Issue #519 - 2021-07-05 - Crystal conference and course

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Hi there!

I am going to give a presentation at the Crystal 1.0 conference alongside Yukihiro 'Matz' Matsumoto and Bruce Perens (just to throw in two names you might be familiar with and to have some honor by association). It is taking place this Thursday. It is my first presentation at an international conference for a long time. Wish me luck!

If you cannot make it to the conference, but you are interested in learning Crystal, I am going to start an experimental programming Crystal course via Zoom. You can get more information and register here

As for Perl, it was a rather quiet week without a lot of posts, but still there is some nice stuff in here

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


A block... blocks

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Unsurprisingly, a BLOCK in Perl blocks a lot of things, including a package statement.

Gradual method renaming in Perl

by Mark Gardner

Refactoring code across several git repositories.

CPAN Bus Factor

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

A measurement of the risk resulting from information and capabilities not being shared among team members, derived from the phrase 'in case they get hit by a bus.'

adding the perl-support section to my CPAN modules

by Ricardo Signes (RJBS)

P5P has been working on new features for Perl and the CPAN authors had to refrain from using those as they were expected to 'support' old versions of Perl for organizations that don't support the Perl ecosystem and have no intention to upgrade the Perl they use. (In which case, IMHO they should also stick to the old versions of the modules that ran on their version of Perl.) Ricardo now takes the leap and makes it explicit that he is not going to waste his free time doing so.


by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

To write a CLI with a hierarchy of sub-commands. Something like the Git command-line interface client.

Announcing Date-ManipX-Almanac

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

You can specify 'tomorrow noon', and now also 'tomorrow sunrise' However it only works in English. Would you like to help Tom add support for other languages as well?

PLS: Perl Language Server

If you are a Visual Studio Code user you might want to try this new plugin.

Handling of symlinks on Windows (Perl, MSYS2, Cygwin)

by Håkon Hægland

Tying to get the Perl language server to work on Windows. A lot of mess and a partial success.


The Weekly Challenge

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The Weekly Challenge - 120

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Swap Odd/Even bits" and "Clock Angle". If you are new to the weekly challenge then why not join us and have fun every week. For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 119

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Swap Nibbles" and "Sequence without 1-on-1" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 119

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Perl Weekly Challenge 119

by W Luis Mochan

Weekly Challenge 119

by Simon Green

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