Issue #615 - 2023-05-08 - PTS - Perl Toolchain Summit

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Hi there!

The Perl Toolchain Summit was held last week in Lyon, France. The website itself does not have a lot of information on it, but luckily the participants have blogged about it. There is plenty for you to read now if you'd like to keep up with the development in Perl, how to package Perl modules; how to install them, how CPAN and MetaCPAN work etc.

The PTS is a small even for people who are very deeply involved in the Perl ecosystem. It is a brain-storming session and a Hackathon. I wish there were similar session held more frequently around the world.

If you are looking for some Perl related event to participate in, there are two that I know of listed at the bottom of the newsletter and on our events page. One is the The Perl and Raku Conference in July in Toronto, Canada and the other one is the Perl and Koha conference in August in Helsinki, Finland.

If you have the time and the budget make sure you attend at least one of them!

In the meantime, enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


SVG viewBox and px

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Way more than you'd normally want to know about SVG.

Early May Perl Software Releases 2023

by Dean Hamstead (DJZORT)

EPrints 3.4.5-rc1; Request Tracker 5.0.4; Ravada v1.8.10; Perl5-IDEA 2023.1.1

PTS - Perl Toolchain Summit

Perl Toolchain Synergy

by Ingy döt Net (INGY)

Oh the rare occasion seeing Ingy in action.

PTS - Perl Toolchain Summit by Ricardo Signes


This week in PSC (106)

After a meeting around an actual physical table at the Perl Toolchain Summit last week, the three of us were back to our regular video calls. The call was longer than usual, as we delved into the code of
Release blockers for 5.038
Installing modules securily with Perl default install.

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The Weekly Challenge - 216

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Registration Number" and "Word Stickers". If you are new to the weekly challenge then why not join us and have fun every week. For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 215

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Ali Moradi

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Better late than never, please checkout the interview with Ali Moradi.

Odd Placement

by Arne Sommer

Cool and crispy one-liner in Raku showing off the powerful features. Thanks for your contributions as always.

Bad Words and Looking For Zeros

by Avery Adams

Clever use of $ARGV to get the job done. Keep it up great work.

PWC 215 Odd One Out, Number Placement

by Bob Lied

I loved the simplicity in the description of process. Too good to be missed. Thank you.

PWC215 - Odd One Out

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Reading Raku solutions seems like a poetry, very smart. Just loved it. Thank you.

PWC215 - Number Placement

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

As always, "The questions" section is the highlight of the post. You don't want to miss out. Keep sharing your knowledge with us.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 215

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

I liked the approach of using common sense as we get to the end result. It makes so much sense. Nice work.

The Weekly Challenge 215

by James Smith

Smart and clever use of ternary to make the code looks elegant. Thank you for sharing the knowledge every week.

Perl Weekly Challenge 215: Odd One Out and Number Placement

by Laurent Rosenfeld

USP of the post is always to see how Perl and Raku get the job done. It is amazing. Thank you for your contributions.

Perl Weekly Challenge 215

by Luca Ferrari

Welcome back and thanks for your contributions. We all missed you.

Perl Weekly Challenge 215

by W Luis Mochan

Master of Perl one-liner is at his best as always. Enjoy the power of Perl. Thank you.

Adopt a chilly ghost

by Peter Campbell Smith

Clean one-liner in Perl and well documented solution as always. Great work, keep it up.

The Weekly Challenge #215

by Robbie Hatley

Good catch with regard to the special cases and the way it is processed. Very smart, well done.

Placing the Odd

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Simple and easy, no over-engineered approach. We even got bonus Rust solution disuccess. Thank you for your contributions.

Weekly Challenge 215

by Simon Green

Brute force approach can be handy at times. Good one and keep it up.

PWC 215

by Stephen G Lynn

Procedural approach makes the end result so clean and easy to follow. Well done.

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