Issue #543 - 2021-12-20 - Happy Birthday!

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Hi there!

Thomas Klausner sent me a bunch of links and suggestion, let me share them first:

Abigail has a series of Advent posts starting from day 01. I did not find a page listing all the entries but you can get to them by changing the URL. Smylers is doing crazy stuff with vim (and perl). One can find a lot of inspiring code (Perl, Raku and of course other languages) in the various 'Solution Megathreads' on Reddit. Finally domm himself has a few Advent related posts.

Today we are celebrating the 80th birthday of my mother. Due to the pandemic we cannot celebrate in the same space, but we have collected some videos from the family members and her friends and we are going to have a Zoom session. Much better than not being able to celebrate at all. Happy birthday mom!

In a few days a large part of the world is going to celebrate the birthday of another Jew.

Merry Christmas!

Gabor Szabo


GNU timeout annoyed me so I replaced it; or an extremely simple introduction to fork() and signal handling in perl

by David Cantrell (DCANTRELL)

One of the problems CPAN testers are facing is code that hangs. That just sits there waiting for Godot.

AoC 2021/09 - Flood fill

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

The Advent of Code puzzle 9 from 2021: using the flood fill algorithm.

Advent Of Code 2021, Day 1: Sonar Sweep

by Abigail

The first part of the Abigail's Advent series. You can edit the URL to see the rest of the posts. The source of the posts is available on GitHub.

Advent of Code Day 9 to 14

by Thomas Klausner (DOMM)

A brief note on Log4perl

by Mark Gardner

Does the vulnaribility in the Java package impact the similarly named package in Perl?

AoC 2021/11 - Calm Dumbo Octopuses

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

On with Advent of Code puzzle 11 from 2021: taking it with calmness.

My Favorite Warnings: syntax

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Warnings category syntax contains a number of sub-categories representing possibly-problematic syntax. These include ambiguous syntax, problematic bareword usage, invalid printf conversions, and more.


Larry Wall website???

The author asks when will Larry Wall update his website and I think the response is great: 'Why would you update a masterpiece like that?'

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 voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month from among all of the contributors during the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 144

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Semiprime" and "Ulam Sequence". 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 - 143

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 138

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 139

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Stealthy Calculations

by Adam Russell

What a treat, a complete parser for the Calculator task. You don't want to skip it. Keep it up great work.

Stealthy Calculator with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Brilliant piece of work to showcase the power of EVAL and Raku Grammars. Thanks for your contributions.

Ninja Numbers Hiding In Trees: The Weekly Challenge #143

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

A complete solution in Perl using the power of regex. I loved the story. Great work, keep it up.

PWC143 - Calculator

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Another cool example of Raku Grammars. Well organised blog, worth keeping it bookmarked. Thanks for sharing.

PWC143 - Stealthy Number

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Looking at the quality Raku solutions, I feel like start contributing in Raku again. Thanks for the motivation.

Perl Weekly Challenge #143

by James Smith

No one can beat James in writing beautiful Perl code. I wish I could. Thanks for sharing compact solutions.

Perl Weekly Challenge 143: Calculator and Stealthy Numbers

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent shared the power of EVAL and its issues. Nice blog post for anyone new to Raku. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 143: stealthing the grammars!

by Luca Ferrari

The PostgreSQL solution is worth checking out. It is one of my favourite databases, I am impressed by how Luca solves the weekly tasks in PostgreSQL.

Perl Weekly Challenge 143

by W Luis Mochan

Great example showing the power of regexes and one liners in Perl. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

Stealthy Number Test •

by Mark Senn

Welcome back Mark after a long gap. Thanks for this short and sweet blog post.

The Weekly Challenge 143: Stealthy Calculator

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger shared a Kotlin solution with us for the first time. There is so much to learn every week from him. Great to have you in the team.

Weekly Challenge 143

by Simon Green

A real calculator in Perl using regexes. Nice to keep it as reference. Well done.

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Variable ... will not stay shared ...

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

What does this warning mean and how to avoid it?

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