Perl Weekly Challenge - 028

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019| Tags: Perl, Raku


With great pleasure, we announce Scimon Procotor as the winner of Perl Weekly Challenge - 027. Congratulations Scimon, you should soon hear from Perl Careers about your reward. For rest of the participants, I would say Good Luck for next time. Keep sending in your solutions and share your knowledge with each other.

As you all know Hacktoberfest is starting from tomorrow, I wrote an introduction blog sharing few tips how to succeed in the challenge. Please do take part and make “Perl Weekly Challenge” most actively used project for Hacktoberfest. The first of 5 weekly challenges you are going to work during Hacktoberfest is here for you.


Here is the recap of last week Perl Weekly Challenge - 027.


Please checkout Perl solutions review of the Perl Weekly Challenge - 026 by Kian-Meng Ang.


Please checkout Raku solutions review of the Perl Weekly Challenge - 026 by Laurent Rosenfeld.

  1. Common Letter Count


Please take a look at the charts showing interesting data.

I would like to thank every member of the team for their valuable suggestions. Please do share your experience with us.


Trenton Langer, an experienced Perl hacker from Boise, United States joined the team.

Check out current team members.


Lubos Kolouch surprised everyone by submitting Python solution to Task #1 and Task #2 of Perl Weekly Challenge - 027. Please do check out. Also please share your creative solutions in other languages.

Task #1

Write a script to check the file content without explicitly reading the content. It should accept file name with path as command line argument and print “The file content is binary." or else “The file content is ascii." accordingly.

Task #2

Write a script to display Digital Clock. Feel free to be as creative as you can when displaying digits. We expect bare minimum something like “14:10:11”.

Last date to submit the solution 23:59 (UK Time) Sunday 6th October 2019.


If you have any suggestions or ideas then please do share with us.

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