Issue #650 - 2024-01-08 - Perl in 2024

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Hi there,

What is in for Perl in 2024?

We had a big release Perl v5.38 last year, July 3, 2023. It was the first release introducing Corinna into core. Although it was good enough for starter but I am looking for another push in the next release in the year 2024. I am sure you must have tried the new OO in core. One thing that I really wanted was the ability to create a role using new shiny OO. I have no idea what is in the plan for the next release. I am looking forward to another update to the new OO ecosystem.

Personally, I am also looking forward to the next Perl and Raku Conference in Las Vegas. I had a wonderful experience last year in Canada. I hope things get back to normal before the event. I don't know about the conference in Europe. I missed it last year as it clashed with my India visit. It used to be my only opportunity to meet fellow Perl and Raku friends. I miss the local event, London Perl Workshop. I hope it gets fresh boost this year.

My pet project, The Weekly Challenge recently completed 250 weeks. It has been a great learning experience for me personally. I was introduced to Raku and Python. Thanks to the team members we get regular blog posts talking about magical Perl code. Talking about blog post, Olaf Alders, invites us to join the newsletter. I have accepted his invitation. How about you?

Stay safe and enjoy rest of the week.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


Cosmoshop unterstützt den Deutschen Perl/Raku-Workshop

by Max Maischein (CORION)

We are happy to announce that CosmoShop supports the German Perl/Raku-Workshop.

This Week in PSC (130) | 2024-01-04

Happy New Year and weekly update from Perl Steering Council.

Let's keep in touch

by Olaf Alders (OALDERS)

Invitation from Olaf to join the newsletter for interesting and fun post.

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 - 251

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Concatenation Value" and "Lucky Numbers". 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 - 250

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Smallest Index" and "Alphanumeric String Value" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.


by Ali Moradi

The real power of max() and map() in display. Perl is unbeatable truly.

String Index

by Arne Sommer

Compact one liner in Raku for both tasks. Line by line discussion is really handy too.

Leaping from Tree to Tree as They Float Down the Mighty Rivers of British Columbia

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Lots of fun facts will keep you busy as well as elegant solutions. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 250

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Incredibly straight forward solutions both in Perl and Raku. Plenty of magics for you.

Alphanumeric Moduli

by Jorg Sommrey

Simple loop and max/map enough for this week, nice to see variations. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 250: Smallest Index

by Laurent Rosenfeld

You don't need map power, just regular loop is good enough. Well done and thanks for sharing.

the first one of 2024!

by Luca Ferrari

Raku magical one-liner showing off. Sweet and short discussion is very handy.

Perl Weekly Challenge 250

by W Luis Mochan

Pure one-liner in Perl using CPAN is so refreshing. Great work and keep it up.

Weekly Challenge #250

by Mark Anderson

Welcome to blogging and thanks for sharing your first blog post. Hope to see more often. Thanks for sharing.

Two-Hundred Fifty Perl Weekly Challenges! Two-Hundred Fifty problems so clear…

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Cute little solutions in Perl, Python and Raku with engaging discussions. Keep it up great work.

Smallest index, largest element

by Peter Campbell Smith

DIY solutions like always. Well structured and presented too. Highly recommended.

The Weekly Challenge #250

by Robbie Hatley

Use of CPAN module makes the solution elegant and compact. Well done and keep it up.

Smallest Viable Value

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

One of the longest serving member of the team. Thanks for your support and contributions. Like always we have a detailed and meaningful post.

PWC #250

by Stephen G Lynn

I really enjoy Perl 4 code. Never got the opportunity to play with it. Thanks for the refresher.


2024.01 Happy (2..9).map(*³).sum

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

Weekly collections

The corner of Gabor

A couple of entries sneaked in by Gabor.

How to handle number overflow or underflow?

by Gabor Szabo (SZABGAB)

As a Perl prorgammer I never thought what happens if my posts get too many likes. Will the counter overflow? Now, as I write Rust it makes me think about all kinds of, sometimes rather unrealistic, edge-cases.

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