Issue #651 - 2024-01-15 - Watch the release of Perl live!

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Hi there!

After a long period of time, finally I see a live online event about Perl that's worth following. Max Maischein will Live stream the release of Perl 5.39.7. Even if you are not a core Perl developer and are not interesting in becoming one, I think it is an event worthy to follow. It is in the morning hours of Europe so it seems to be more relevant to people in Europe, Africa and the East, including New Zealand.

Am I the only one bothered by The Perl Foundation publishing a grant request that looks suspicious, to say it mildly? Are they legally required to publish anything that has the word 'Perl' in it even if the person submitting it has no track record with Perl and the Perl community? Do they really believe that a person who has never contributed to Perl from a place that has not seen any Perl contribution will out of the blue run a Perl Hackathon? Or is this a political agenda?

Speaking of sponsorship. In the last few years the Perl Weekly had some income from job ads. Unfortunately that ended in December. I used to use some of the money to sponsor Mohammad, but unfortunately I had to stop that. So I'd like to ask you to step up, open your purse, and support Mohammad. He is running The Weekly Challenge and about 3/4 of the Perl Weekly. I think it would be important to make him feel appreciated and valued in this way as well.

And as for me, I keep writing about Rust. I just bought a micro:bit thingy to experiment a bit with light-weight embedded programming.

Enjoy your week!

Gabor Szabo


Missing at point blank range

by Bob Lied

Exploring the range operator in Perl



The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out of your comfort-zone. We pick one champion at the end of the month from among all of the contributors during the month.

The Weekly Challenge - 252

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Special Numbers" and "Unique Sum Zero". 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 - 251

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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

Lucky Concatenation

by Arne Sommer

Line by line discussion is the specialty of the post. It makes so easy to follow. Thanks for sharing the Raku magic with us every week.

Do You Feel Lucky?

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Smart move to take help from CPAN module List::Util. You get to know about Week 251 as bonus. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 251

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Raku one-liners once again showing the power as shared in the post. You would be surprised how elegant the end result looks like. Thanks for your contributions.

Lucky Cats

by Jorg Sommrey

Use of Perl magic makes the solution compact. Thanks for the refresher as always.

Perl Weekly Challenge 251: Concatenation Value

by Laurent Rosenfeld

The use of 'copy' for parameters can be very handy. I just love it. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 251: Lucky Number

by Laurent Rosenfeld

The use of LABEL reminds me of it in Perl. I rarely see it's user in production code. Glad to see Raku made it popular again. Thanks for your contributions.

rows and cols, what a mess!

by Luca Ferrari

For me, the function parameters validation is the highlight. Of course the body is very thin, thanks to the Raku power.

Perl Weekly Challenge 251

by W Luis Mochan

Master of Perl one-liners making good use of Perl power. You will definitely love the solution. Well donea

Luck Concatenate Numbers Tonight!

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Having solutions in Perl, Raku and Python side by side gives so much insight into each language. Plenty to keep you busy. Keep it up great work.

Lucky concatenations

by Peter Campbell Smith

Iterate from both ends? You must check it how. Keep it up great work.

The Weekly Challenge #251

by Robbie Hatley

Short and precise discussion is enough to follow the code. Well done and thanks for your contributions.

Concatenating Luck

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Really enjoyed the Python solutions being discussed in the post. No wonder why Python is so famous these days.

Lucky values

by Simon Green

Another post fully dedicated to the Python's solution. Always pleasure to see the power of other languages. Thanks for sharing.


by Stephen G Lynn

Do you miss Perl4? Well checkout the post and you will be surprised. Thanks for your contributions.

Weekly collections


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!

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