2019.44 Comma & Cro

Jonathan Worthington and the other people at Edument, have been very busy in the past week indeed. Not only did it see a new Comma IDE release (the IDE for Raku), with such new goodies as support for Cro’s Template Language, as well as providing in-IDE documentation for the project, external modules and the Raku built-in functions.

They also released a new version of Cro (0.8.2) (a set of libraries for building reactive distributed systems), fixing some memory leaks, adding support for a SameSite cookie directive and many other improvements and fixes. Impressive!

Some more video tutorials

Yanzhan Yang just keeps on going! In the past week he published 2 video tutorials about Rosetta Code snippets in Raku:

Renaming Progress

Welcome Problem Solvers!

Please welcome Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira and Vadim Belman as additional decision makers in the Problem Solving Repo, the place where the Raku community tries to handle problems that require review, deliberation and possibly debate. Thanks for taking on that responsibility!

Sparrow6 Introduction

Alexey Melezhik, the author of the Sparrow6 Automation Framework, has written an Informal Introduction (/r/rakulang comments).

Call for Grant Proposals

The Perl Foundation has issued a Call for Grant Proposals (November 2019 Round). So get your Raku proposals in!

More package support

Claudio Ramirez announced rakudo-pkg support for Ubuntu 19.10, Fedora 31 and centos 8. On top of all the other OS versions already supported!

Weekly Challenge

Raku entries for Challenge #32:

Of course, Challenge #33 is up for your perusal!

Core Developments

Not a lot was going on last week feature wise, while extended multi-platform and ecosystem testing was going on in preparation for the Rakudo Compiler release:

  • Timo Paulssen fixed a bug in the interaction between the profiler and confprog.
  • Daniel Green jitted the nqp::ordbaseat opcode.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen implemented a raku method that for now is only a placeholder for the perl method. She also made sure that Travis will report Rakudo build failures to the #raku-dev IRC channel (instead of the #perl6-dev IRC channel).
  • And some smaller fixes and improvements.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on Facebook

Alas, the Perl 6 Facebook group has still not been renamed back, so deeplinks will break soon. So, if you’re interested in developments there, please navigate from the Perl 6 group homepage.

Meanwhile on perl6-users

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

  • Mux by Tony O’Dell.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

It looks like the 2019.10 Rakudo Compiler release will morph into a 2019.11 Rakudo Compiler release of the Raku Programming Language. The final, really final tweaks are being done as this is written. More news about this in the next Rakudo Weekly. See you then!

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