Issue #610 - 2023-04-03 - Perl and TPF

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Hi there,

Belated Happy Ramadan to those who celebrate the holy month.

To me and most of us, TPF, is the parent body who supports the language. With the emergence of Raku, it is now referred as TPRF (The Perl and Raku Foundation). There have been many positive changes brought by the parent body. One of them is the creation of Perl Steering Council and we even get the weekly update too. You can checkout the latest update from PSC.

The change in name reminds me when I had to change the name Perl Weekly Challenge to The Weekly Challenge to accommodate Raku and many other languages. Even today, I use the term Team PWC as I find it hard to move on. The best part is the team shares ideas from other languages. A fellow Team PWC member, Cheok-Yin Fung started series where she talks about popular and usefull CPAN module. Latest in the series is about Graph. If you like the idea then do share your comments and encourge her. I am so proud of her. I would also like to mention about the work recently done by Dave Cross i.e. Improvements to Planet Perl and Perlanet.

I am looking forward to the next big stable release of Perl which would bring the new shiny OO concept, Corinna among many other features. Ideally I would want to have v7 as it was suggested many years ago. I have no clue if anything is happening on that front.

If you look at the positive noises on so many social platforms, I am confident we are going to bounce back soon. We have best of the best talent, we just need guidance. I am sure, TPF can help us on that front too. So all you Perl Hackers, please don't loose hope. We would bring back the glory we once had. For now enjoy all the Perl goodies in the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Experiments in Overloading

by Toby Inkster (TOBYINK)

A very interesting use of case of overloading "0+" being discussed. You really don't want to skip it.

Graph - Weekly Travelling in CPAN

by C.-Y. Fung

Continued with the weekly travelling, here we got another brilliant piece of work. Highly recommended.


Playing with PNG files

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

It is not easy to play with PNG or any other images but here you get insight for fun. Nice work.

PNG Attachments in Romeo

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Here we get the how-to do PNG attachements in Romeo. This will keep you busy.

Binary data in jq

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

If you ever played with jq then this is for you when dealing with binary data.

Encoding is hard

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Encoding is not my favourite subject but here it is discussed in simple language that makes it easy to follow.


Weather::WeatherKit and Weather::Astro7Timer

by Dimitrios Kechagias

Useful addition to the CPAN, if you want to access WeatherKit.

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 - 211

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Toeplitz Matrix" and "Split Same Average". 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 - 210

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Killing Numbers

by Arne Sommer

The quality blog post with graphical presentation is highly recommended. Go for it.

PWC210 - Kill and Win

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Too many holes in the task but you still have solution from Flavio. Keep it up great work.

PWC210 - Number Collision

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

To me, the question section of the post is most entertaing. So much to learn from the post every week. Well done.

The Weekly Challenge 210

by James Smith

Another extraordinary piece of art by James. These need to be kept in safe.

I didn't get very well

by Luca Ferrari

Lack of clarity in the task created so much confusions. Still we have solution ...

Perl Weekly Challenge 210

by W Luis Mochan

Master of one-liner is once again up for the game. I really enjoy the creative side of it.

Kill and Collide!

by Peter Campbell Smith

Go and play with the solution online. Interesting discussion too.

The Weekly Challenge #210

by Robbie Hatley

Cool task analysis that makes it fun to read. Keep it up great work.

Number Challenges

by Simon Green

Keeping the Perl flag flying on for so long. Thank you.


2023.13 Finitely

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

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