Issue #508 - 2021-04-19 - Perl Steering Committee (PSC)

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Hi there

The start of last week was terrible for all Perl fans. We found out that Sawyer had decided to step down from the Perl Steering Council and all other affiliates. At this time, when Perl is making a nice comeback, this came as quite a shocker. We need him now, more than ever, to be actively involved and take us to a new heights. Having said that, I do respect his decision and wish him all the best. I hope to meet him once again personally at some Perl conference.

We shouldn't lose hope, though. Neil Bowers came up with detailed plan that gave me confidence that we will bounce back.

I have seen Sawyer regularly at London Perl Workshops but never got to speak to him. Then came a big moment of my life, I was giving my talk Create tube map in 20 minutes using Map::Tube at the London Perl Workshops in 2017. Sawyer was the man behind the camera recording the talk. At the end of the talk, Sawyer came up to me and suggested how I could automate some of the tasks I mentioned in the talk. It was a big fan moment for me. Everything is still so fresh in my mind.

Apologies for the delay as this is first edition for me during the month of Ramadan. I wish all the readers a very happy Ramadan. May ALLAH s.w.t. protect us all from the evils. Amen.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Dancer2 0.301002 Released

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

Jason shared the changes that the latest release of Dancer2 brought.

PDL 2.037

Please check out the detailed changes that the latest release will bring.

Perl Steering Council

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil shared the latest update with regard to the recent activities.

Google Season of Docs 2021 project proposals

by Jason McIntosh (JMAC)

The Perl Foundation has proposed a project to help improve Perl documentation.


Avoid CPAN conflicts in your personal Perl modules

by Mark Gardner

Mark suggests how to deal with CPAN conflicts.

6 months of blogging the onion

by Thibault Duponchelle

Thibault presents his blog contributions from the past six months.

Another trick for PERL5LIB

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio shared a really useful trick dealing with PERL5LIB.


by Thibault Duponchelle

Thibault shared the process of adopting a CPAN module.


On community hostility and the need for change on p5p

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Neil shared the behind-the-scenes story with the rest of the world. I am happy Neil is part of the team that is leading us forward.

Proposal for Perl Foundation Memberships

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

Dean shared a proposal for TPF.

A year of strife in Perl

by Leon Timmermans (LEONT)

Leon shares his truth in this blog post. Worth reading.


Key Perl Core developer quits

by Thomas Claburn

The Register published a news article about the recent news.


The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out of your comfort zone. You can even win prize money of $50 Amazon vouchers by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month from among all the contributors during that month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 109

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Chowla Numbers" and "Four Squares Puzzle". 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 - 108

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions the Team PWC dealing with the "Locate Memory" and "Bell Numbers" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 106

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 108

by Aaron Smith

You are going to enjoy the discussion in Aaron's blog post. I simply love it.

Perl Weekly Challenge 108: Locate Memory

by Abigail

Cool hack to get a memory location in Perl. Thanks Abigail for sharing with us.

Perl Weekly Challenge 108: Bell Numbers

by Abigail

Abigail once again gives us a glimpse of various languages while dealing with the Bell Numbers task. Thank you Abigail.

Memory Addresses and Bell Numbers: The Weekly Challenge 108

by Adam Russell

Adam took the opportunity to share solutions in Perl and Prolog. You don't want to miss the opportunity to dig deep.

Locate the Bell with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Arne is unbeatable when it comes to the creativity of his blog titles. You will also find the content to be high quality.

Partitions in Memories, A Triangular Palace

by Colin Crain

For me Colin's blog is very useful to improve my vocabulary. I love how he presents his thought process. I wish I could do that one day.

Hell's Bells, Margaret: Perl Weekly Challenge #108

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

A thorough discussion on the Bell Numbers task is the highlight of this blog post. You don't want to miss it.

PWC108 - Locate Memory

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio makes good use of the core Perl library. Nice interpretaion.

PWC108 - Bell Numbers

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio shares the power of state variables. Please check it out yourself.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 108

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

A very clean demonstration of Bell Numbers in Raku. Take this opportunity to learn Raku.

Perl Weekly Challenge 108: Locate Memory and Bell Numbers

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent is on a mission to show his skill. Plenty of choices of languages can be found in this blog post.

Perl Weekly Challenge 108

by W Luis Mochan

I enjoyed the refactoring process in the solution to the Bell Numbers task.

Perl Weekly Challenge 108 - Memory Layout and Bell Numbers

by Luca Ferrari

I loved the use of Raku's 'multi' feature. It makes code so clean and easy to read. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 108: Memory Bell

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

I loved the hack shared by Roger. It a nice reminder to all of us, RTFM.

Weekly Challenge 108

by Simon Green

What a coincidence, I also got some help from the same animated GIF. Nice to know that both of us follow the same path.

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.



2021.15 First Conf

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.


Toronto Perl Mongers Online Meeting

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Berlin Perl Mongers

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

US Based, Modern Perl Developer Role - 100% remote!

Our client is looking for a Perl programmer who wants to tame the job jungle for employers and employees through their candidate sourcing and data management products. The role is 100% remote within the United States.

A Role that Makes Dollars (and Cents). Perl Developer Role in London

If you are a senior Perl/JS programmer with a passion for finance and business, this could be the role you’ve been waiting for. Our client is looking for an individual who understands Go programming languages, is experienced with Python and Django, and knows the ins and outs of databases like MySQL, and NoSQL databases like Google BigTable.

That’s a Big Sandbox! Perl role in London

The client is interested in anyone with experience building web apps in Perl, using one of the major Perl frameworks. If you’re a crack-hand with Catalyst, a Mojolicious master, or a distinguished Dance, they want you. You’ll be deploying apps your work to AWS, so experience would be handy, and the company’s big on testing, so they’d like you to know your way around Test::More.

Vienna Does it Best. Perl Developer role in Vienna

Everyone loves a great deal, which is why our client’s team is thriving. As one of the largest and most trusted product and price comparison platforms in German-speaking countries, our client has made it their mission to save people from overpaying. Consider all candidates with strong Perl, but they make heavy use of PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch, and Modern Perl.

Join Our Merry Band of Perl Programmers

Our client is a financial company whose extraordinary growth over the last twenty years has seen them build a worldwide presence. They’ve recently opened a new location in Belarus and are looking for Perl developers with a strong background in Modern Perl – you should be comfortable with Moose and PSGI/Plack, and a solid grounding in using Perl’s testing tools.

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