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Announcing Perl 7
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by marto
on Jun 24, 2020 at 15:14
Reminder: The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud - this week!
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by haukex
on Jun 22, 2020 at 04:36
Perl 5.32.0 Released
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by Tux
on Jun 21, 2020 at 03:58
Perl Weekly Challenges
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by perlfan
on Jun 15, 2020 at 00:28
    I followed the link to r/perl and was pleasantly surprised to see a link to "Perl Weekly Challenges" that seems to be quite active.

    I never participated in the Perl golf on account of me being totally lost or the Perl programming challenges of yore, but I was pretty active with the Pull Request Challenge when it was going. I got a lot out of it and I strongly encouraged any Perl programmers at $WORK I happened to be mentoring at the time to get involved. Some did, and it was very beneficial for them as well.

    In any case, it's no PRC but it looks like the PWCs have been active for quite a few months. Not sure if this is news, but it is new to me. And I don't see how it's fake even tho I found it on leddit, so here you go!

    Update - PRC is back, it seems!! Pull Request Club covered in a lightning talk, Kivanc Yazan - State of Pull Request Club - Lightning Talks - Day 2.

Perl in Stack Overflow 2020 Survey
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by RonW
on May 28, 2020 at 21:31
IntraMine service suite
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by Anonymous Monk
on May 26, 2020 at 13:59

    Dear suPerlatives,

    Allow me to introduce Intramine, an intranet service suite for Windows done in Strawberry Perl and JavaScript that provides sub-second local search of your half a million or more source and text files, among other things.

    Some other things:

    • five-second index update when you change a file, to keep searches current
    • automatic linking for all source and text and image file mentions, with minimal overhead (often none)
    • a really nice file Viewer to browse your files, and see search hits in full context (plus that automatic linking)
    • image hovers in your source and text files
    • Gloss, a markdown variant specifically for intranet use that takes advantage of autolinking and minimizes "computer friendly" overhead
    • scalable services: write your own IntraMine service, with or without a front end, and run multiple instances that can talk to other services
    • Search, Viewer, and Linker service support for 137 programming languages, as well as plain text
    • all original work is covered by an UNLICENSE.

    For a README and downloads see




CoróAn object system for the Perl core
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by Ovid
on May 20, 2020 at 04:54

    FYI: I've been doing a lot of of work speccing out Cor, an object system for the Perl core.

    You can read about it on the wiki. There are also extensive links on different pages for people to provide feedback.

    Per discussion with Sawyer, the current Perl pumpking, the current plan is that Cor will go into the Perl core. Unlike previous attempts, this one looks like it will really happen. So get your feedback in now.

    To give you a little taste, here's a simple LRU cache written in Cor.

    class Cache::LRU { use Hash::Ordered; has $cache :handles(get) :builder; has $max_size :new(optional) :reader :isa(PositiveInt) = 20; has $created :reader = time; method _build_cache () { Hash::Ordered->new } method set ( $key, $value ) { if ( $cache->exists($key) ) { $cache->delete($key); } elsif ( $cache->keys > $max_size ) { $cache->shift; } $cache->set( $key, $value ); # new values in front } }

    Also, holy carp! I've had an account here for 20 years!

Perl & Raku Con in Amsterdam 2020 - Cancelled due to Covid-19
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by Corion
on Mar 29, 2020 at 07:58

    Sad news reach us from the Perl & Raku Con in Amsterdam:

    Due to COVID-19, the organizers of the conference have agreed to cancel the event. For both safety as well as with the expectation that a new rule closing organized events over 3 people until June in the Netherlands has made the conferene this year untenable. The conference will continue in 2021 (likely to be in August just as this year was scheduled for). We are looking into the possibility of a remote conference sometime this summer in collaboration with the American conference.
MCE & MCE::Shared at
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by 1nickt
on Mar 24, 2020 at 15:58

    "Performance Concurrency with the Perl Many-Core Engine"

    A talk on MCE and MCE::Shared, introducing the main features and usage of this powerful framework to parallelize your Perl code and turbo-charge your programs by harnessing the power of all the cores on your machine.

    Hosted by On line (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) at :

    Date: Wednesday March 25, 2020
    Time: 1800 EDT (GMT-4)

    Fellow monks, I prepared this talk (with the assistance of marioroy, the author of the modules) for the Perl Conference 2020 where I was scheduled to present it. Today that conference was cancelled, as has been the Baltimore/DC Perlyglot Workshop where it was also on the schedule. I was scheduled to give the talk at the Charlotte, NC Perlmongers meeting tomorrow; that meeting has been moved on line. The organizer cromedome has allowed me to share the link, so if you have any interest in MCE please join us!


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DrForr is no longer with us
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by holli
on Mar 14, 2020 at 16:35
    I am very sorry posting this on behalf of Liz here on Perlmonks. She just published a gist with sad news:
    Our dear friend Jeff Goff has died in a scuba diving accident. He told me and many others about how he looked forward to learning more about scuba diving, getting more experienced in it, during the JoCo Cruise ( ). Apparantly, something went horribly wrong.

    I have spent many hours with Jeff, not in the least when he broke his hip in Spain during the Perl conference in Granada, and I took it upon me to take care of several things for him. He has stayed as a guest at least twice in my home. I have learned to know Jeff as a warm, loving man, with a great sense of humor, wonderful ideas, and always helpful. Last time I saw him when he took over from me at the Perl & Raku booth at FOSDEM in Brussels.

    Needless to say, but it needs to be said anyway: Liz and I will miss him terribly. The Perl & Raku communities will miss him dearly, as he was one volunteer who has done a lot of things to make things happen, to make things better.

    Please do not contact his mother or other family with requests about how the accident happened. Please wait for more information about what actually happened, it will be presented when we have it.

    If you want to send condolences to the family, please do so to the following address:
    c/o Family Goff
    PO Box 118
    St. Ignatius, MT 59865

Videos from the 2020 German Perl/Raku Workshop in Erlangen
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by haukex
on Mar 07, 2020 at 08:24
New Perl Cucumber book
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by davies
on Feb 20, 2020 at 17:33
StackOverflow Developer Survey 2020 is now open
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by choroba
on Feb 11, 2020 at 13:44
    StackOverflow Developer Survey 2020 is now open, as announced in their blog! This year, they're asking about other online communities, so we can remind the rest of the world about PerlMonks.

    Let's make Perl visible.

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Shared XS modules manifesto
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by basiliscos
on Feb 08, 2020 at 03:12


    We, i.e. Crazy Panda LTD, would like to share our vision of shared XS modules, which we consider quite innovative in Perl world:


    The proposed concept already has an implementation (XS::Install, XS::Framework), which we internally use on production more then one year. We plan to release on CPAN rather wide, deep and efficient hierarchy of our XS-modules, but it will take some time due to need of documentation, API stabilization etc.

    Early adopters, questions, or any feed back are welcome!

    WBR, basiliscos.
Komodo IDE is now Free
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by choroba
on Jan 19, 2020 at 15:42
    Komodo IDE by ActiveState with Perl support is now free, at least according to its page. You need to create a "Platform Account" first which I didn't, so I can't report on what it involves.

    Source: shura at mastodon

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