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IntraMine service suite
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by Anonymous Monk
on May 26, 2020 at 13:59

    Dear suPerlatives,

    Allow me to introduce Intramine, an intranet service suite for Windows done in Strawberry Perl and JavaScript that provides sub-second local search of your half a million or more source and text files, among other things.

    Some other things:

    • five-second index update when you change a file, to keep searches current
    • automatic linking for all source and text and image file mentions, with minimal overhead (often none)
    • a really nice file Viewer to browse your files, and see search hits in full context (plus that automatic linking)
    • image hovers in your source and text files
    • Gloss, a markdown variant specifically for intranet use that takes advantage of autolinking and minimizes "computer friendly" overhead
    • scalable services: write your own IntraMine service, with or without a front end, and run multiple instances that can talk to other services
    • Search, Viewer, and Linker service support for 137 programming languages, as well as plain text
    • all original work is covered by an UNLICENSE.

    For a README and downloads see

    https://github.com/KLB7/IntraMine

    Cheers,

    KLB7

    at intramine.info

Cor—An object system for the Perl core
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by Ovid
on May 20, 2020 at 04:54

    FYI: I've been doing a lot of of work speccing out Cor, an object system for the Perl core.

    You can read about it on the wiki. There are also extensive links on different pages for people to provide feedback.

    Per discussion with Sawyer, the current Perl pumpking, the current plan is that Cor will go into the Perl core. Unlike previous attempts, this one looks like it will really happen. So get your feedback in now.

    To give you a little taste, here's a simple LRU cache written in Cor.

    class Cache::LRU { use Hash::Ordered; has $cache :handles(get) :builder; has $max_size :new(optional) :reader :isa(PositiveInt) = 20; has $created :reader = time; method _build_cache () { Hash::Ordered->new } method set ( $key, $value ) { if ( $cache->exists($key) ) { $cache->delete($key); } elsif ( $cache->keys > $max_size ) { $cache->shift; } $cache->set( $key, $value ); # new values in front } }

    Also, holy carp! I've had an account here for 20 years!

Perl & Raku Con in Amsterdam 2020 - Cancelled due to Covid-19
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by Corion
on Mar 29, 2020 at 07:58

    Sad news reach us from the Perl & Raku Con in Amsterdam:

    Due to COVID-19, the organizers of the conference have agreed to cancel the event. For both safety as well as with the expectation that a new rule closing organized events over 3 people until June in the Netherlands has made the conferene this year untenable. The conference will continue in 2021 (likely to be in August just as this year was scheduled for). We are looking into the possibility of a remote conference sometime this summer in collaboration with the American conference.
MCE & MCE::Shared at Charlotte.pm
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by 1nickt
on Mar 24, 2020 at 15:58

    "Performance Concurrency with the Perl Many-Core Engine"

    A talk on MCE and MCE::Shared, introducing the main features and usage of this powerful framework to parallelize your Perl code and turbo-charge your programs by harnessing the power of all the cores on your machine.

    Hosted by Charlotte.pm. On line (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) at : https://www.meetup.com/charlotte-pm/events/268962661/.

    Date: Wednesday March 25, 2020
    Time: 1800 EDT (GMT-4)


    Fellow monks, I prepared this talk (with the assistance of marioroy, the author of the modules) for the Perl Conference 2020 where I was scheduled to present it. Today that conference was cancelled, as has been the Baltimore/DC Perlyglot Workshop where it was also on the schedule. I was scheduled to give the talk at the Charlotte, NC Perlmongers meeting tomorrow; that meeting has been moved on line. The Charlotte.pm organizer cromedome has allowed me to share the link, so if you have any interest in MCE please join us!

    Thanks!


    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
DrForr is no longer with us
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by holli
on Mar 14, 2020 at 16:35
    Monks.
    I am very sorry posting this on behalf of Liz here on Perlmonks. She just published a gist with sad news:
    Our dear friend Jeff Goff has died in a scuba diving accident. He told me and many others about how he looked forward to learning more about scuba diving, getting more experienced in it, during the JoCo Cruise ( https://jococruise2020.sched.com/jeff_goff.1zitf4ff ). Apparantly, something went horribly wrong.

    I have spent many hours with Jeff, not in the least when he broke his hip in Spain during the Perl conference in Granada, and I took it upon me to take care of several things for him. He has stayed as a guest at least twice in my home. I have learned to know Jeff as a warm, loving man, with a great sense of humor, wonderful ideas, and always helpful. Last time I saw him when he took over from me at the Perl & Raku booth at FOSDEM in Brussels.

    Needless to say, but it needs to be said anyway: Liz and I will miss him terribly. The Perl & Raku communities will miss him dearly, as he was one volunteer who has done a lot of things to make things happen, to make things better.

    Please do not contact his mother or other family with requests about how the accident happened. Please wait for more information about what actually happened, it will be presented when we have it.

    If you want to send condolences to the family, please do so to the following address:
    c/o Family Goff
    PO Box 118
    St. Ignatius, MT 59865
    USA
    


    holli
Videos from the 2020 German Perl/Raku Workshop in Erlangen
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by haukex
on Mar 07, 2020 at 08:24
New Perl Cucumber book
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by davies
on Feb 20, 2020 at 17:33
StackOverflow Developer Survey 2020 is now open
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by choroba
on Feb 11, 2020 at 13:44
    StackOverflow Developer Survey 2020 is now open, as announced in their blog! This year, they're asking about other online communities, so we can remind the rest of the world about PerlMonks.

    Let's make Perl visible.

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
Shared XS modules manifesto
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by basiliscos
on Feb 08, 2020 at 03:12

    Hello,

    We, i.e. Crazy Panda LTD, would like to share our vision of shared XS modules, which we consider quite innovative in Perl world:

    XS::Manifesto

    The proposed concept already has an implementation (XS::Install, XS::Framework), which we internally use on production more then one year. We plan to release on CPAN rather wide, deep and efficient hierarchy of our XS-modules, but it will take some time due to need of documentation, API stabilization etc.

    Early adopters, questions, or any feed back are welcome!

    WBR, basiliscos.
Komodo IDE is now Free
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by choroba
on Jan 19, 2020 at 15:42
    Komodo IDE by ActiveState with Perl support is now free, at least according to its page. You need to create a "Platform Account" first which I didn't, so I can't report on what it involves.

    Source: shura at mastodon

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
The Perl Foundation responds to the Raku rename
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by jdporter
on Jan 10, 2020 at 13:30

    The Perl Foundation (TPF) exists to support the Perl community and all the people within our community, including the newly renamed Raku; the name change doesn’t alter the nature of our involvement or support with Raku.

    The Grants Committee will continue to accept grant proposals for Perl 5, Raku, and other Perl-family projects work as before.

    TPF will continue to encourage development of Perl and Raku events, workshops and hackathons and generally support the global communities.

    The Perl Conference (TPC) will also continue to accept presentation proposals for all Perl-family languages, including Perl 5 and Raku.

    Read the full press release.

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
berrybrew, the Perlbrew for Windows v1.30 released!
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by stevieb
on Dec 25, 2019 at 16:02

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays fellow Monks!

    I've released v1.30 of berrybrew as a Christmas gift to our Windows Perlers.

    It's a significant release, here's a list of the most noteworthy additions:

    • Added a UI, runs out of the System Tray, allows installing, removing and switching Perls using a button
    • Added new associate command, allowing berrybrew to manage .pl file associations
    • Added berrybrew-refresh command, to be run after switching perls. No more having to re-open command line windows
    • If a newer point release of a major version is introduced, we now seamlessly integrate installed previous point-releases into the Perls available
    • Configuration options are now based in the Windows Registry
    • Added new options command, allows changing configuration options at runtime
    • We now supply a bb command, which is simply a short-hand form for berrybrew
    • Greatly enhanced the self-extracting installer
    • Much more precise handling of the PATH environment variable
    • More graceful handling of exceptions
    • Added info command which displays various internal directory path information
    • Added new hidden/developer commands

    Please have a read of my blog post for the full announcement details.

    Cheers!,

    -stevieb

Devel::NYTProf is up for adoption
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by swl
on Dec 18, 2019 at 22:33

    I'm not sure how long this has been the case, but the metacpan page for Devel::NYTProf currently lists it as up for adoption.

    This is a key module for perl development, so hopefully someone with the right skill set is willing and able to pick it up.

Type::Tiny 1.8.0 released
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by tobyink
on Dec 11, 2019 at 03:13

    Type::Tiny 1.8.0 (1.008000) was released today.

    The new features are pretty minor. Most of the improvements are in documentation and testing.

    • Totally rewritten manual/tutorial.

    • Every issue on RT has been handled.

    • Bigger test suite. The exact number of tests run varies based on the availability of optional dependencies, but I just ran the test suite with EXTENDED_TESTING set to false and most of the optional dependencies installed, and it was nearly 7500 tests, compared to just over 2700 for Type::Tiny 1.6.0. With EXTENDED_TESTING true, there are nearly 13900 tests.

      This includes a set of tests for each built-in type which are intended to function both as test cases and advanced documentation.

Perl advent calendars 2019
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by marto
on Dec 01, 2019 at 13:58

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