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2019 Stack Overflow Developer Survey
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by choroba
on Jan 25, 2019 at 11:22
    The survey is upon us again!

    Our 2019 Developer Survey is Open to Coders Everywhere!

    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?

    map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]
WebPerl in the Advent Calendar
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by 1nickt
on Dec 02, 2018 at 18:53
Perl advent calendar 2018
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by marto
on Dec 01, 2018 at 03:21
Perl plugin for IntelliJ IDEA 2018.3 available
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by hurricup
on Nov 19, 2018 at 14:12


    • IMPORTANT: - in 2018.3, Perl plugin was split into several plugins. One for each framework or extension. Don't forget to install them if necessary.
    • fileno information is now available in the debugger, by @ivanych (requires debugger module 2018.3+)
    • Markers for automatic injections into here-docs and literals using #@inject annotation are now configurable in the Perl settings, by @aldem
    • Scripts, executed in console is now ran with Pty and supports ANSI colorized output.
    • Alternative sdk configuration re-worked and allows to choose one of the registered interpreters (NB: old configurations may break if used alternative paths), #1423
    • Missing library notification now have actions to install a missing package with cpan or cpanminus.
    • perltidy and perlcritic scripts are now discovered automatically in the selected interpreter and manual configuration is no longer possible, #1809 & #1810.
    • IDE listens process output for a missing package warnings and suggests to install them.
    • plenv version manager is now supported, by @aptituz
    • berrybrew version manager is now supported, #1643
    • perlbrew version manager is now supported, #320
      • Action to create a library available in Tools: Perl section. Available if perlbrew is selected as a current interpreter.
      • 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 selected as current interpreter.
    • 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)
    • Docker support. You may use a Perl5 from Docker container, by @drmmr763 (via separate plugin)


    • Sdk selection panel is not wrapped on resize, #1786
    • Run With Coverage should work fine with version managers, by @floreal
    • Typing and removing parens, brackets and braces as quotes for quote-like operators inside normal parens, brackets and braces now works properly, by @aldem
    • Better inline POD handling, by @Christoffen


WebPerl now has Experimental Perl 6 Support!
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by haukex
on Nov 12, 2018 at 11:16

    Yes, that's right, WebPerl can now load either Perl 5, Perl 6, or both! See This is thanks to the great work on Rakudo.js and 6Pad by Paweł Murias.

    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.

    (If you want to see some real Frankenstein type stuff: experiments/p6/test6.html - FrankenPerl? :-) )

Frankfurt Perl Workshop - 18th Nov 2018
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by LanX
on Nov 11, 2018 at 17:09
    Frankfurt Perl Workshop is a little one day workshop for max 20 attendants and without big organizational overhead.

    People just bring interesting subject or talks or improvise those ... ;-)

    Meetup Link:

    Announcement in German:

    am Sonntag, dem 18. November 2018 veranstalten wir wieder den Frankfurter Perl Workshop. Der Workshop findet wie letztes Jahr auch im Haus der Jugend statt.

    Wir treffen uns ab 10 Uhr zu Vorträgen, gerne über Perl. Das Programm liegt nicht fest, aber Vorankündigungen sind gerne willkommen!

    Für Kaffee und Stückchen ist gesorgt, mittags gehen wir wahrscheinlich Pizza essen.

    Zeitgleich bzw. wahrscheinlich nach der Mittagspause findet auch noch die Mitgliederversammlung des Frankfurt Perlmongers e.V. statt.

    Datum: 18.11.2018

    Uhrzeit: ab 10 Uhr

    Ort: Haus der Jugend, Deutschherrenufer, Frankfurt

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

London Perl Workshop 2018
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by virtualsue
on Nov 09, 2018 at 06:05

    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.
Cavil - New Legal Review Sytem by openSUSE written in Perl
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by choroba
on Nov 08, 2018 at 15:29
    The open-source community has a new project designed to help Linux/GNU distributions with the legal review process of licenses. See the announcement.

    It's written by sri in Perl, with Mojolicious/Minion and PostgreSQL.

    ($q=q:Sq=~/;[c](.)(.)/;chr(-||-|5+lengthSq)`"S|oS2"`map{chr |+ord }map{substrSq`S_+|`|}3E|-|`7**2-3:)=~y+S|`+$1,++print+eval$q,q,a,
Mac OSX XCode changes breaking stuff
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by herveus
on Nov 06, 2018 at 11:22

    Just the other day, I upgraded XCode to version 10, and it broke my ability to install anything using XS. Today I found this article on Perl Weekly:

    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.

The Perl Conference - Glasgow 2018 - Individual videos now live
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by marto
on Nov 03, 2018 at 05:27
Perl 11
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by Anonymous Monk
on Oct 23, 2018 at 21:08
Last best chance to rename "Perl6" ?
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by 1nickt
on Oct 09, 2018 at 21:38
eBook Released! Programming the Raspberry Pi with Perl
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by stevieb
on Oct 01, 2018 at 14:05

    It's finally here! The Programming the Raspberry Pi with Perl eBook has been released!

    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.



Hacktoberfest 2018
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by marto
on Oct 01, 2018 at 05:45
Rakudo.js update - running Perl 6 in the browser with Parcel
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by marto
on Sep 28, 2018 at 09:26

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