Issue #624 - 2023-07-10 - TPRC 2023

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Hi there,

By the time you read this newsletter, I would be on the flight to Toronto to attend The Perl and Raku Conference 2023. I hope and wish to meet many experts and learn from their experience.

In the issue 622, I mentioned that Perl v5.38 is coming soon. Then a week later, Gabor announced the arrival of latest release in the issue 623. I was pleasantly surprised by the early release. I would like to take this opportunity and thank all involved in the release. Special mention to Curtis Poe and his team for the work on Corinna. To me it is one of the most anticipated feature. To me, it is not just another release but a very special one. Therefore I was expecting it to be the talk of the town. Unfortunately I didn't come across any such noise. In fact, the Perl v5.36 was more discussed on various social platform. I even collected my experiment with Perl v5.36 in the GitHub repository.

As of today, the latest release is one week old and I finally managed to install it on my Windows WSL (Ubuntu 20.04). Plan is to extend the above mentioned repository and record my experiment with Perl v5.38. I have recorded the installation steps in the gist, if you are interested.

For all the German speaking readers, we have blog posts with the regard to the Perl v5.38 by Renee Baecker. Talking about blog post, we have another detailed post by the lead designer of Corinna, Curtis Poe. I would also like to mention another name here, Andrew Shitov, mostly known for his work on Raku, sharing his solution to the task Special Notes of Week #224 using the new class feature of Perl v5.38.

Who owns the Camel logo?

Well it is long outstanding issue, so much talked about it but unfortunately nothing happened so far. I just hope and wish it gets resolved soon. I came across this Open Letter by Thibault Duponchelle.

Enjoy the rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Perl 5.38.0 Released - An Appeal To New Blood?

by Nikos Vaggalis

Gentle appeal to all, specially new gen, with regard to the new Perl release.


Corinna in the Perl Core

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

The lead designer of Corinna sharing the internals with us. Highly recommended.

Built-in classes in Perl 5.38

by Andrew Shitov (ANDY)

Andres showing the power of new built-in class feature of Perl v5.38.


Open Letter To Tim O'Reilly To Free The Perl Camel

by Thibault Duponchelle

Outstanding issue about the use of Camel logo is again brought up. Just hope it gets resolved soon.

The Weekly Challenge

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The Weekly Challenge - 225

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Max Words" and "Left Right Sum Diff". 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 - 224

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Numbered Notes

by Arne Sommer

Arne gave us everything in his post including kitchen sink. No need to go anywhere. Well done.

Passing Notes

by Avery Adams

Nice and simple solution with creative story around it. Well done and keep it up.

PWC224 - Special Notes

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Once again we have one-liner in Raku for the task. Bonus Perl solution too. Thank you.

PWC224 - Additive Number

by Flavio Poletti (POLETTIX)

Brute force option can be fun as shown in the blog post. Well done and keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge 224: Special Notes

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Clever use of Bags in Raku and hashref in Perl. Fun discussion as always, you really don't want to miss it.

Perl Weekly Challenge 224

by W Luis Mochan

Perl one-liner expert is on the case again and we got cool solutions in the end. Brilliant work.

Addictive additive

by Matthias Muth

Perl regex is in action to get the job done. You must checkout.

Strings and sequences

by Peter Campbell Smith

Pointed task analysis in the highlight of the blog post, my all time favourite. Thanks for sharing.

The Weekly Challenge #224

by Robbie Hatley

The detailed analysis of the "Additive Number" task is worth taking a closer look. Great work, keep it up.

Specially Additive Number Notes

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

The depth-first search is explained in the detailed. Highly recommended.


2023.27 Revising RakuDoc

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

Learning Rust

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

I have been learning Rust for a month now. It is hard. Learning any programming language is hard, but as I read elsewhere Rust has special difficulties. In any case it is interesting, well at least to me, to look back and try to understand how I learn.

How to send your first Pull-Request (fixing content on the PerlMaven site)

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Have you ever wanted to learn the process of contributing to an open source project. These days the heart of it is sending a pull-request. A few years ago I recorded this video explaining how to edit a page on the Code-Maven web site. The PerlMaven web site uses the exact same technology so the same applies there too. This can be a good way to practice sending pull-requests before you get involved the programming part. Please also 'like' the video and follow the YouTube channel!


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