Issue #647 - 2023-12-18 - Happy birthday Perl! 🎂

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Hi there!

Today is the birthday of Perl.

If you don't have an advent calendar just go around the kitchen randomly opening doors and see if there is anything edible... Luckily you can pick from several calendars

The Perl Advent calendar continues and now there are the The Twelve Days of Dancer as well

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Advent Calendar


Rust Maven

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Rust is, in a way, orthogonal to Perl. It is a rather verbose language with a steep learning curve. However it is much faster than Perl and can be cross-compiled and easily distributed. It provides memory safety though it takes time to get used-to the ownership model. On the other hand it makes it rather easy to write threaded applications. I've been writing about Rust for a while on the Rust Maven site. You are invited to subscribe to the Rust Maven newsletter!

Twelve Days of Dancer

It's the Twelve Days of Dancer, 2023 edition!

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

The 2023 Dancer Advent Calendar, the Twelve Days of Dancer is up and running! We hope you'll enjoy this year's version - there's a lot of fun and practical gifts to be found there.

The Twelve Days of Dancer, 2023 Edition

by Jason A. Crome (CROMEDOME)

State of the Dancer - Questions for the Community - Let's Dance!

Perl Steering Council

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 - 248

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Shortest Distance" and "Submatrix Sum". If you are new to the weekly challenge then why not join us and have fun every week. For more information, please read the FAQ.

RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 247

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Secret Santa" and "Most Frequent Letter Pair" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.

The Santa Letters

by Arne Sommer

This week we get more than what is asked in the task. Kudos for the effort, keep it great work up.

Weighing and Counting Pairs

by Jorg Sommrey

Thoroughly discussed and presented the solution, plenty to keep you engaged. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 247: Most Frequent Letter Pair

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Simple and compact solutions in Perl and Raku. It is well documented too, thank you for your contributions.


by Lubos Kolouch

A very unique approach to get the job done in different languages presenting the internals. Coolest approach.

arrays everywhere!

by Luca Ferrari

Presenting the power of Raku's regular expression. Greatly discussed too.

Perl Weekly Challenge 247

by W Luis Mochan

Perl command line solutions to both tasks, incredible. Well done and keep it up.

Writing Letter Pairs to Santa

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Cool demo of Perl's function signature in this week solution. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

Santa’s letters

by Peter Campbell Smith

Sort hash value in Perl is the core. Also some Perl magic in display. Keep it up great work.

Most Frequent Santa

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Flow network problem solved with Ford-Fulkerson. Another jargon to keep us busy. Thanks for your support and contributions.

The one about frequency

by Simon Green

Nice to know more about Santa Secret. Not to be missed the solutions in Perl and Python.


by Stephen G Lynn

Cool use of localised subroutine ref in action. You must checkout for more information.

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

The Turbofish ::<> in Rust

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

Rust has an interesting feature of context sensitivity and it has an 'operator' called Trubofish. Don't forget to subscribe to the Rust Maven newsletter!

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