2019.50 Roles Reviewed

Vadim Belman has extensively reviewed the way Roles work in Raku, and came to the conclusion that quite a lot of work would need to be done on them to make them fully accessible and malleable from a MOP perspective. And they did that lot of work. This work of the past months has now been merged. Kudos to Vadim Belman for this extensive and intricate work!

The first 100

Stuart J Mackintosh has blogged about his first 100 days as president of The Perl Foundation, in which he touches on the renaming process and the future of Perl and Raku.

Adventing continued!

Official Raku Advent Calendar:

Sterling Hanenkamp‘s Async & Concurrency Advent:

Weekly Challenge Advent (the ones with Raku content):

Andrew Shitov’s A Language a Day advent:

Renaming Progress

  • undefinedThe “perl6” tag on StackOverflow has been replaced by “raku“. There are now 1260 Raku questions (with most of them answered 🙂
  • The PERL6_EXCEPTIONS_HANDLER environment variable is now deprecated, please use the RAKU_EXCEPTIONS_HANDLER environment variable instead.

Rewriting Legacy Code

Jeff Goff has continued his series of blog posts about porting OLE::Storage_Lite with another blog post: Rewriting Perl code for Raku Part V.

Weekly Challenge

Here are the Raku entries for Challenge #38:

Of course, Challenge #39 is up for your perusal!

Core Developments

  • Vadim Belman and Paweł Murias worked on jar configuration issues in the build process on the JVM backend.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen deprecated the PERL6_EXCEPTIONS_HANDLER environment variable for the RAKU_EXCEPTIONS_HANDLER environment variable (which, e.g. allows exceptions to be thrown as JSON).
  • 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

Again a bit of a quiet week with regards to core developments, with a lot of people either writing their advent post, or reading the many advent posts. But still some people work hard on making the Raku Programming Language even better during the period!

PSA: the next issue of the Rakudo Weekly will be published early on 24 December, rather than 23 December. That will be the last issue of 2019. The first issue of 2020 of the Rakudo Weekly News will be published on 6 January.

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