Issue #553 - 2022-02-28 - Looking for a copy-editor for the Perl Weekly

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Two weeks ago some people asked me not to include politics in the Perl weekly so I won't add my opinion on the murderous Russian dictator, but I would like to wish the best to all the people and their families I met while I was at the Perl conference in Kyiv, Ukraine 10 years ago.

Since Dave Cross got fed up with our broken English and started to copy-edit the Perl Weekly we became a bit spoiled by having him. Unfortunately (to us) he got himself busy with some real work and won't be able to allocate the time for copy-editing the Perl Weekly. So now we are looking for a volunteer to do it. Basically every Monday, sometimes during the European morning hours (we don't have a fixed timing), we push out a version to our GitHub repo and to the web-site. Then I'd send an email to the copy-editor who checks the most recent version and sends a Pull-Request on GitHub with the fixes. Once I get the PR, I merge it, regenerate the HTML and send out the newsletter. If you would be interested to volunteer, please get in touch with me so I know whom to notify.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Finding Unused Perl Variables

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

App::perlvars and a bunch of Perl::Critic rules.

Common causes and fixes for HTTP 500 Error in Perl CGI scripts

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Once in a while someone sends me an email asking for help with some Perl or Perl/CGI project. I don't have time for such work, even if it is paid, so I usually direct them to Stack Overflow for technical help and to find someone to the work for them. Sometimes however I am inspired to write up a technical post that can address their problem in a generic way. This is such a post.

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 - 152

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Missing Permutation" and "Padovan Prime". 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 - 153

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 149

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Finding the Factorials and Factorions That Are Left

by Adam Russell

Adam optimized solution is the highlight for me this week, thanks for sharing.

Challenge 153 Task #1 - Factorials left, factorials right, factorials everywhere!

by Alexander Pankoff

Detailed discussion in a simple plain language talking about the internals. Keep it up great work.

Challenge 153 Task #2 - Even more factorials and what the fuck are factorions?

by Alexander Pankoff

Appreciate the effort put in to get more than what was asked. Well done.

Just the Fact with Raku

by Arne Sommer

Arne, as always, shared more than one solution to each task. Plenty of varieties. Keep it up great work.

Facts Left on the Table by the Front Door

by Colin Crain

Colin not only discuss the task also shared any related facts. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Factory People in a Factory World

by Colin Crain

Highly recommend the Observations section of the blog. Great piece of work. Thank you for sharing.

Luck is not a Factor!: Weekly Challenge #153

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

The fun story about task is the highlight for me. Step by step process to get the end result is really cool. Keep it up great work.

PWC153 - Left Factorials

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Checking out Flavio blog always brought smile with his approach. Found more Raku magic than Perl, well done.

PWC153 - Factorions

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Cool hack shared in the blog to solve the task. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Perl Weekly Challenge 153: Left Factorials and Factorions

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Thank you for the guest contributions, plenty of choices. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 153: take it easy

by Luca Ferrari

Raku one liner is the highlight for me. Thanks for the Raku magic week after week.

Perl Weekly Challenge 153

by W Luis Mochan

Luis once again showing his skill for one-liner. Amazing.

!Task one is quite easy. Factorions are quite rare.

by Peter Campbell Smith

Peter shared very interesting point about the Left Factorials task. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

The Weekly Challenge 153: Factoriality

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger choice of language to discuss in the blog this week is Postscript. Thanks for promoting so many languages. Keep it up great work. Task one is quite easy. Factorions are quite rare.

Weekly collections

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