Issue #642 - 2023-11-13 - Perl and PAUSE

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Hi there,

Have you uploaded a module to CPAN?

If yes then you will have come across PAUSE. One of the PAUSE admins, Neil Bowers, has written handful of blog posts to help anyone understand the internals. I would recommend you start with What happens when you upload to CPAN?. I have seen beginners fighting with issues related to versioning. You should checkout one more cool post: Semantic Version. Do you want more? If yes there here is one more post on the same subject by Dave Cross: Version Numbers.

During the research, I found an interview of Neil Bowers with the chief editor Gabor Szabo. I really enjoyed watching it after a long time.

How do you debug your Perl script?

I belong to old school and still today use the command line switch -d for debugging. I know there are other ways of debugging. Recently I tried using editor Visual Studio Code with the help of colleague at work. Although I liked the visual debugging but for me old is gold. If you are new to debugging then you should checkout the YouTube video by Ricardo Signes.

Ever thought of contributing to Perl?

In old days (15 years for me), it was really complicated subject. Ever since the move to GitHub, it is lot easier to contribute now. The official guide is out there if you fancy. Paul Evans written a detailed post: Writing a Perl Core Feature.

I am sure you have enough to keep you busy until next week. Last but not least belated Happy Diwali everyone.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Meet The Champion - Packy Anderson

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Please checkout the interview with the latest champion of The Weekly Challenge.

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The Weekly Challenge - 243

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Reverse Pairs" and "Floor Sum". 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 - 242

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Missing Flips

by Adam Russell

Clever use of map can be fun. Really enjoyed the post, thanks for sharing.


by Ali Moradi

Once again CPAN is handy to get the job done elegantly. Keep it up great work.

Missing Matrix

by Arne Sommer

Lots of Raku magic to solve the task with bonus documentation. Thanks for your contributions.

Missing Members

by Augie De Blieck Jr.

Unique approach to deal with the weekly task. Have fun.

Flip the Script

by Bob Lied

This week we have more than Perl problem. Very interesting and thanks for sharing.

Like The Deserts Miss The Rain

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Back to blogging after a gap, we missed you. So much about week 242, interesting.

I'm a Map

by Ian Rifkin

Detailed task breakdown with exceptional discussion. Highly recommended.

Missing Reversed Inversions

by Jorg Sommrey

Nice demo of PDL, you really don't want to miss it. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 242: Missing Members

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Having Perl and Raku solutions side-by-side is fun to learn new tricks. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 242: Flip Matrix

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Dealing with matrix using Raku magic can be fun. Bonus you also get Perl version. Well done.

grepping the arrays for fun and profit!

by Luca Ferrari

Enjoy the bonus Python contributions. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 242

by W Luis Mochan

Use of bitmasks? The end result is worth checking, Thanks for sharing.

Checking and Flipping

by Matthias Muth

Dealing matrix using map is very clever. Clever approach.

Flip the Missing Matrix Members

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

COAN makes life so easy and fun, You don't want to skip it.

Flipping members

by Peter Campbell Smith

Task analyis done with detailed discussion. Don't forget to try the solutions.

The Weekly Challenge #242

by Robbie Hatley

Simple yet elegant solutions with detailed task analysis. Well done and thanks for sharing.

The Weekly Challenge 242

by Robert McIntosh

Welcome to blogging and thanks for sharing first well structured blog post. Keep it up great work.

One Of Our Matrices Is Missing

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Thanks for choosing Ruby/Kotlin magic in the blog post. Highly recommended.


2023.45 ConfVids

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