Issue #73 - 2012-12-17 - The 3rd annual Perl 6 Coding Competition

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Christmas is only a week away so it is just appropriate to mention the 3rd Perl 6 Coding Competition run by Carl Masak.


Gabor Szabo

Advent Calendars

OX Advent Calendar

OX is a new web framework.

Code Quality

Statement Toggler for Vim

by Yanick Champoux (YANICK)

Yanick Champoux wrote a simple perl script that can switch between 'if (cond) {statement}' and 'statement if cond', one of the possible refactorings in Perl. He hooked it up to vim, but if the code is released both as a stand-alone script, and as a module, then it could be used in other editors and IDEs as well.

Beware the file lock, my son!

Upon reading the Perl Advent Calendar entry of today, Oylenshpeegul adds a cautionary note on wrapping gifts in exotically-doored laundry rooms lock_nfs (and locking file on NFS partitions), recommending the use of File::NFSLock for those cases.


Identifying CPAN distributions you could help out with

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Every once in a while people come along various Perl channels, mailing lists and forums and ask what perl project they could be involved. Neil Bowers is now trying to set up some metric that will show which CPAN modules need the most attention. Some metric based on the number of bugs, the age of bugs, the date of most recent release etc. Among the comments you can also find the process, to take over maintainership of a module.


Adding tests to and refactoring the perl debugger - Grant Conclusion Report

Shlomi Fish has finished his TPF grant work. I hope he will do more grants.


How to sort faster in Perl?

As a follow-up to my previous article introducing sorting, in this article I introduced the Schwartzian transform. It is not some bleading edge material, but I hope it will be useful for the people reading the Perl Maven materials.

Perl 6

The 2012 Perl 6 Coding Contest

The 3rd edition of the Perl 6 coding contest has started a few days ago, but it is still not too late to join. There are 5 tasks to do till 18th January. So you have a full month to learn Perl 6 and implement the tasks.

Weekly collections


I usually list the next 3-4 events here. The list of all the events can be found on the web site. If your Perl event is not listed there, please let me know.

2013 Perl Oasis conference, Orlando, Florida

January 11-13, 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA

Israeli Perl-Workshop 2013 (ILPW)

February , 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel

German Perl-Workshop 2013

March 13-15, 2013, Berlin, Germany

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