2020.24 Cloud Approaching

In 10 days the Conference in the Cloud will start! If you want to experience that interactively, you can still sign up, tickets are only 10 US$! You can even join the Hallway Track! These are the presentations with Raku content:

Yet Another Two

Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer has written yet another two blog posts in the past week, each addressing some feature or quirk of the Raku Programming Language.


Alexey Melezhik started up two discussions: one about RakuDist/Whateverable/Alpine and one about black box testing for ake runs.

Weekly Challenge

The entries for Challenge #64 that have Raku solutions:

Mohammad S Anwar has created two videos on how they created this week’s solutions: Challenge #1 and Challenge #2. And Challenge #65 is up for your perusal!

Core Developments

  • Patrick Böker worked on the Azure CI integration.
  • Jonathan Worthington fixed an issue with invocation handlers, and allowed for more interesting constants to be defined in nqp.
  • Daniel Green added a GCC plugin for spotting missing memory frees before throws.
  • Jan-Olof Hendig updated MoarVM to use libuv 1.38.0 and fixed some double frees.
  • Christian Bartolomäus fixed the MoarVM build on FreeBSD.
  • Nicholas Clark deleted some very old dead code in MoarVM, and removed an unnecessary indirection in the registration of lexicals.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen reworked some of the Match internals for tiny efficiency improvements and fixed all of the old RT ticket references in roast.
  • Mikhail Khorkov improved the conflict marker detection of Raku.
  • And some other fixes, optimisations, and improvements.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on perl6-users

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

With a pandemic, worldwide protesting and the climate becoming more and more erratic, we live in interesting times indeed. Long time contributor and creator of Panda, Tadeusz Sośnierz, has written a blog post about the LGBT situation in Poland, which really hit home for yours truly. So in closing, one can only say: keep healthy, keep safe and see you next week for yet another instalment of the Rakudo Weekly News!

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