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Please try to avoid duplicating news; but pointers (with summaries) to important stories on other sites are acceptable here.
Perl is not listed as one of the Programming and Scripting Languages, but fortunately there's Other where you can fill in the name. If there's enough of us, maybe they'll put Perl back where it belongs?
Action to create a library available in Tools: Perl section. Available if perlbrew is selected as a
Action to install a cpanm and patchperl using perlbrew.
Action to install a Perl5 for the version manager is available in Tools: Perl section. Available if vm-based perl is
Action to install arbitrary packages using cpan or cpanmn.
Action for installing App::cpanminus in Tools: Perl section
Action to refresh current interpreter information. Plugin watches for the filesystem changes and most likely catches external changes
to the interpreter (e.g. installing
package from console), but not always (and for sure can't do this in the remote case). This action forces IDE to refresh current
interpreter data, so all changes should be catched. (NB: this action is more like an emergency thing, so if you often forced to use it,
it's probably worth to start an issue in the tracker.)
Missing package file inspection suggests a quickfix to install a package using cpan/cpanminus, by @yxliang01
WSL support. Windows users may use not only system perl and berrybrew, but WSL
distributions with version managers in them, #1820 (via separate plugin)
This is experimental and currently works by patching a local copy of WebPerl, and it only works in Google Chrome (because Rakudo.js needs BigInt support). I've tried to explain things in the above link, let me know if you have questions.
The London Perl Workshop (LPW) is a free one-day technical conference at the Cavendish campus of the University of Westminster in central London. It has been happening since 2000 or so and it's happening yet again. It's free, and there will be a lot of Perl types running around London for a few days.
WHEN: Saturday 24th November 2018
WHERE: 115 New Cavendish Street London W1W 6UW
The website is here - have a look at who's coming, the schedule (if it's up) and maybe sign up.
It would appear that Mojave updates XCode, but the update can be applied separately. The important detail is that XCode 10 removes libgcc from the system, on which absence linking suddenly fails.
Perl advertises "LD = env MACOSX_DEPLOYMENT_TARGET=10.3 cc"; fixing this involves getting "10.3" changed to something more useful. I'm still wrapping my head around the details of implementing a workable fix for me. Read the article for clues.
I have to admit that due to several significant instances of trauma in my life over the past year I wasn't able to provide much assistance at all, so all of the credit here goes to Timm. I will continue on with the project though (editing duties, adding additional chapters etc) going forward.
I want to especially thank all of the financial contributors who brought the book to life, and all of those who have provided insights into both the book itself, and aspects of it.
If you have any questions, concerns, ideas, issues or otherwise with the book itself, the ideas it presents or the actual code, don't hesitate to contact me here, or at my contact email here.