Issue #549 - 2022-01-31 - Wordle

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Hi there,

Probably many of you have seen people posting their Wordle results. It is a nice little game that originally was written fo English speakers. Then several open source versions popped up that were then forked to create versions in many languages.

I have a partial list of Wordle clones. I was hoping the author of one of these open source versions would make it easy to add other languages and then people would not need to host their own translated versions. So far I have not seen that happen.

Anyway, this has nothing to do with Perl.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Book review "Perl Hacks"

by Thibault Duponchelle

The book by chromatic, Damian Conway, and Curtis "Ovid" Poe

Perl in 2022 - A Yearly Update

by Paul Evans (PEVANS)

It is extremely nice to see people make progress and also share it.


by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

For most people I know their disk is always full, but if you are not one of those then this advice about the /dev/full device from Su-Shee via Flavio can help.


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 - 150

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Fibonacci Words" and "Square-free Integer". 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 - 149

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 145

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Perl Weekly Challenge 149: Fibonacci Digit Sum

by Abigail

Cool use of state variables to solve the task. Always something fresh in your contribution every week. Keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge 149: Largest Square

by Abigail

Interesting story behind the task is shared by Abigail. The Perl solution seems trivial. Thanks for sharing.

Fibonacci Square with Raku and Perl

by Arne Sommer

Thanks for sharing state variables in Raku. I wasn't aware of them earlier. Keep it up; great work.

TWC 149: Limited Fibs, and Bases of Unusual Size

by Bruce Gray

Bruce is back with a compact blog post sharing Perl, Raku and C solutions.

CY's Take on The Weekly Challenge #149 Task 2

by Cheok-Yin Fung

Cheok-Yin'd blog post is full of variations of the same task. Enjoyable post, as always. Thanks for sharing.

When We Add Up Each Part of the Puzzle, They’re All Lies

by Colin Crain

Colin is back with an exclusive blog post for the task - complete with an interesting background story. You don't want to miss it.

That Big Ol’ Square’ll be Just Perfect

by Colin Crain

Colin surprised us with a blog post full of detailed task analysis, sharing edge cases. Highly recommended.

Weekly Challenge #149 and A Fix, Maybe, to #148

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave has been a regular blogger sharing his task analysis in great detail. Keep it up; great work.

Weekly Challenge #149 Task 2: The Terror of the Largest Square

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

We got a bonus this week as Dave shared another blog post just to share some interesting bits about the largest square task. You don't want to miss it.

PWC149 - Fibonacci Digit Sum

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio has more Raku features and is sharing the power of the language. Keep it up; great work.

PWC149 - Largest Square

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio presented two different approaches to solving the largest square task. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge #149

by James Smith

James is known for compact solutions. His solution is not easy to read, but his blog post makes it easy to follow. Thanks for your contributions.

Perl Weekly Challenge 149: Fibonacci Digit Sum and Largest Square

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent consistently shares solutions in Perl and Raku every week. The quality of his blog posts is always the best. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 149: Fibonacci and squares

by Luca Ferrari

Luca is another Raku champion in the team, sharing lots of fun bits of Raku. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 149

by W Luis Mochan

Luis has mastered one-liners in PDL week after week. Nice promotion of PDL. You don't want to miss it.

The Weekly Challenge 149: Fibonacci Squares

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger being the guy behind both tasks this week, we have got bonus material in his blog post. You don't want to miss it.

Weekly Challenge 149

by Simon Green

Simon has shared not just Perl solutions, but also Python as bonus. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

Weekly collections


Boston Perl Mongers Online Meeting - topic TBD

Tuesday February 8th, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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