Issue #582 - 2022-09-19 - Grandfather’s Perl

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Hi there,

Few months ago, there was a blog post Why Perl is still relevant in 2022 created a lot of noise among the Perl community. The author clearly missed the point. If you check the comments section, you can see how, White Camel Awardee, Dave Cross and few others responed to the post.

I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Dave came up with perfect response to the other blog post with this This is not your grandfather’s Perl. It has already created positive noise. If you want to take a closer look at the recent changes to the latest release of Perl v5.36 then please do checkout the GitHub repository sharing the changes with example. By the way, it is not just limited to v5.36. You will find plenty more to keep you busy.

Talking about Perl, we got another gem from Curtis Poe sharing the Current Corinna Status. If you can't wait for Corinna, I would suggest you take a look at CPAN module Object::Pad by Paul Evans.

Last but not the least, today, Monday 19 September, the date of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral declared as National Bank Holiday. Please checkout the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Hacktoberfest 2022 is near!

by Charlie Gonzalez (ITCHARLIE)

Nice introduction and peek into the annual event of opensource hacking. Please do checkout if you are interested.


An artistic tool for programmers

by Herbert Breunung (LICHTKIND)

Release of App::GUI::Harmonograph makes it fun and easy to create an art.

How does SPVM resolve the problems of Perl numeric operations?

by Yuki Kimoto (KIMOTO)

Do you know SPVM? If not then please do checkout an interesting usecase.


Type::Tiny v2 is Coming

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

Type::Tiny v2 is intended to be compatible with Type::Tiny v1. Thorough detailed discussion about the changes.

The Weekly Challenge

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The Weekly Challenge - 183

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Unique Array" and "Date Difference". 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 - 182

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Deepest Common Index

by Adam Russell

Adam breaking down the task into smaller actions and dealt with each makes it easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

The Common Index

by Arne Sommer

Arne has been generous and sharing bonus Perl solutions alongwith Raku. Keep it up great work.

Just Your Garden-Variety Path

by Colin Crain

Great show of Perl regex to deal with Common Path task. Thanks for your support and contributions.

PWC182 - Max Index

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Descriptive solutions in Perl and Raku with a touch of sweet history. Well done.

PWC182 - Common Path

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Use of CPAN module for Perl solution makes it compact. For Raku, everything is part of the core language. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 182

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Jaldhar's Raku solution is my favourite of all time, very elegant. Highly recommended.

The Weekly Challenge 182

by James Smith

James is known for compact solutions. Plenty to learn from his cool work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 182: Max Index and Common Path

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Once again we got the collection of solutions. Cool collections that you really don't want to miss out.

max and containing paths

by Luca Ferrari

Compact Raku solutions with detailed analysis. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 182

by W Luis Mochan

Great use of CPAN module to solve the weekly tasks. Highly recommended.

Find the biggest and the deepest

by Peter Campbell Smith

Story telling narrative of weekly task is irresistable. Thanks for everything.

Max is Common

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Roger always shares fixed set of solutions. Not only that but we also get to know the fun facts about each language. Keep it up great work.

PWC 182

by Stephen G Lynn

I just loved the one-liner in Perl, Raku and Julia. Thorough task analysis of Common Path task is worth checking out.



2022.37 More videos

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Programming Boootcamp for Scientists

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

The 2nd part of the Programming Boootcamp for Scientists was published

Git on Windows

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

All 10 parts of the existing short series were published.

Go course

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Two parts of a short Go course was published.


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Tuesday Oct 11th, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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