2019.45 Red Alert

In the past months, Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira has been working on Red, an ORM for Raku, with a twist! It pushes the meta-programming features of Raku to new heights. But now Fernando needs feedback from you, about whether or not to provide aliases for often occurring idioms. Your thoughts will be greatly appreciated!

Only 3 slots left for Advent!

If you intend to write a blog post for this years Raku Advent Calendar, you have to make yourself known soon! As there are only 3 slots left as of this writing!

Some more video tutorials

Yanzhan Yang just started a series of tutorials about writing OpenGL in Raku! In the past week he published 3 video tutorials:

Renaming Progress

Why ⚛ ?

Andrew Shitov did some research into the how and why of atomicint and the use of ⚛ operators, and whether they should or should not be necessary.

DC Baltimore Perlyglot Workshop 2020

The two-day technical conference in Baltimore, MD (on 18/19 April 2020) is now open for presentation proposals. So time to get your Raku proposals in!

Weekly Challenge

Julien Fiegehenn did a lightning talk about the Weekly Challenge at the Barcelona Perl And Friends 2019!

And here are the Raku entries for Challenge #33:

Of course, Challenge #34 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 still going on in preparation for the Rakudo Compiler release:

  • Vadim Belman added a --force-rebuild option to the NQP build process.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed an issue with the .perl representation of the Parameter class.
  • Daniel Green fixed an optimisation issue with the split subroutine.
  • Daniel Mita fixed an issue with coercion to UInt of Cool objects.
  • 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

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A quiet week. And alas, still no 2019.11 Rakudo Compiler release of the Raku Programming Language. The final, really final, 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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