Issue #636 - 2023-10-02 - Happy Birthday Larry

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Hi there,

A belated, Happy Birthday to the creator of Perl. May the joy that you have spread in the past come back to you on this day. Just for record, the birthday was on 27th September.

Do you use homebrew?

brian d foy did all the hard work to get homebrew up to the latest Perl v5.38. If you are keen to know the details then please do checkout the pull request.

Olaf Alders recently shared his cool creation, is: an inspector for your environment. I am sure for all System Administrators out there, it would be very handy.

I am not sure, if you noticed this but PerlMonks certificate expired few days ago. I only noticed as one of the contributor to The Weekly Challenge shared link to the site. The very next day, I saw post by Olaf Alders on Twitter talking about it and sharing the tool that can help avoid such incident in future. The certificate has now been restored.

Do you know the current maintainer of CPAN Testers server?

I saw Facebook post by Mark Keating just few days ago. I remember, Doug Bell helped many years ago when I was playing daily CPAN upload games. He gave me access to deal with the issues I was facing at the time. I just hope, it stays live and kicking. It is the second best thing for us after MetaCPAN. If you are interested to sponsor the MetaCPAN then you now have plenty of different options. Please find out more about it in the official announcement page.

For all newbies wanted to explore Perl, please checkout the Perl Programming Course by FreeCodeCamp. Thank you Nikos Vaggalis for sharing this with us.

The annual event, Hacktoberfest 2023 is back. If you contribute to opensource projects on GitHub then I would highly recommend to take part in the event. For more details, please checkout the announcement.

Enjoy rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


This Week in PSC (118)

Another update by PSC team.

MetaCPAN Core Contributors

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

Please do come forward and support MetaCPAN Core. As of now, we have 19 contributors. It would be nice to see this grow with your support.

Hacktoberfest 2023

The annual festival is live and kicking. Please do join and contribute to open source projects on GitHub.



by Mikko Koivunalho

If you are fan of plenv the this plugin would be very handy. How? You need to checkout the post for more details.

Hash of Arrays Deathmatch : Native Perl vs. DBM::Deep vs. Redis

by Christos Argyropoulos

A detailed comparison to help you understand the pros/cons. Please keep us busy with more such posts.

Writing Perl with Emacs: Are there perl-mode users around?

by haj

For all emacs users, please checkout the latest update to cperl-mode to edit Perl code.

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 - 237

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Seize The Day" and "Maximise Greatness". 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 - 236

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Meet The Champion - Mariano Spadaccini

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Please checkout the interview with the recent champion.

Exact Array Loops

by Adam Russell

I noticed the use of 'redo' after a long time. Nice solutions without any complications. Thanks for sharing.


by Ali Moradi

Lots of Perl magic used in this week solutions. Thank you Ali.

Changing Loops

by Arne Sommer

Good show of BagHash, new to me. Thank you for entertaining us with Raku magic every week.

Lemonade Stand

by Avery Adams

You can never the simplicity of the language to explain the logic. Great work, keep it up.

A Change Would Do You Good

by Bob Lied

Simple use of pop/push can be more than enough to get the job done. Please checkout to figure out.

The Circle Is Small

by Bob Lied

You are served with multiple approaches for this week solution. You must checkout.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 236

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

I like the rarely used given/when in Perl solution. You also get bonus Raku version. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 236: Exact Change

by Laurent Rosenfeld

You have clean and verbose solutions in Perl and Raku, like always. Well done and thanks.

Perl Weekly Challenge 236: Array Loops

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Cool use of 'loop' of Raku. The language never stops surprising me.


by Lubos Kolouch

Breakdown of process makes it so easy to follow the logic. Please keep sharing blog.

Arrays and Loops

by Luca Ferrari

Without any jargons, here we have simple yet elegant Raku solution. Thank you Luca.

Perl Weekly Challenge 236

by W Luis Mochan

Breaking the tradition, we have 2-liners in Perl by the man himself. You don't want to skip it.

Bills in Loops, and Loops in Arrays

by Matthias Muth

Well documented solutions as always and plenty to learn too. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Exact Change and Array Loops

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Enjoy the bonus Python and java on top of Perl and Raku. Keep it up great work.

Change and loops

by Peter Campbell Smith

Code analysis is precise and to the point. You could just jump and try the solution straight away.

Change for the Machines

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Glad that Roger got excited and we get more than we expected. Highly recommended.

Challenge 236 Task 1: Exact Change

by Shimon Bollinger

Well structured blog post sharing every little details, enough to keep you busy. Keep it up great work.

Challenge 236 Task 2: Array Loops

by Shimon Bollinger

Bonus post and here we have one more explaining the algorithm. Good job.


2023.39 Releaseses

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

Perl Jobs by Perl Careers

Modern Perl and positive team vibes. UK Remote Perl role

If you’re a Modern Perl developer in the UK with TypeScript or Node and you’re searching for a team of dynamos, we’ve found the perfect place for you. This award-winning company may be newer, but the combined experience of their people is impressive. No doubt this is one of the many reasons their AI recruitment marketing business has taken off!

UK Remote Perl Programmer for Leading Enterprise Tech Publication

Our client is a global leader in the enterprise technology publishing industry, providing audiences worldwide with stimulating perspectives and unique news on enterprise tech that matters today and tomorrow. They are seeking a talented Perl programmer to manage the full life-cycle of software projects on a remote basis.

Perl Programmer Opportunity - Join a Prominent Tech Publishing Powerhouse in the Philippines

Our UK-based client is a global leader in the enterprise technology publishing industry, providing audiences worldwide with stimulating perspectives and unique news on enterprise tech that matters today and tomorrow. They are currently seeking a passionate and exceptional Perl programmer based in the Philippines to join their team.

Adventure! Senior Perl roles in Malaysia, Dubai and Malta

Clever folks know that if you’re lucky, you can earn a living and have an adventure at the same time. Enter our international client: online trading is their game and they’re looking for Perl people with passion, drive, and an appreciation for new experiences.

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