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Carp::Always comeback
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by ferreira
on Aug 12, 2018 at 13:00
Minnesota Perl User Group Meeting - 08-07-2018
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by wjw
on Aug 06, 2018 at 17:18

    Sorry for the late notice: We will meet at the following location on 08-07-2018:

    Culver's - St Anthony 4004 Silver Lake Rd NE, St Anthony, MN 55421 (612) 781-3450

    Time = 7:00pm Central Time

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

DBD::MariaDB Beta
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by choroba
on Jun 28, 2018 at 03:13
    The beta version of DBD::MariaDB is now on CPAN.

    It's a fork of DBD::mysql with many fixes that were impossible in the original distribution (including security fixes and Unicode support). Enjoy and help us by reporting any issues you encounter!

    ($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,
TPC - Salt lake city - 2018 - Videos
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by marto
on Jun 26, 2018 at 14:43 - An alternative to
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by marto
on Jun 25, 2018 at 06:24 has had some issues for many years. Previously I've spent some time trying to diagnose and fix some of them, but in these cases couldn't reproduce the problems locally. Fortunately an alternative has been developed. Take a look at

    Update: For clarity, I have nothing to do with, I just thought the announcement was worth posting here.

Perl 5.28.0 Released
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by kcott
on Jun 24, 2018 at 23:24
Perl 5.26 now available on CentOS7/RHEL7
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by hippo
on Jun 12, 2018 at 10:13

    The stock system perl on RHEL7/CentOS7 has been 5.16.3 since these OS versions were launched back in 2014. Now a much newer perl (5.26) is available to install as a package via SCL. See today's announcement for more details.

Perl 6 Tutorial at TPC in Salt Lake City
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by drforr
on May 29, 2018 at 11:03
    Come join me on Friday for The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to Perl 6 and learn the basics of one of O'Reilly's up-and-coming languages!

    We'll start with a hands-on tutorial covering the basics including the new grammar matching system and some of the newer object-oriented features, and work our way up to creating our own Perl 6 modules. I've run similar hands-on workshops at the last two European TPCs, a 3-hour version at OSCON 2 years running, and DevDays in Vilnius.

shutter needs a maintainer
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by morgon
on May 27, 2018 at 15:32
The 2018 Perl Developer Survey Results
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by wjw
on May 23, 2018 at 08:52

    Another interesting navel-gazing (from the community perspective) bit of data built on a thousand respondents to a survey. I will assume that citing and referencing are sort of built in once you get to the page, so won't waste the bytes here.

    The Results

    ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...

    A solution is nothing more than a clearly stated problem...

New Perl Selenium ebook
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by davies
on May 19, 2018 at 06:28

    Shameless plug: Selenium and Perl

    Those of you who stayed to the end of last year's London Perl Workshop may remember Davorg's lightning talk, available at YouTube. I had written 20 pages of documentation for Martin Berends to deliver as a workshop. Dave & I agreed that this would be an appropriate subject to expand and publish. It's over 3 times the length of the handout we gave to people at the LPW and, Dave says, over twice the length of his Perl Taster. I'm also entertaining fantasies of it leading a few people to PerlMonks.


    John Davies

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by marto
on May 17, 2018 at 02:39
Perl statistics on
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by reisinge
on May 15, 2018 at 07:20

    I've just stumbled upon this portal and found some interesting Perl related statistics.

    As the complexity of a system increases, so does the likelyhood of a failure.
Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA v0.30: compatible with OpenSSL 1.1.0
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by 1nickt
on May 05, 2018 at 14:11

    Hi all, the latest version (0.30) of Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA was released this week. Notable among other improvements is the addition of support for OpenSSL 1.1.0.

    This is great news because many platforms are installing OpenSSL v1.1.0 by default (e.g. the aptitude package manager I use on Ubuntu), which leads to the familiar XS header file incompatibilities that prevent XS-based modules from installing. These include Crypt::OpenSSL::RSA, which is required by Crypt::LE, the wrapper around the free certificate issuer Let's Encrypt's API, which was what I was trying to set up. Since LE certificates expire in 90 days, automatic renewal is important, and I was really wanting to manage that with Perl. Thanks to Todd Rinaldo that's possible again.

    The way forward always starts with a minimal test.
Tiobe index - Perl is having a hard time
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by reisinge
on May 01, 2018 at 14:47

    "But what about Perl? Till 2005 it was the most dominating scripting language in the world. In 2008 we said in an interview with Dr. Dobb's Journal that Perl would go extinct based on the trend we saw in the TIOBE index at that time. After this a religious war started with Perl diehards who claimed that this won't happen and that the TIOBE index was being gamed. Stevan Little gave a ground-breaking talk in 2013 called "Perl is not dead, it is a dead end" indicating that once software engineers leave the Perl language they will never come back. Personally I think that the fork of Perl 6 (and its delays for decades) together with the unclear future of what was going to happen to the language was the main reason for engineers to look for alternatives such as Python and Ruby. And still today the Perl community hasn't defined a clear future, and as a consequence, it is slowly fading away." -- TIOBE Index for April 2018 (retrieved on 2018-05-01)

    There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path. -- Morpheus

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