Issue #492 - 2020-12-28 - Perl Steering Council Election

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Finally we now have 3 elected members i.e. Ricardo Signes, Neil Bowers and Sawyer X of Perl Steering Council Election. Hearty congratulations to all three members. If anyone interested in the voting process then please follow Poll Results: Perl Steering Council Election page.

Are you interested in Perl 7 updates?

I found two very insightful source with regard to Perl 7 news e.g. Perl 7 FAQ and RFC -- Evolving Perl: a Decision Theory Approach to the Challenges of Perl 7.

I am sure you must have enjoyed the flood of many Advent Calendars, specially Perl Advent Calendar 2020. We also had mix bag of Perl and Raku gems making up the The Weekly Challenge Advent Calendar 2020.

Did you miss something this festive season? I did.

Well, I didn't hear any noise with regard to the most loved annual event 24PullRequest. In the past, start of december means two things for me, one is Advent Calendar and the second is 24PullRequest challenge. What a shame I didn't participate this year. I hope new year 2021 would bring the fresh energy.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


The Top 10 Programming Tasks That Perl Is Used For

In today’s cloud-centric age, Perl remains a highly valuable and versatile tool. To prove the point, here’s a countdown of the top ten most common tasks that Perl is used for. You can (arguably) accomplish these more easily with Perl even today!


In this section we show some collected stats. Let's figure out which numbers could be interesting. The scripts are in the bin directory of the Perl Weekly Git repository.

CPAN uploads

Last week there were a total of 190 uploads to CPAN of 132 distinct distributions by 71 different authors. Number of distributions with link to VCS: 112. Number of distros with CI: 65. Number of distros with bugtracker: 98.


Number of posts last week: BPO: 6; DevTo: 3; 0; PerlAcademy: 0; PerlHacks: 0; PerlMaven: 0; Reddit: 19; TPF: 1;


First Perl Steering Council elected to replace Pumpking position

by Christian Walde (MITHALDU)

Introduction to the Perl Steering Council members.


Generalized Chinese Remainder Theorem

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio playing with Chinese Remainder Theorem. Nice trick with numbers.

The Definitive Conway's Game of Life

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio introducing the Conway's Game of Life.

Perl Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out from your comfort-zone. You can even win 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 during that month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 093

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Max Points" and "Sum Path". 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 - 092

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by the Team PWC dealing with the "Isomorphic Strings" and "Insert Interval" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 090

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 92

by Aaron Smith

Aaron sharing Raku gems with detailed description.

Perl Weekly Challenge 92, Part 1

by Abigail

Abigail has always surprised me with his analytical thought. Impressive.

Perl Weekly Challenge 92, Part 2

by Abigail

Abigail turned the harder task into a simple one. Plenty to learn from him. Highly Recommended.

Raku Challenge, Week 92, Issue 1

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andrew explained the Isomorphic Strings task so beautifully. Must Read.

Isomorphic Insertation with Raku

by Arne Sommer

With the power of Raku, Arne made the tasks look so easy. As always the detailed discussion is exceptionally good.

My Lava Lamp Pulsates in Harmony with the String Section

by Colin Crain

Reading Colin blog is always magical. It feels like reading fictional novel. Incredible kill.

PWC092 - Isomorphic Strings

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio knows the art of breaking task into pieces and then everything looks so simple and easy. Great job.

PWC092 - Insert Interval

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio pictorial breakdown of Insert Interval task is really cool. Must Read.

Solving Perl Weekly Challenge 092 -- Isomorphic Strings and Insert Interval.

by Kang-min Liu

Kang-min shared plenty of choices for each task. Highly Recommended.

Perl weekly challenge 92

by James Smith

James dealing with Insert Interval in a very unique way. Must Read.

Perl Weekly Challenge 92: Isomorphic Strings and Insert Intervals

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Like always, Laurent discuss all the possible ways of dealing with the task. Must Read.

Perl Weekly Challenge 92

by W Luis Mochan

Luis discussion of Insert Interval task is exceptional. Highly Recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 92: Isomorphic Interval

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger in-line comment makes it so easy to follow the code. Highly Recommended.

Weekly Challenge 092

by Simon Green

Simon kept his solution and discussion to the point. Good job.


2020.51 Merry ReleasMas

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Perl Dancer Course

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

The course is now ready for you to watch.


Berlin Perl Mongers

Wednesday, January 6, 2021; 7:00 PM GMT+1

Derrick Talks renv - Purdue Perl Mongers

Wednesday, January 13, 2021; 5:30 PM EST

Charlotte Perl Mongers - Using the ActiveState Platform

Wednesday, January 27, 2021; 6:00 PM EST

German Perl Workshop 2021

It will be in Leipzig on March 24-26 2021. CFP is open.

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

How do you look in a fig leaf? Perl role in Cambridge, UK

This organization is one of the world’s leading developers of medical diagnostic technologies and clinical software. They believe in security, wellness, and the importance of driving innovation to deliver patient benefit. In short: do-gooders doing good! Isn’t it about time you felt positive about what you do?

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.

Business Casual has a Whole New Meaning. Perl role in South Germany

Online shopping, socializing, working—it’s a digital world now, which is perfect for our client. As an international IT company managing millions of domains for retail and corporate customers in nearly every country in the world, they’re busier than ever—and they need a few senior Perl developers to help them continue to thrive.

Goodbye, Winter Blues. Hello, 300 Days of Perl Sunshine! 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.

This Company is No Shop of Horrors. Perl role in Canberra, Australia

With a mission that includes developing cost-efficient genotyping technology and promoting the development of crops adapted to suit their environment, this is a company that cares about doing great things, and that level of dedication extends to their people. If you’re located within Australia and this role sounds too delicious to pass up, drop us an email.

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