Issue #663 - 2024-04-08 - No idea

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Hi there

It seems I have less and less to write about in these editorials. This is of course not very surprising as I there are fewer and fewer articles published about Perl. The only thing that still keeps this afloat is the Weekly Challenge of Mohammad. So maybe you can sponsor it?

Sad news: Just a few days ago I heard that Dave Hodgkinson has passed away last December. LinkedIn, Facebook, and his web site where he posted in November. May he rest in peace and his family find solace. He will be missed.

In a totally unrelated sadness: It has been six months.

I wish you a nicer week!

Gabor Szabo


Collecting talks

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

Have you ever enjoyed a presentation or a course given by Dave Cross? Well, his beginnings were humble, to say the least, but luckily he did not have time to give up. Anyway, here is an opportunity for Internet archeologists to help Dave.



The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Sajid 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 - 264

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "Greatest English Letter" and "Target Array". 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 - 263

by Mohammad Sajid Anwar (MANWAR)

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


by Ali Moradi

Don't you love map{}? See yourself how it can make your code look cute.

Target Merge

by Arne Sommer

Method chaining of Raku makes it easy to create one-liner. Raku Rocks !!!

Don't Sort It, Be Happy

by Bob Lied

Educational task analysis, you really don't want to skip, thanks for sharing.

Arrayed Against Me

by Dave Jacoby (JACOBY)

Have you used postderef? It is regular in Dave's contribution. Please do checkout.

The Weekly Challenge - 263

by James Smith

Get thorough task analysis and discussion about weekly tasks. Keep it up great work.

Which Witch?

by Jorg Sommrey

I highly encourage everyone to try PDL if not done already. I would one day soon. Well done.

Perl Weekly Challenge 263: Target Index

by Laurent Rosenfeld

This week favourite is grep and sort. You will appreciate the clean code. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 263: Merge Items

by Laurent Rosenfeld

Just good old for-loop and no magics. Love the simplicity, keep it up.

iterating and filtering arrays

by Luca Ferrari

Magical one-liner in Raku is not to be missed. Great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 263

by W Luis Mochan

This week tasks were ideal for the master of Perl one-liners. Highly recommended.

Indexes and Items

by Matthias Muth

I like the story behnd the scene. There are plenty to learn from such story. Thanks for sharing.

Merge the Target Index Items

by Packy Anderson (PACKY)

Lots of Raku magic in action, makes it special. You will fall in love with the language. Well done and keep it up.

Find the target and merge the inventory

by Peter Campbell Smith

Cute and easy to follow solutions in Perl. Anybody can follow it and try it. Thanks for sharing.

The Weekly Challenge - 263

by Reinier Maliepaard

I have no clue why avoiding the use of 'my' in declaring variables. I would love to know the reason behind it.

The Weekly Challenge #263

by Robbie Hatley

Clever use of CPAN module. I always encourage the use of CPAN module. Well done.

Targets Merge

by Roger Bell West (FIREDRAKE)

My personal favourite this week is Postscript solution. How about you? Keep it up great work.

Finding the target

by Simon Green

Couple of interesting thing about Python in this week post. One, use of array as parameter and return list. You don't want to miss it.

Weekly collections

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