Issue #622 - 2023-06-26 - Perl v5.38 coming soon ...

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Hi there,

Finally I am back to editing the weekly newsletter. Thank you Gabor Szabo for all the supports and kind words. I would also like to thank all the weekly newsletter readers for sending the sweet message. Never thought it would affect me so much, honestly speaking.

Although I am staying away from screen most of the time, I did see lots of activities by Gabor Szabo. I wish I could help him in his work. If you are interested then you can read about the Open Source Development Community and help him on Zulip.

I have been waiting for the final release of Perl v5.38. However I am very happy to see at least we got the RC2 out in public.

Do you know what is in Perl v5.38?

You can find the details in the perldelta page. For me, Corinna is going to be the highlight of the new release. However I am told not to have high expectations about it in this release. Still, I am excited to at least play with it and have fun.

I had almost forgot about participating The Perl and Raku Conference 2023 because of what I have gone through in the last few weeks and still going on. But the best part is, I have booked everything from air ticket to hotel reservations. Having said, I still have to get the slides ready for the my talk about The Weekly Challenge. If you are planning to attend the conference then please do come and see me. I would love to meet as many Perl enthusiasts as I can. I am mostly looking forward to meet the weekly challenge members. I got exactly 2 weeks time to get everything sorted before it is too late.

Last but not the least, please do checkout the blog post by Olaf Alders where he shared his encounter with Docker to fix a Perl v5.37 error.

Enjoy rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


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Recursive closure

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Please do checkout the little refresher about closure in Perl. Incredible work.

Using Docker to Fix a Perl 5.37 Test Failure

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

Another gem of blog showing how Docker can be used to fix an error in Perl v5.37.


RDAP is the new WHOIS

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Nice introduction to RDAP. Thanks for sharing the knowledge.

ValiDNS is useable

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

A very handy tool for all system administrators. This must be bookmarked.

Cloud Provider Price Performance Comparison: Spot VMs

by Dimitrios Kechagias

Please checkout the update with regard to the Spot VM pricing.

The Weekly Challenge

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The Weekly Challenge - 223

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Count Primes" and "Box Coins". 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 - 222

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Raku Members

by Arne Sommer

Another week another set of Raku magics by our inhouse Raku expert. Thanks for the encouragement.

Checking Against My List of Members

by Avery Adams

Simple and easy to follow instructions. Keep it up great work.

Last Number Standing

by Colin Crain

Welcome back Colin and thanks for the blog post. We all missed it. Thanks for sharing.

Member-ship has its Privileges

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Another veteran came back and shared a quality blog post. Thank you for your support.

PWC222 - Matching Members

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Don't you love the question section? My favourite always. Quick and easy solutions. Thank you for the contributions.

PWC222 - Last Member

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

A thorough and detailed analysis of the task. You really don't want to miss it. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 222

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Nice and elegant one-liner in Raku along with Perl solution. You must check out.

Perl Weekly Challenge 222: Matching Members and Last Member

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Get the taste of Perl and Raku solutions in one blog post by our one of the top contributors. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 222

by W Luis Mochan

Want a coolest Perl one-liners? This is the place you should checkout. Great work.

Lazy, Lazy, Lazy Again ...

by Matthias Muth

Cool demo of Perl magic, thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

Members' week

by Peter Campbell Smith

Get the special feeling and treat yourself with self explanatory solutions. Well done.

The Weekly Challenge #222

by Robbie Hatley

Thanks for getting the missing information and sharing the cool solutions. Keep it up great work.

Members Everywhere

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Sharing the power of Python alongwith bunch of others cool solutions. Highly Recommended.

All the ducks. Two twenty two

by Simon Green

Almost identical Perl and Python solutions. Nice attempt and thanks for sharing.


2023.25 Recollections

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Only internally vetted and approved Open Source libraries can be used

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Part of a new series of articles on the OSDC web site. I also repost them on to make it easy to comment on then, and if you'd like to discuss the topics, I'd like to invite you to the OSDC Community. See next entry:

Open Source Development Community

I have started the creation of community for people who would like to contribute to open source but are unsure where to start to get help. We use a Zulip instance for communication. I'd be glad to see you join and ask questions there.


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