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Perl Weekly #645 - Advent Calendars

Originally published at Perl Weekly 645

Hi there!

Welcome to the new subscribers!

December has arrived and with it the season of the Advent Calendars. You might recall that Len Jaffe has an Advent Calendar aggregator called Advent Planet. If you know a running calendar that is not listed there, please contact Len!

It lists the Perl Advent Calendar and the Raku advent calendar, and a few more. Ingy dot Net pointed to the YAML Script Advent Calendar.

In the previous edition Mohammad sent a call to get sponsor for his Weekly programming challenge. Several people replied to me. Those messages were forwarded to Mohammad as that is his gig. However, I noticed that the link we used to have at the top of the Perl Weekly was only showing up on the web site. I added it back. In a nutshell, if you'd like to spoonsor/financially help the work of Mohammad S Anwar then either contact him or just support him via Patreon. If you'd like to support my work then you can do so either via Patreon or via GitHub.

Enjoy your week!


Your editor: Gabor Szabo.


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Advent calendar posts

Advent Planet

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YAML Script Advent Calendar

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Trimming your holiday tree


The curious case of implicit return


List of new CPAN distributions – Nov 2023

Curated list of Perl modules

The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Anwar will help you step out of your comfort-zone. You can even win prize money of $50 Amazon voucher by participating in the weekly challenge. We pick one winner at the end of the month from among all of the contributors during the month. The monthly prize is kindly sponsored by Peter Sergeant of PerlCareers.

The Weekly Challenge - 246

Welcome to a new week with a couple of fun tasks "6 out of 49" and "Linear Recurrence of Second Order". 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 - 245

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

Sleeping Threads Reveal the Largest of Three

Good use of thread in Perl. Keep it up great work.


Self documented one-liner in Perl. Well done.

La La Three

Clever use of combinations and permutations of Raku. Thanks for sharing.

Getting Things Sorted

Thanks for sharing the history of Schwartzian Transform. Good job.

I'm never last picked

Love the use of CPAN to get the job done. Thanks for sharing.

The Most Popular of Three

Various type of sort in action. Well documented process, keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 245: Sort Language

Index slice? Please do checkout the post for more information.

Perl Weekly Challenge 245: Largest of Three

Just Raku this time showing off the power with plenty of discussion. Thanks for sharing.


Blend of Perl, Raku and Python showing the power of individual languages. Thanks for sharing.

Hashes and Joins

Choice of multipl approach using the power of Raku. You really don't want to skip it.

Perl Weekly Challenge 245

Perl one-liner along with Schwartzian transform is doing the trick. Keep it up great work.

Popular languages and largest threefold

One-liner in Perl with detailed discussion. Highly recommended.

The Weekly Challenge #245

Smart use CPAN module without any gimmicks. Thanks for sharing.

Largest Sort

Sort by external key is the core point. The end result is worth checking out.

Weekly collections

NICEPERL's lists

Great CPAN modules released last week;
MetaCPAN weekly report;
StackOverflow Perl report.

The Rust section

A few entries about Rust

This Week in Rust

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Adventure Awaits! Senior Perl roles in Malaysia, Dubai and Malta

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