Issue #641 - 2023-11-06 - Advent Calendars

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Hi there,

I am sitting in my bomb-shelter trying to think what could I write about Perl, but frankly nothing comes to my mind. There is hardly anything going on in the Perl world. I barely managed to find 7 articles to include.

As you might know Len Jaffe runs the Advent Planet, an aggregation of Advent calendars. He asked us to mention that if you are planning to run an advent calendar, contact him to be included in his aggregator!

So what can I write about? In the last 2 weeks I managed to work a bit and for one week I volunteered to work on a farm to pick avocados. At least during that time I did not watch news and did not have to hear about the total loss of sanity on the streets of the Western cities and in many of the Western university campuses.

So what am I working on? I have been working a lot on my Rust projects. If you are interested to follow what I am doing here are the instructions to subscribe to my newsletter.

If you are interested in my point of view about what's going on in Israel and what's going on in the world about 'the conflict', I have another newsletter with instructions to subscribe

Finally a reminder: if you'd like to see more Perl-related content in the Perl Weekly, then write more!

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo




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The Weekly Challenge - 242

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 241

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Recursive Loops and Code Re-Use

by Adam Russell

Code re-use is on the display. Too cool, well done.


by Ali Moradi

Once again, CPAN made this task easier to deal with. Smart move, keep it up.

Arithmetic Prime

by Arne Sommer

The USP of the post is we get to the source for more information. Keep it up great work.

Math is hard?

by Ian Rifkin

Well documented solutions with clarity. Great work, keep sharing every week.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 241

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Code breakdown and line-by-line discussion is really helpful. Too good to be miss out.


by Lubos Kolouch

The Algorithm and Complexity sections well documented. Thanks for sharing.

loops everywhere!

by Luca Ferrari

Bonus Python is there for all of us. Nice work, keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge 241

by W Luis Mochan

For Perl lover, here is one-liner for you. Highly recommended.

Triplets Prime

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Simple and straight forward solutions in Perl, Raku and Python. Thanks for sharing.

Triplets and factors

by Peter Campbell Smith

Do It Yourself format of the post is the highlight for me. Highly recommended.

The Weekly Challenge #241

by Robbie Hatley

CPAN is handy to get the job done. Well done, keep sharing.

Prime Triplets

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Like always we got solutions in multiple languages. Rust and Javascript got the space in the post.

Triplets and Sorting

by Simon Green

Python is showing off its power. Always nice to learn new magics. Thanks for sharing.


Science Track Interest Survey

There is a strong official consideration by The Perl and Raku Foundation of including a new kind of track to the 2024 Perl and Raku Conference in Las Vegas.

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