What's happening with Perl in the last week.
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My wife runs an afterschool pottery program in various elementary schools around town. Parents sign their kids up for the classes, and then my wife's staff go out to the various schools and teach basic ceramics to the kids. All the existing student…
The Perl ShopChris Prather relates his experience in building a Shopify app with Perl. He followed Modern Perl Best Practices, used Perl::Tidy to enforce style, built a Dockerfile to generate a container, and used Mojolicious::Lite web framework.
Earlier this year, this website was the target of some sort of attack in which a bot sent seemingly random data in its requests. The attack wasn't that big of a deal since I easily blocked it with Cloudflare, but it was interesting. The apparently…
The Perl Shopbrian d foy demonstrates how #Perl regular expressions are better for securely handling insecure text in the modern threat environment compared to the RE implementation in most other languages.
The Perl ShopAndrew Shitov created a site, covid-observer, to help visualize statistics about the Covid-19 pandemic. It was built with the Raku language, showing how it can be used for rapid data analysis and representation. See the Reddit thread for more info.
Perl finds modules by looking through the list of directories in @INC. There are many ways to add paths to that array, and although I've used all of them at some point, I've never quite thought about what happens when I use all of them together.
The Perl ShopAs you go beyond the basics with Perl you'll want to start using modules, and to do that you need to tell Perl where to find them. brian d foy explains how Perl makes use of the @INC array of paths to find libraries, and how you can alter that list.
Rakudo Weekly News
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On Saturday 14 March, it became known that our well-loved Jeff has died in a snorkelling accident during or shortly after the JoCoCruise 2020. The Perl and Raku communities learned a lot from Jeff Goff, from his many areas of interest: Mathematics…
The Perl ShopRakudo Weekly News, 2020.11: Farewell to DrForr; Cro Router Essentials video; and more...
Latest releases New distributions Recent Favorites Popular Distributions Weekly Yearly All Time Recent Uploads River gauge Release Test-DependentModules-0.27 Test all modules which depend on your module 19 Jan 2019 22:15:21 GMT…
The Perl ShopImportant updates at CPAN last week include Archive-Zip-1.68, Log-ger-0.037, XML-LibXML-2.0203, Encode-3.04, Devel-PPPort-3.58, Alien-Libxml2-0.14, Alien-Build-2.12, File-Slurp-9999.30, Test-Simple-1.302172.