Issue #83 - 2013-02-25 - Did you know that 'Love' is true in Perl?

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Today is the Israeli Perl Workshop organized by Sawyer and myself. It is a strange thing as today is still Purim, so some of the participants might come in costume. We'll see.

There is also a huge list of Perl events for the next few months. I included the four closest, (actually that's 5), but they are all less than 2 month from now. I wonder if we should have a section listing the upcoming Perl Monger events as well, or if I should collect those and put them in some format on the web site. If for nothing else to provide some link-value to these sites.

Anyhow, here is the current edition. Don't forget to share the entries you liked! The authors live off those shares and likes and +1s.


Gabor Szabo


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Sqitch Homebrew Tap

I love how David E. Wheeler thinks about the users of Squitch, who probably don't care it was written in Perl and who probably don't want to deal with CPAN. He even set up a web site dedicated for this product. I'd assume any Perl developer who would want to see more people use Perl would start playing with this tool and start promoting it...


Texinfo 5.0 in Perl

by Dave Cross (DAVECROSS)

So part of Texinfo was ported from C to Perl that got some attention on Slashdot. Dave Cross checked the code and gave his opinion on how 'modern' that code is. I find both his comments and the reaction by the author of the code very interesting.


A follow up on three-value logic in Perl

by Curtis 'Ovid' Poe (OVID)

Do you like to upset your boss? Neither do I. Apparently Ovid wants avoid that too. So how do you compare undef with a number in a way that it won't mean 0?

Try::Lite is especially useful in PSGI handler.

by Tokuhiro Matsuno

Short but to the point. By Tokuhiro Matsuno.

Why I sometimes hate require

by David Golden (DAGOLDEN)

The perils of case insensitive file systems. Or maybe Perl should have a mode to automatically recognize such problems?

Unicode versus Passwords versus Digests

chromatic writes about the difficulty handling Unicode passwords properly.


CPAN Testers Summary - February 2013 - So

by Barbie (BARBIE)

The CPAN Testers infrastructure, maintained by Barbie and the Birmingham Perl Mongers, provide a diverse platform to test every module uploaded to CPAN. Sometime within minutes after the upload. This is the regular monthly report describing the discussions on the mailing list.


My play-perl and perl5 core quests

Ruslan Zakirov wants to contribute to the Perl 5 porters improving the core language, but he does not have much time and even when he has some it is not in one block. So he is trying to use Play Perl to get his ideas out. Maybe you would have the time to implement them.

Learning Perl Challenge: popular history (Answer)

by brian d foy (BDFOY)

A while ago brian d foy posted the challenge. This time it is the answer.

Perl programmer humour

by Neil Bowers (NEILB)

Do you know that the 'Love' is true in Perl? (So is 'False', but let's be positive here, can we?). Neil Bowers found out about the funny people in Perl community. You can too.


Improving Perl 5: Grant Report for Month 16

This is the regular report by Nicholas Clark.

Perl 6

t1: Tell knights from knaves

by Carl Mäsak

Carl Masak started to go over the solution for the Perl 6 Coding Competition. (and I still have two half-written solution on my hard disk...)

Weekly collections

Perl Tutorial

Some entries from Gabor. This time not exactly tutorials.

Improving your Perl code - one Perl::Critic policy at a time

You might be overwhelmed by the lots of violations it reports on a code that has never been checked. Here is one strategy to avoid fatigue and desperation.

Which is better perl-CGI, mod_perl or PSGI?

A question on a strange small Perl group on Facebook triggered this. I need to write a lot more about this subject.


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.

The New York Perl Hackathon

On Saturday, March 2, 2013 in, well, New York!

German Perl Workshop 2013

March 13-15, 2013, Berlin, Germany

Swiss Perl Workshop 2013

March 22, 2013, Bern, Switzerland

Dutch Perl Workshop 2013

April 19, 2013, Arnhem, The Netherlands

DC Baltimore Perl Workshop

April 20, 2013, Baltimore, DC, USA

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