Issue #571 - 2022-07-04 - Sponsoring TPF or individuals

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Hi there!

What if you had a steady income of a few thousand USDs just for doing awesome things for Perl so you can afford to do whatever you want? I bet there would be tons of things you could do. Improving CPAN modules, patching Perl, writing articles, recording videos, encouraging others to write more. etc.

So what if we could support a few people to do just that? How could you be part of it? You could donate to TPF, but for you, as an individual it might be better to support an individual directly. Without the organizational overhead. For this a while ago I put together the list of all the Perl-related people, I knew about at that time, who are accepting donations. They are mostly looking for monthly support instead of a one-time support. In my opinion it is much better to support someone with $10/month than $200 one-time donation. Partially because having a steady income is much better than having the need to raise more funds every few weeks or even every few months. With that said both at Patreon and GitHub Sponsors you can subscribe to a regular donation and then, after the payment you can cancel it. Effectively providing a one-time donation.

I went over the list now. There are 11 people listed on that page with a total of 139 sponsors. (There is probably some overlap the same person sponsoring more than one 'creator'.)

Personally I'd recommend you sponsor the work of Mohammad as he both creates code and generates a lot of publicity for Perl, but if you decide to support someone else from the list that's awesome too. If you find donate to someone who is not in this list yet, and if they agree, feel free to send a PR to add them to the list.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo



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Ovid talking about OO systems and Corinna

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Is here any run-time penalty for copying the content of @_ in a function-call? What about using getter/setter methods?

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Introduction Test::Excel

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The first CPAN contribution of Mohammad.



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Perl Solutions Review by Ryan Thompson.

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Making good use of CPAN module ntheory, makes the solution compact. Thank you for sharing the knowledge.

The Weekly Challenge 171

by James Smith

A very smart approach to merge the two tasks. Well done. Highly Recommended.

PWC171 - Abundant Number

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

If you are new to Raku then I would highly recommend this post. Keep it up great work.

PWC171 - First-class Function

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Short and sweet solutions in both Perl and Raku. Thank you for sharing the knowledge.

Perl Weekly Challenge 171: Abundant Numbers and First-Class Functions

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Laurent beat everyone this week with this record number of guest contributions. Keep it up great work.

numbers and references

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Compact and modularised solutions in Raku and PostgreSQL as always. You don't want to skip it. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

Perl Weekly Challenge 171

by W Luis Mochan

Being PDL fan, we received one-liner for the task Abundant Numbers. Thanks for sharing.

Abundantly odd and ... Oh dear!

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Nice little story for this week solution. I really enjoy reading. Thank you.

First-Class Abundance

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Roger back to classic PostScript and other regular guest contributions. Thank you for your contributions.

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by Ryan Thompson

Ryan being Ryan, we have received plenty of different approaches. Highly Recommended.

PWC 171 › First Class Functions

by Ryan Thompson

Beautiful looking solutions in Perl and Raku. You don't want to miss out the fun.

PWC #171

by Stephen G Lynn

Nice write up about this week tasks. Plenty to keep you busy. Keep it up great work.

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