2019.49 Almost Starring

Patrick Spek has made the first release candidate of Rakudo Star 2019.11 available for download. If you are working with Raku from Rakudo Star distributions, then this is the moment to test the distribution so that you can be sure that nothing was missed! So please, download and test it! Which of course you can also do if you’re not generally a user of Rakudo Star 🙂

Adventing continued!

Official Raku Advent Calendar:

Sterling Hanenkamp‘s Async & Concurrency Advent:

Weekly Challenge Advent (the ones with Raku content):

Renaming Progress

Rewriting Legacy Code

Jeff Goff has continued his series of blog posts about porting OLE::Storage_Lite with two blog posts: The Sorceror and A New Hope!

The future of SparrowHub

Alexey Melezhik is inviting feedback about the future of SparrowHub (the central repository for Sparrow plugins).

Weekly Challenge

Here are the Raku entries for Challenge #37:

Of course, Challenge #38 is up for your perusal!

Core Developments

  • Code by Ben Davies for the networking grant, got merged into MoarVM master.
  • Support for ‘−’ (U+2212) got added to nqp::radix on MoarVM (by Elizabeth Mattijsen) and the JVM / Javascript backends (by Paweł Murias).
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made Str.parse-base between 5.5x and 9x faster.
  • Patrick Böker made sure that errors on git submodule updates are not silently swallowed.
  • And a few smaller fixes and improvements.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on Facebook

If you’re interested in developments there, go the Perl 6 group homepage.

Meanwhile on perl6-users

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A bit of a quiet week, with a lot of people either writing their advent post, or reading the many advent posts. This will most likely stay the same this coming week. Nonetheless, yours truly advises you to check in again next week for more news about the Raku Programming Language and its community!

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