Issue #652 - 2024-01-22 - Perl and TPF

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Hi there,

Is it TPF or TPRF?

Looking at the official news page, it still says The Perl Foundation News. I have no issue how you call it whether TPF or TPRF. The most important bit is the work they do to promote Perl and Raku programming languages. There was a big news recently as we had the Letter from the President. We don't very often hear from the President. I was curious to find out what is special this time.

I would like to talk about two things, one the 2024 Prospectus and second about new board members. Honestly, I never knew about the prospectus. I will be watching when it gets published more likely ahead of the annual conference in Las Vegas in the month of June 2024. With regard to the new members, Bruce Gray and Ruth Holloway, I would like to congratulate both of them. I am confident they are going to be a big help to present the wider audience point of views. It is a proud moment for me as Bruce Gray is one of the most active and regular members of Team PWC.

OK, tell me how many of you watched the live release of Perl v5.39.7?

To be honest with you, I wasn't aware of such live streaming of Perl release. Thanks to Gabor for this information in the last edition of the newsletter. For me, it was perfect timing, first thing on Saturday morning. I was a mute spectator, just watching the release flow. Some of the things just went above my head but few things I could follow. It was fun though. I would definitely watch the live streaming if it happens again. Just out of curiosity, I asked one question in the end about release ETA of Perl v5.40. I got the response that in the next 2-3 months. That made me really happy as I am eagerly waiting for the next big release. Looking forward to more features to the newly added OO ecosystem.

Do you use GitHub Actions?

I was fortunate to attend the talk on the subject by Dave Cross at the Perl Conference in Toronto last summer. It is really cool thing to have if you have codebase in GitHub. I would highly recommend you checkout his latest post where he shared the details.

Are you enjoying the cold days and nights of January?

Personally, I just hate it as my body doesn't like extreme condition either cold or hot. I know I came from a place in India where 50 degree celcius was normal during summer. Not anymore unfortunately, may be I am getting old now. I just want January to get over asap as in this month we hardly get any sun where I live.

Have a safe and fun week ahead.

Mohammad Sajid Anwar


2024 Letter from the President

by Amber Krawczyk

Hear from the President directly about the plans for 2024.

This week in PSC (132)

Another weekly update by Perl Steering Council. writes a lot about Python. We should definitely let them know what we do in Perl on a regular basis.


GitHub Actions for Perl Development

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Big help to all who has got Perl code base in GitHub repository. You should give it a try as it is so easy to implement as shown by Dave.

The Weekly Challenge

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

The Weekly Challenge - 253

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks: "Split Strings" and "Weakest Row". 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 - 252

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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


by Ali Moradi

Using CPAN module, makes the final solution one liner and crispy. Keep it up great work.

Uniquely Special

by Arne Sommer

I like the verbose solution, no gimmicks. Having the link to the documentation is very handy too. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 252

by Jaldhar H. Vyas

Great show of code re-use in this week solutions. This is the benefit of doing the challenges for a long time. Thank you for your support and contributions.

Special Zeroes

by Jorg Sommrey

Use of PDL always fascinates me. Please do checkout if you want to get closer view. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 252: Special Numbers

by Laurent Rosenfeld

I didn't know you can actually write the proper mathematical sqaure symbol in the code. Raku rocks !!!

Perl Weekly Challenge 252: Unique Sum Zero

by Laurent Rosenfeld

I simply love how you chain function calling in Raku, just loved it. Thanks for sharing the knowledge every week.

doing math to get zero!

by Luca Ferrari

Cute one-liner in Raku is worth checking. And you also get bonus Python solutions too. Well done and keep it up.

Perl Weekly Challenge 252

by W Luis Mochan

Perl one-liner in action like every week, You really don't want to miss it.

Sum Enchanted Evening

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Code re-use is the trend this week and why not. Well structured post once again, thanks for sharing.

Special and unique numbers

by Peter Campbell Smith

Thoroughly discussed and analysed solution like every week. Keep it up great work.

The Weekly Challenge #252

by Robbie Hatley

Short and sweet solutions in Perl. Thanks for your contributions.

Unique and Special

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

Functional approach using Rust is the highlight of the post. Keep it up great work.

Special zeros

by Simon Green

Love the power of Python and Perl is not far behind either. Well done.

PWC 252

by Stephen G Lynn

Another attempt to see Perl 4 in action. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.


2024.03 Draig

by Elizabeth Mattijsen (ELIZABETH)

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