Issue #572 - 2022-07-11 - Perl Blogger?

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Hi there,

Are you a Perl blogger?

The state of Perl blogging is not hidden from anyone. Dave Cross wrote an extensive blog post explaining not just the issues but also suggestions to get around it.

I proposed an idea on my personal twitter handle and asked for public opinion. As of today, it got 22 likes. I know, it isn't big number.

By the way, what was the proposal?

The proposal was to setup dedicated domain (https) powered by GitHub Pages. The static site would be generated by Hugo. It would be open to public to submit blog post as Markdown formatted page as pull request. After a quick review, the post would be live.

Sounds simple, isn't it?

The proposal should be familiar to those who have ever wrote an article for It has the same the process as I mentioned above, I was reminded the same in response to my Twitter post by a friend of mine. It makes me sad to see that the last post on the site was published on 25th May 2021. I came to know about the site for the first time when I found out about the monthly post "What's new on CPAN" by David Farrell. In the early days of my CPAN association, every time I upload a new distribution, I would wait for the article to see if my distribution made it or not. Some of my distributions did appear in the article, just for record. I even did interview series, The Perl Ambassador for the site in the year 2020. I had the honour to interview, Gabor Szabo, Curtis 'Ovid' Poe and Damian Conway. What a shame, I couldn't continue even though I had the list of high profile Perl Ambassadors to interview.

I have mostly blogged on I don't consider myself an active blogger, although I used to blog frequently before. I don't feel comfortable now a days blogging on bpo, so I decided to blog on Perl Weekly Challenge and cross linked on bpo. It is (cross linking) something not approved by many as I understand. I am likely to setup my personal blog site instead, just for Perl. I will share the details when it is live. You are all welcome to contribute.

I am up for new ideas and suggestions too. Please do share if you have one.

Enjoy rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad S. Anwar




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Short and precise blog post with self explanatory code. Thanks for sharing.

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Detailed discussion showing the power of Raku as always the case every week. Keep it up great work.

Five Finger Stat Punch

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Thanks Colin for the detailed background knowledge. Thanks for sharing.

PWC172 - Prime Partition

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

I was spared in the Question section. Breakdown of task is interesting. Keep it up great work.

PWC172 - Five-number Summary

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Raku version seems more fun than Perl one. You don't want to miss it.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 172

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Well structured blog showing all the powers of Raku, you don't want to miss it.

The Weekly Challenge 172

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James shared interesting edge cases and its workings. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 172

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Once again, Laurent shared not only just Perl and Raku but also plenty of guest contributions. Keep it up great work.

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Cool use of CPAN module. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

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Loved the task analysis and breakdown. It makes it so easy to solve. Thanks for sharing.

Partition of Five

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Raku and Kotlin found space in this week blog. Plenty to learn if you fancy any of this. Thanks for sharing.

Weekly Challenge 172

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Welcome back to blogging and thanks for sharing the special cases for the task. It gives us so much to think about.

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