Issue #644 - 2023-11-27 - Perl Sponsor?

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Hi there,

Do you or your company sponsor Perl directly or indirectly?

As we all know, The Perl and Raku Foundation, is the parent organisation responsible for the development of Perl and Raku programming languages. They are also the single point of contact for any donations, whether individual or corporate. Without a doubt they are doing great service promoting Perl and Raku programming languages. I have personally seen how they support annual conferences around the globe.

Why am I talking about it today?

I run The Weekly Challenge project primarily focus on Perl and Raku but open to all programming languages. It was started on 25th March 2019. It has been going on un-interrupted ever since, thanks to the strong 350+ members of Team PWC. We were lucky enough to have solo sponsor, Perl Careers run by Peter Sergeant since July 2019 without break. Initially we had weekly prize sponsorship but later it was changed to monthly sponsorship. The best part was, I didn't have to move a finger to find the sponsor. Pete was generous enough to come forward and continued supporting the project for such a long time.

Is it time to look for new sponsor?

Well, we are not expensive to sponsor, honestly speaking. The prize money has been 50 USD since the beginning. Although I have been looking for new sponsors for sometime but never done anything about it. It is just not my cup of tea. Because of this, I put the code move on hold for such a long time. Ideally I wanted to move the code base to pure Perl solution instead of currently Hugo which is based on Go. I also wanted to move away from GitHub pages hosted solution to a proper hosted solution that we can manage ourself. I could have requested TPRF for financial help but again I am not competent enough to make formal request. As we are growing very fast every week, it is getting out of hand to manage the contributions by the team member. GitHub takes lot longer to process the data as some of the team member complained about it too. I wish we had our own repository to manage the contributions.

Any help or suggestions are most welcome.

Last but not the least, please do remember all those affected by the recent conflicts in your daily prayer. Enjoy rest of the newsletter.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


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Bonus updates, two in a week, thank you Perl Steering Council.

German Perl/Raku Workshop 2024

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Official announcement to submit papers for GPRW 2024.


Turn off tainting in brewed Perl

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An Option for Syntax Highlighting on

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Fun work if you are frequent blogger on bpo.

Curated list of Perl modules

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The Weekly Challenge

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The Weekly Challenge - 245

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Sort Language" and "Largest of Three". 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 - 244

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Counting the Smallest Embiggens the Group Hero

by Adam Russell

Clever use of map and grep to get the desired result. Well done and thanks for sharing.


by Ali Moradi

Very compact and cute solutions. You must check it out. Thanks for your contributions.

The Smaller Hero

by Arne Sommer

Quality post with the most creative title every week. Keep it up great work.

Let me count the ways

by Bob Lied

So many variations and ideas. Plenty to keep you all busy. Thanks for sharing.

We Can Be Heroes, Just For One Day

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Thanks for reviewing CPAN module and sharing the details. Keep it up and well done.

And then a hero comes along

by Ian Rifkin

Bloggng style is 2 way communication and I love it. Well done.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 244

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Raku one-liner, very impressive. Please keep us entertained every week.

Smaller Heroes

by Jorg Sommrey

In depth analysis and discussed solutions. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 244: Count Smaller

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Simple and straight forward solutions both in Perl and Raku, no gimmicks. Thank you.

Perl Weekly Challenge 244: Group Hero

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Showing off the power of Raku built-in features. Perl is not far off either. Well balanced solutions. Keep it up great work.


by Lubos Kolouch

Love the innocent comparison of Perl and Python. Well done.

grep and filter everywhere!

by Luca Ferrari

Compact solutions in Raku and bonus in Python too. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 244

by W Luis Mochan

Use of CPAN module is clever move to get a compact solution. Well done.

Count… just a little bit smaller…

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Musical background to this week solution. Very interesting, keep it up.

The smallest hero

by Peter Campbell Smith

Scalable and Do It Yourself styled solutions. Great effort, keep it up.

The Weekly Challenge #244

by Robbie Hatley

Clever approach to solve the task. You must checkout yourself.

Counting Your Heroes

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Rust is very impressive, I must admit. You should check it out yourself. Highly recommended.

Weekly Challenge 244

by Simon Green

This is incredible, one-liner in Python. Simply the best. Thanks for sharing.


2023.47 FOSDEM devving

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Weekly collections

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Starting the Site Checker project

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First version of the Code Maven Static Site Generator

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I've started to rewrite the code behind the Perl Maven and Code Maven sites to be a static site generator.

Rust Maven

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The Rust Maven web site contains all the new Rust-related articles and Rust-related slides. If you are interested in Rust sign up to my newsletter!

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