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Jarkko pointed me to unix-history-repo, as I have been mentioned in the acknowledgements. Of course being in the same list as Brian W. Kernighan is reason enough to raise some pride :), but it shows that they used perl (VCS::SCCS) to help build this history.
TONIGHT at 7PM US Central (GMT-5) the DFW Texas Perl Mongers be hosting special guest presenter, William Braswell. He is traveling in from Austin to talk about and demo RPerl and Perl "11". You're invited to join the screencast online or attend in person at the Dallas Makerspace...
RPerl, Perl 11, and The Future of Perl Performance
—with Will "the Chill" Braswell
RPerl is the new optimizing compiler for Perl 5.
Perl 11 is the philosophy of pluggability and the reunification of Perl 5 with Perl 6.
We can currently use RPerl to speed up low-magic Perl 5 code with over 300x performance gain.
This talk will discuss the future plans for supporting medium-magic and high-magic Perl 5 code, as well as Perl 6, and beyond.
TIME AND PLACE
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm US Central Time (GMT-5)
Location: Dallas Makerspace
1825 Monetary Ln, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: (214) 699-6537
If you plan to attend online, please install the hangouts app/plugin from google.com/hangouts — This will allow you to view the live video stream, but if you'd like to participate interactively, please send your google ID/gmail address to dfw.perlmongers at gmaildotcom *before the meeting* and we'll add you to the online classroom.
Hope to see you there!
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New to Perl? Come to The Perl Conference in Orlando for only $50.
Perl is a thriving language backed by an active community that continues to grow daily as newcomers discover what the language has to offer. The Perl Conference (also affectionately referred to as “YAPC::NA”) is the premiere North American event featuring training, workshops, hackathons for all things Perl and for all skill levels.
If you are new to Perl and have never attended YAPC before, The Perl Foundation is pleased to announce a very special welcome gift for a few lucky individuals. If this is your first time, you could join the Perl community at YAPC::NA::2016 in Orlando, Florida June 19th through 22nd for only $50.
Here’s what your $50 will get you:
Free admission to the main conference event, including all track talks, all keynotes, and some fun social events. (Regular ticket price is $250).
Free hotel accommodations June 19, 20, and 21 (The lowest room rate is $119/night)
Free Zero to Perl 5 Beginner Class. (Regular ticket price is $75).
That’s over $650 worth of YAPC for only $50!
The YAPC::NA Website has a full conference schedule and description: http://yapcna.org.
Q: What’s the fine print?
A: There is some fine print, and there are only a few spots available. Please read http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/newbies.html for all the details, and get your request in by April 10th, 2016 12:01:00 AM EST by mailing email@example.com.
Q: What if I don’t win?
A: If you are a student or active or retired military and are not selected for this program, you may still be eligible for a scholarship to attend YAPC (hotel and Zero to Perl class not included) for $50. Please see this link for details: http://www.yapcna.org/yn2016/costs.html#scholarships
On Saturday April 16, 2016 in Baltimore, MD we will host a two-track workshop. Talks are listed on the site for the first track, and we are currently putting together some short tutorials for track-2 on both Perl 5 and Perl 6 topics.
On Sunday April 17, join us for a free-form hackathon! We provide the space, some snacks, and good company -- bring your ideas and your code!
Watch our website and follow @dcbpw on twitter for updates. Bring a friend and yourself and we'll see you in a few weeks!
Perl rose from 12th in March 2015 to 9th in March 2016 on the Tiobe index of the popularity of programming languages. The index currently monitors 242 programming languages that meet the minimum thresholds.
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The first email has been sent out today and the featured module is Text::Table::Tiny. If you use one of the lesser-known modules yourself and think it deserves wider exposure, drop the list maintainer a message to say why it should be featured and it will be considered for future editions.