Perl BoF @ LCA 2017

A Perl BoF (Birds of a feather) meeting has been officially organized for this years Conference in Tasmania Australia.

Further details can be found at:

Or drop in to #australia on

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: January 9th-15th

Hey everyone,

Following is the p5p (Perl 5 Porters) mailing list summary for the past week.


Symbolic xor

Why doesn’t Perl have a symbolic logical xor operator (spelled “^^”)? As far as I can tell, the only reason is that C doesn’t have one...

At a minimum, it would remove the need for parentheses in expressions like
  $flag = ($subflag1 xor $subflag2);
instead allowing
  $flag = $subflag1 ^^ $subflag2;
…like you can now do with
and and or, as long as you spell them “&&” and “||”.

Would I use this a lot? No. (I would have for maybe the 2nd time yesterday, which is what made me think of it.) But as someone who loves completeness, the absence of a symbolic xor absences from Perl has always bothered me.

say "Hello World" works with the full setting.

Finally got the full setting to compile and load and 'say "Hello World"' works.
I'll write a bigger update once everything is cleaned up and commited.

Perl 5 Porters Mailing List Summary: January 2nd-8th

Hey everyone,

Following is the p5p (Perl 5 Porters) mailing list summary for the past week.


A blog site for Sparrowdo project

Hi ! Sparrowdo is lightweight and very flexible configuration management system written on Perl6. I have started a blog site where going to drop technical notes and others news related sparrowdo project, welcome to !

The Perl Conference 2017 in DC - CFP

I'm super excited to be helping organize this year's largest north-american perl conference! Myself and the other DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop organizers are pitching in big time, and it's all starting to come together. Here is our CFP (which we'll keep posting all over the place) :)

The Perl Conference 2017 in DC (known in a parallel universe as YAPC::NA 2017) will be held at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), in a historic suburb of DC, from June 18-23!

We are happy to open up submissions for talks and tutorials, you can see all the details and submit at We are looking for talks about anything interesting to Perl Developers of all experience levels -- from specific techniques and libraries to good ways to organize an agile team or Getting Things Done ... related technologies like your favorite data storage engine or how you automated your home. If in doubt -- submit!

Follow our twitter feed @perlconferences for news and updates. If you have any questions or comments about the CFP please email or for more general inquiries

I hope to see you all there!!

camel-harness version 0.6.0

I am happy to announce the release of version 0.6.0 of camel-harness (former CamelHarness.js) - a small Node.js - Electron - NW.js library for asynchronous handling of Perl 5 scripts.

The library is already an NPM package with a clear, object-based API. Now camel-harness can start long-running, event-driven Perl scripts and communicate continuously with them writing on their STDIN.

As usual, any comments and suggestions are quite welcome!

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