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The Perl and Raku Conference 2021 online
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by Discipulus
on Jun 08, 2021 at 02:55
    Hello folks!

    today starts the The Perl and Raku Conference, Conference in the Cloud, at 11:30 New York time (16:30 GMT).

    You can see how-to-attend-this-conference and the whole scheduling.

    Profit it!

    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Perl questionaire by Gobby
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by Tux
on Jun 02, 2021 at 03:54

    A shared Vision of Perl

    Hello!

    Welcome to the survey on a shared vision of Perl!

    Gobby is an innovative, Perl-based, survey tool. We're committed to the future of the Perl ecosystem and people that make up these communities.

    We're looking for support in the development of Gobby as a Perl product. Please drop us a line to info@gobby.io if you like our approach to surveys and would like to be part of Gobby's future.

    Best wishes,

    Gary Beckwith
    Founder of Gobby


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
#perl irc channel moved from freenode to libera.chat
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by Discipulus
on May 27, 2021 at 03:30
    Hello folks!

    other news (thuesday of past week) for the no|one|many perl community: the #perl irc channel moved from freenode to irc.libera.chat

    > May we live in less interesting times

    The above quote from (one of?) the announcement

    Infact there was a massive migration from freenode to libera.

    If you connect to the #perl old channel on freenode you will be automatically redirected to the ##perl channel not owned by previous people.

    Relevant articles: freenode_staff_resigns and freenode_the_mainstream_irc_network_is_collapsing

    There is also a youtube resume of the mass migration

    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
SO Developer Survey time
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by 1nickt
on May 26, 2021 at 10:43
berrybrew version 1.34 released!
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by stevieb
on May 25, 2021 at 22:31

    I've released version 1.34 of berrybrew.

    Notable changes:

    • UI elements now update on the fly, so all changes are reflected immediately
    • You can 'use' any version of Perl you've got installed from the UI, which'll open a new CLI window set to the selected version
    • You can now fetch the updated list of Strawberry Perls available through the UI
    • Cloning installed Perls as well as a myriad of other operations can now be done through the UI
    • The API has been updated so that internal objects are updated live-time. This makes having long-running processes possible
    • Build/Test infrastructure updates
    • Documentation updates
    • Minor bug fixes

    I've just got a new full time job, programming in Perl... finally, after several years of looking for that perfect work environment. Some of it will be on Windows (which I haven't used except for developing berrybrew), so I'm actually looking forward to using my own software, especially how useful its become thanks to the new UI I've developed.

    Happy Perling!

    -stevieb

Perl 5.34 is released
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by 1nickt
on May 21, 2021 at 05:22

    Perl version 5.34 is now available. perldelta.


    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
TPF's Marketing Strategy for the Next Two Years
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by jdporter
on May 20, 2021 at 15:56

    This is actually from last August, but I haven't come across it until today.

    Marketing Strategy for the Next Two Years (perlfoundation.org)

    The question for us, I think is: What impact will this have on PerlMonks? Will we be required to modify/restrict our "look and feel" to conform to the branding guidelines set by TPF?

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon staffed with 16,000 zombies.
Improving p5p: Perl is going to stay Perl
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by marto
on May 17, 2021 at 15:06
Documentation is to be overhauled
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by hippo
on May 14, 2021 at 10:30
CPAN Spring cleaning needed
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by Discipulus
on May 11, 2021 at 05:35
    Hello monks,

    CPAN is a house for many of us and we are in charge to keep it cleen.

    See the original request: http://neilb.org/2021/05/10/delete-your-old-releases.html

    L*

    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Wall quotes Wall
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by reisinge
on May 10, 2021 at 07:23
    Aron Wall quotes his dad Larry Wall in an interesting blog post:

    As my Dad said in an interview once about the philosophy that motivated him to make the Perl programming language:

    The philosophy of TMTOWTDI ("There's more than one way to do it.") is a direct result of observing that the Author of the universe is humble, and chooses to exercise control in subtle rather than in heavy-handed ways. The universe doesn't come with enforced style guidelines. Creative people will develop style on their own. Those are the sort of people that will make heaven a nice place.

    Solve the biggest problem you can. -- Nick Hanauer
CPANdeps end of life
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by choroba
on May 04, 2021 at 14:52
    As announced at dev.to, another Perl service is about to shut down. Will any volunteers stand up to take it over?

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
Perl Foundation Community Affairs Team Transparency Report
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by 1nickt
on Apr 26, 2021 at 08:36

    "Following issues raised within the community, the Perl Foundation's Community Affairs Team (CAT) opened an investigation into community conduct. A second investigation was opened based on information discovered during the first investigation."
    . . .

    View blog post

    Note: The title of this post has been updated; previously it made reference to an earlier event which is not actually referenced in the CAT report. Interested readers can do their own research to discover the context of and reaction to the report. The author of this post felt that a "permaban" on a Perl contributor was newsworthy in itself.


    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Pumpking resignation
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by davies
on Apr 13, 2021 at 10:39

    This was discussed in the chatterbox yesterday. Analysis, with links for those who want to be even more depressed, is at https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/13/perl_dev_quits/. I wish I had the technical skills to volunteer.

    Regards,

    John Davies

    Update for thost of you suggesting tech skills aren't needed. I have never written a line of C. I have no idea what a makefile does. Spreadsheets running VBA or 123 macros are my comfort zone. And yes, I'm still comfortable with the /X versions of 123 macros.

The "A" in awk has gotten a special award
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by perlfan
on Mar 31, 2021 at 20:04

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