Issue #559 - 2022-04-11 - Endangered and dying languages

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While the population of the world is growing the language-diversity is shrinking. There are many languages that are used less and less. (Wikipedia has a list by location. I am sure as programmers there are plenty of thing we can also do to help. That's why I have been investing time in LibreLingo project and specifically in Judaeo-Spanish (aka. Ladino, or Judezmo). Now I can also show you the dictionary I have been working on. You can type in words in any of the languages listed there and it will try to find the Ladino word for it. The dictionary is still small. It contains only 3,500 words, but I hope I'll be able to enlarge it to help people who would like to learn Ladino.

It was a very slow week and I hardly found any articles to include (besides the Weekly Challenge that Mohammad collects), but there were also new authors. Let me congratulate to Julien Fiegehenn and Scotticles for their first posts.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Perl Advent Calendar articles about Moose

by Julien Fiegehenn

A collection of links to the articles.

The ordering operators

by Aristotle Pagaltzis (ARISTOTLE)

When Aristotle writes: "Perl has two operators, cmp and <=>, which are basically never seen outside of sort blocks. That doesn't mean you can't use them elsewhere, though." I think oh-oh, here comes the scary part :-)



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 - 160

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Four Is Magic" and "Equilibrium Index". 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 - 159

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Farey and Farey Again, but in a Mobius Way

by Adam Russell

The Adam's blog Notes section sharing very interesting aspects of the task. Highly recommended.

Farey, Moebius and Raku

by Arne Sommer

Arne used the power of Raku to the extreme and present us cool solutions. Thanks for your contributions as always.

CY's Take on The Weekly Challenge #159

by C.-Y. Fung

Cheok-Yin doesn't blog regularly but every time she does, we get a treat. I really enjoy behind the scene story. Keep it up great work.

Fareys Wear Boots

by Colin Crain

After a long time, seen Moo based package solution. It makes code so clean. Just loved it. Thanks for sharing.

Squarefree Is Only One Side Of the Story

by Colin Crain

Loved the Raku version more than the Perl. You don't want to miss the story around the task. Keep it up great work.

Métal Perlant

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

To be honest, I enjoy the introduction more than the solution itself. Solution is self explanatory, thanks for sharing the knowledge.

The Weekly Challenge 159

by James Smith

A very thorough solution, like every week. I wish I could do the same complete with performance matrix. Keep it up great work.

PWC159 - Farey Sequence

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Use of method signature in Perl solution makes it very similar to Raku. It would be nice to see it become part of core Perl. Thanks for sharing.

PWC159 - Moebius Number

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Raku method name with Unicode character. Really cool, never seen before. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Perl Weekly Challenge 159: Farey Sequence and Möbius Number

by Laurent Rosenfeld

It's treat to see rational data type Rat in action. Thanks for sharing Raku and Perl magic with us.

Perl Weekly Challenge 159: numbers and numbers

by Luca Ferrari

Luca has been sharing Raku magic for years now. This week was no different, a very compact solution. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 159

by W Luis Mochan

A complex one-liner in Perl as always. Thanks for your support and contributions.

Farey and Moebius

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

This week, we got the glimpse of JavaScript. What a treat, thank you for everything.

Weekly collections

Event reports

Bericht Deutscher Perl/Raku-Workshop 2022

by Renee Baecker (RENEEB)

About the Perl-Raku Workshop in German


Boston Perl Mongers Online Meeting - topic TBD or round-table

Tuesday April 12th, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

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Music-loving DevOps (with Perl), get in here! London based role

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What would your computer say about you? Perl, Python, NLP role in Amsterdam

Our client is the worldwide leader in machine intelligence for matching people with jobs, which is to say that when it comes to hiring, they know what they’re doing. Applicants, bring your “A” game: they’re looking for a Natural Language Processing (NLP) Engineer who is passionate about Machine Intelligence and can evaluate NLP systems.

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