Issue #568 - 2022-06-13 - Perl v5.36 - the beginning of new era

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Hi there,

A big round of applause to the entire team behind the ground breaking release of Perl v5.36. I have been following the features of the latest release very closely. I am confident it would be a solid foundation for Corinna and v7.

Have you had chance to play with Perl v5.36?

If not then please do checkout my blog post, where I shared my first hand experience playing with Perl v5.36.

Have you ever thought of contributing to your favourite language, Perl?

A little over a decade, I submitted a small patch via email. Those days, the process was not as smooth as it is today. Unfortunately I never received any acknowledgment. Ever since Perl, found the new home in GitHub, it is so easy to submit the patches. I submitted a small change to the core Perl. To my surprise, in 2 days, it got accepted and merged. It has given me confidence to submit more.

Why don't you also give it a try?

Last but not least, I would like to thank each and everyone for all the support via Patreon, I received in the last few weeks. I am overwhelmed, to be honest.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad S. Anwar


Curses::UI data viewer becomes dew

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Structure data viewer got new home. Nice demo of Perl power.

Do you want to get started with Perl v5.36?

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Here is my personal journey with the latest Perl release.

Taint in Perl

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Dealing with taint was always a mystery to me. In this blog, I share my experience dealing with taint in Perl.

Memory Leak in Perl

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Memory management in Perl never an issue for many. In the blog, I tried to scratch the surface.

Core Modules: filetest

by Tom Wyant (WYANT)

Tom shared the details of filetest pragma in the light of latest Perl v5.36. A very nice introduction, not to be missed.

Entering the Charts

by Herbert Breunung (LICHTKIND)

Kephra presenting Charts for Perl fans. Please checkout the blog for the ground work behind it. Well done.


Reconsidering the licensing of Perl code

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

Licensing is a tricky business. In the post, Dean helping us explain the nitty-gritty.

Looking for a new owner for my modules

by Damien Krotkine (DAMS)

Damien is looking for helping hand to maintain some of his CPAN work. If you are interested and have time to dedicate then please do help him.

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 - 169

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Brilliant Numbers" and "Achilles Numbers". If you are new to the weekly challenge, why not join us and have fun every week? For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 168

by Mohammad S. Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Perl Review - Perl Weekly Challenge - 162

by Colin Crain

Perl Solutions Review by Colin Crain.

Take the Long Way Home

by Adam Russell

Great show of code reuse and CPAN, promoting the idea 'don't reinvent the wheel'. Keep it up great work.

Primarily Prime

by Arne Sommer

Arne also shares Perl and Raku solutions. I noticed Raku being his first love, his Perl solutions is also top notch every week. Thanks for your contributions.

This Is Gonna Take FOREVER!

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Dave not only shared his Perl contributions but also gave me idea for new challenge. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

PWC168 - Perrin Prime

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Flavio mostly blog about Perl but for weekly challenge he makes sure to contribute in Raku as well. Keep it up great work.

PWC168 - Home Prime

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I love 'The questions' section more than the solution itself to be honest. I know, too many prime number related tasks, being served in recent weeks. Thank you for support and contribution.

The Weekly Challenge 168

by James Smith

James, being the most daring contributors, he lived upto his reputation, once again. You don't want to miss out. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 168: Perrin Primes

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Laurent has been contributing in Perl and Raku but for me, his Raku contribution stands out. Keep it up great work.

prime numbers is many ways!

by Luca Ferrari

Luca never misses the opportunity to impress with his Raaku skill. We also got bonus PostgreSQL solutions too. Thank you for your contributions.

Perl Weekly Challenge 168

by W Luis Mochan

Luis one-liner in Perl is very special as always. The use of CPAN module makes it even fun. Well done and keep it up.

More funny numbers ... and a very big one

by Peter Campbell Smith

Peter's use of f(23) is quite interesting. The short and precise discussion makes it all fun to read. Keep it up great work.

At Home with the Perrins

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Ruby is the favourite language this week. Although it is new to me but blog makes it so easy to follow. Thank you for your contributions.

PWC 168 › Perrin Primes

by Ryan Thompson

I am very impressed with the presentation of blog. There is plenty to learn from him. Highly recommended as always.

PWC 168 › Home Prime

by Ryan Thompson

I loved the comparison of recursive and iterative solutions. Keep it up great work.


2022.23 Learly Release

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Software Developer or Matchmaker? Semi-Remote Perl Role in Manchester

Our client's mission is to connect folks in the UK and US seeking flatmates or homes to share. If you’re a Software Developer (Backend), these flatmate matchmakers want you to increase the delivery capacity of their team. With a core platform that is mostly written in Perl, you’ll work with developers to create admin tools and implement and test new site features.

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

This role is for a Senior Developer who is equally comfortable with Perl AND Python. If you’re stronger with Perl than Python or vice-versa, you should be willing to brush up on your knowledge until you’re fluent in both. You’ll use server-side code, client-side code, databases, and websites to develop their software platform.

Thought-Leader Wanted. Chief Software Architect role in Malaysia (or elsewhere)

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.

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.

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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