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Programming puzzles using PERL

by saurabh2k26 (Initiate)
on Dec 01, 2014 at 16:06 UTC ( #1108843=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I participate in lot on online programming quiz like codeforces, codechef, hackerrank etc. I had observed that very few people code using PERL. It is sometimes as low as 1 in 4000 participants. I have started a blog to encourage people code more in PERL

You can find some interesting problems with solution in PERL at

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Re: Programming puzzles using PERL
by choroba (Archbishop) on Dec 01, 2014 at 16:48 UTC
    1 in 4000
    Where did you get the number? For example, Rosalind's Top 100 shows the following numbers1:
    44 Python 18 10 C++ 6 Ruby 4 C# 3 R 3 Perl 2 Java 2 MATLAB 2 Go 2 Haskell 1 C 1 PHP 1 Common Lisp 1 Scala

    Update: Also, Contest Coding had 4/23 Perl participants (one of them used Java, too), submitting 98/404 solutions.

    1If scraped a big.

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Re: Programming puzzles using PERL
by Arunbear (Prior) on Dec 02, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
    Encouraging people to use Perl is a worthy goal, but I suspect many will not be encouraged by badly formatted code examples. At the very least run your samples through Perltidy and use strict in your examples.

    Also, there is no "PERL".

Re: Programming puzzles using PERL
by GrandFather (Saint) on Dec 01, 2014 at 20:26 UTC

    Those things are fun, but maybe most of us spend the time solving real puzzles with Perl instead?

    Perl is the programming world's equivalent of English

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