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Perl Weekly #664 - German Perl Workshop

Originally published at Perl Weekly 664

Hi there,

Today is the Day 1 of the German Perl Workshop 2024. It is going to be very busy week for those attending the annual event. As per the schedule, Curtis Poe is giving talk on AIβ€”This Talk is Always Out of Date. I am pretty sure, it is going to be very popular among the attendees. Most of the talks are going to be in German as expected. English speaking attendees shouldn't worry as there would be some talks in English too. The team behind the GPW is so friendly and welcoming that you would never get bored throughout the day. It feels great to see how they have managed to organise the event every year. There was a time when London Perl Workshop used to be so popular that attracted attendees from as far as Japan just for one day event. Lee Johnson has been pushing hard to make it happen this year. Please show your interest in good numbers if you are LPW fans. Finding Sponsor is the biggest hurdle, if I am not mistaken. I just hope we don't miss the opportunity this year.

Recently I got the shocking news about my friend, Dave Hodgkinson. There was a Facebook post sharing the news that Dave passed away last December. I have had the honour to meet him at every LPW event. He would never miss the opportunity to catch up his friends. He was also regular to the London Perl Mongers meetup. In the last few years when the event didn't happen, he was actively engaging with friends on Facebook. I used to chat with him on Facebook messenger regularly. I still have his message wishing me good luck when I joined Oleeo. This news really shocked me. Last December was so depressing time for me, as I lost my Mom on Boxing day. This is a small tribute to my buddy, Dave. May his soul rest in peace.

Please take extra care of your health and your loved ones.

Your editor: Mohammad Sajid Anwar.


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Perl Steering Council shared the details of last meetup. Good to see, we are making good progress.


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Paul shared the work done as part of Grant for March 2024. Thank you for your contributions.

Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): March 2024

Dave completed tasks to help get blead into shape for the 5.40 release, such as analysing and reducing smoke failures, and fixing bugs.

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A thorough detailed breakdown of work carried out by Dave. The list is impressive, thanks for sharing.

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The Weekly Challenge by Mohammad Sajid Anwar will help you step out of your comfort-zone. We pick one champion at the end of the month from among all of the contributors during the month.

The Weekly Challenge - 265

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RECAP - The Weekly Challenge - 264

Enjoy a quick recap of last week's contributions by Team PWC dealing with the "Greatest English Letter" and "Target Array" tasks in Perl and Raku. You will find plenty of solutions to keep you busy.


Use of CPAN modules can help get you sleek solutions. Well done and thanks for sharing.

Greatest Target

Detailed analysis with complete documentation enough to keep you engaged. Keep it up great work.

Everything Under The Sun Is In Tune

Simple and straight forward logic to deal with the task. You will fall in love with Perl.

Perl Weekly Challenge: Week 264

Classic use of Raku power gives us cool one-liner full of magic. You must checkout.

The Greatest Target

Smoke Test? If you fancy then this is for you. Highly recommended.

Perl Weekly Challenge 264: Greatest English Letter

How much magic do you expect in one solution? Well checkout this week Raku solution and you will be surprised. Thanks for sharing.

Perl Weekly Challenge 264: Target Array

Splice of Perl and Raku are so identical that we have near identical solution. Well done.

array indexes mess

You will find the Raku one-liner very engaging as always. Keep it up great work.

Perl Weekly Challenge 264

Master of Perl one-liner is sharing the trick once again. Well done and thanks for sharing.

The Greatest, the Greatest

Classic demo of Perl power, very impressive. Highly recommend.

I’m The Greatest Target!

We all know the maz() but how many of you know about maxstr()? Keep it up great work.

Greatest letter and mashed arrays

Breaking task into smaller steps make the job so easy. Live demo is the highlight for me as always.

The Weekly Challenge - 264

Thanks for sharing the special use of subsdtr(). You don't see this very often. Keep sharing.

The Weekly Challenge #264

Clever use of Perl regex. I am sure you will take a closer look once again.

Greatest English Array

Rust is the talk of thw town. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us.

The greatest array

As per the tradition, Python solution is discussed in the blog post. You would agree with me, it looks cute.


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