Issue #563 - 2022-05-09 - Shall we continue the newsletter?

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Two weeks ago I switched the email sending from an old mailman installation on my own server to Sendgrid. I was hoping to fix the delivery issues, but that did not happen. Some subscribers who have not received the newsletter earlier started to receive it, others stopped receiving it. The big difference is that now I see a report of who has not received it. For example I see many addresses in the bounce list. That's just sad. I got some offers to use other services, free of charge, but frankly I am quite tired of fighting the SPAM filters.

In other news, we really hardly have any items to include in the newsletter. Well, except of the responsed to The Weekly Challenge, the job posts, and the posts of Flavio Poletti.

These two issues together, and I really started to wonder if we should continue publishing the newsletter. What do you think?

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Save the date - Deutscher Perl/Raku Workshop 2023 in Frankfurt am Main - 27.02.2023-1.03.2023

by Max Maischein (CORION)

What can I say. These people have some long planning! I am glad to see it.


August 1970

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

It was funny to see these two posts - the random thoughts about the 'year' and about the specific year of 1970 - together.

App::Easer - moving ahead with tests

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

App::Easer was created to simplify writing (hierarchical) CLI applications

Read YAML front-matter with teepee

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

The power of being able to add your own flags to an open source project.

Getopt::Long long options are case-insensitive

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

In other words: test the command line options with incorrect values as well!

Tuning Levenshtein Distance

by Helmut Wollmersdorfer (WOLLMERS)

One of the first programming success of my son was reducing a process that ran 24-hours to 5 minutes. Partially by replacing a slow Levenshtein Distance calculator by a fast one. It was in Python. So I am glad to a similar comparison in Perl.


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 - 164

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Prime Palindrome" and "Happy Numbers". 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 - 163

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 159

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Bitwise AndSums and Skip Summations: Somewhat Complicated Uses of Map

by Adam Russell

Cool use of pack/unpack to solve the task #2. Thanks for your contributions as always.

Sum and Sum Again

by Arne Sommer

Thanks for bonus Perl solutions. Nice use of Perl6::Junction, thanks for sharing the knowledge.

That’s Some Operator You Got There

by Colin Crain

Raku solution looks like poetry to me. Clever hacking with Raku can create magic. Keep it up great work.

And a Little Something More…

by Colin Crain

Colin's writings is brilliant as ever. Interesting 'metaphor for life', nice. Thanks for everything.


by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

The headline says Week 164 whereas the discussion was about week 163. You proved it, being tired. Keep it up great work.

The Weekly Challenge 163

by James Smith

If you are looking for more than just the solutions then you have reached the right place. Highly Recommended.

PWC163 - Sum Bitwise Operator

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Comparison of multi sub of Raku and counterpart in Perl. Fun analysis. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

PWC163 - Summations

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

The headline has typo, rare event. Just loved the compact solution in Perl. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 163: Sum Bitwise Operator and Summations

by Laurent Rosenfeld

The Raku one-liner by Laurent can never let you down. Amazingly cute. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 163: the infinite loop

by Luca Ferrari

Luca not only shares his Raku magic but also clever solutions in PostgreSQL. It reminds me my days with Oracle. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 163

by W Luis Mochan

Nice promotion of PDL and the end result is classic one-liner. Thanks for your contributions.

Lot of ands and a strange grid

by Peter Campbell Smith

The short and sweet narration is really impressive. Thanks for your contributions.

Sums and Sums

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger, you are very smart to come up with mathematical formula for the task #2. You must check it out.

A tail of two sums

by Ryan Thompson

Perl one-liner is not to be missed and matching the power of Raku. Thanks for your contributions.


Perl, the first postmodern computer language (1999)

Discussed on hacker news with lots of interesting comments


Weekly collections


Boston Perl Mongers - using Perl's Twitter::API

Tuesday May 10th, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Charlotte PM Richard Hipp Talks About All Things SQLite

Wednesday, May 25, 2022; 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Good (Perl) Humans Wanted. Remote Perl role in USA

Working with first responders, educators, manufacturers, and engineers, our client is the leading provider of award-winning intelligent SaaS solutions. They’re looking for a Perl developer with Catalyst and DBIx::Class. Open to candidates within similar US time zones.

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

We’ve got an intriguing role for a Lead DevOps Engineer who cares about great music. Our client knows all about how you listen to music: as an independent global music business, they work with artists, labels, and distributors to release and sell music on their digital platform. Perl experience would be helpful, and knowledge of Linux, configuration management tooling like Ansible or Puppet, and e

Is your Python as good as your Perl? Perl/Python role in London

Our client is at the pinnacle of the premium native advertising game for corporate, tech, financial services, and lifestyle technology. This role is for a Senior Developer who is equally comfortable with Perl AND Python.

Thought-Leader Wanted. Chief Software Architect role in Malaysia

As Chief Software Architect for an international company providing online trading services, you’ll work closely with the Chief Technology Officer. With a strong understanding of the full stack of software development and cloud technologies, you’ll mentor engineering teams and provide guidance in solving technical issues.

NLP is all right by me! Perl, Python, NLP role in Amsterdam

A global leader in machine intelligence matching job seekers with their perfect career: our client’s goal is human level parsing. They’re on the hunt for an NLP Engineer whose passion for NLP is matched only by their interest in Machine Intelligence and their ability to drive quality improvements, measurement standards, and error analysis processes for the NLP framework.

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