Microsoft is running the 3rd annual Scripting Games competition, and this year they added a Perl division alongside VBScript and Windows PowerShell:
The games have already begun on Friday, but the deadline for the first 2 events isn't until Wednesday morning, so it is not too late to enter and get a perfect score!
All Perl entries will be judged by running them with ActivePerl 18.104.22.1682, so you can start using all the new 5.10 features if you want.
The competitors pack is a self-extracting ZIP file containing additional data files needed for some challenges. It is provided as an
C:/Scripts/ before you
submit your scripts).
I'll be providing sample solutions and a running commentary for the Advanced Perl Division to the scripting guys at Microsoft, who will publish them from each events page after the deadline. They should also become linked from here:
So let's show them that there are a sufficient number of Perl users that it is worthwhile keeping a Perl division in the Scripting Games for the
BTW, you also have a chance to win a Perl Dev Kit license if you enter the contest for at least a single event!