca Ferrari

Luca, all the best for your eye surgery. Hope everything goes smooth and you regain the sight in both eyes.

Week #076: Prime Sum & Word Search

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Please checkout my fight with the task "Prime Sum" and "Word Search" in Perl and Raku.

Solving word search puzzles in Perl

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

The "Word Search" task was proposed by Neil Bowers himself. So I was expecting some magic from him. I must say he didn't disappoint me. Thanks Neil for the blog.

Perl Weekly Challenge 76: prime sum and word search

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger played with Python once again. I loved his "Prime Sum" explanation, very unique.

Perl Weekly Challenge 076

by Simon Green

Simon is so precise in his narration. You can never miss the point.


by Shahed Nooshmand

Shahed blog is always full of Raku magic. This time, I found .sum, cool.

Perl Weekly Challenge #76

by Walt Mankowski

Precise description of Goldbach conjecture and cool implementation of Sieve of Eratosthenes.


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.

How to combine arrays to a multi-dimensional array and save them to CSV file

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Based on a question from a reader. Thanks to supporters via Patreon.

Perl Tk text widget to be used as a console

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

A screencast using Perl Tk. Thanks to supporters via Patreon.


2020.35 Election Candidacies

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Facebook poll about a Perl-based web app

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

The results from the two groups surprised me a lot. Which just mean I should not make any assumptions.

Gabor self reporting for 2020.08

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I am interested both in measuring the things I did and in trying to measure their impact which, in the end, is the more important thing.


17:30 September 9, 2020 (America/Indiana (UTC-4:00) (English)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Don't go chasing waterfalls . . .

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We aren't Mal-teasing this is the Perl job you've been waiting for!

The client is a financial company whose meteoric growth over the last twenty years means that they're a solid investment for anyone looking to make a change in location for their career. 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.This may be the perfect opportunity for you.

Not your ordinary town! Perl job in Malaysia!

New, rapidly growing town? Check. Exciting travel opportunities a short drive from home? Check. Excellent employer in a scenic science park? Check, check, check. Now that you know Cyberjaya checks all your boxes, the only thing left to do is send us an email and let us know you're ready to put down roots in the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia!

Variety is the spice of life! Perl Developer role in Dubai!

Spice up your 9-to-5 in the playground of the rich and famous. Not content with the status quo, you want to see the world. Explore the narrow alleys of the old city, barter for Baharat in one of the world's largest spice markets, and spend weekends ankle-deep in powdery white sands'all of this is in reach if you read on for our next big opportunity with a thriving international client in Dubai!

Free Lunch? Yes, Please. Perl job in Vienna.

One of the largest product and price comparison platforms in German-speaking countries is on the hunt for a Perl programmer who wants to use their skills to eradicate inflated prices. The successful candidate will relish the chance to join a team that attributes nearly two decades of success to an uncompromising commitment to transparency, objectivity, and quality content.

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