2020.25 On Time

Alexander Kiryuhin announced the Rakudo 2020.06 Compiler Release at the expected date! The associated binary packages are available at the expected locations.

Conference in the Cloud

A last minute addition to the program of the Conference in the Cloud: Lock-Less Concurrent Programming in Raku by Vadim Belman, only a few days away! 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 other presentations with Raku content:

On Raku’s Progress

Tyler Limkemann, after a hiatus of about a year, is back with a very nice blog post on Raku in June 2020: Speed, Usability, and Politics. The takeaway? “I’m deeply pleased with the state of Raku right now.” (/r/rakulang comments).

Still Yet Another Two

Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer continues to publish 2 blog posts a week, each addressing some feature or quirk of the Raku Programming Language.

Three in one

Patrick Spek reports on what they’ve been doing in Raku lately (/r/rakulang comments).

Grant Progress

Not one, but two grant progress reports by Jonathan Worthington this week:

If you wonder why not a lot is happening on the Core Developments section, this is one of the reasons: things only get reported when they’re actually merged in the main branch.


Alexey Melezhik announces an Azure DevOps toolset to automate CRUD operations that does not require PowerShell.

Weekly Challenge

The entries for Challenge #65 that have Raku solutions:

Challenge #66 is up for your perusal!

Core Developments

  • 0racle fixed an issue with MoarVM on older GCC compilers.
  • Nicholas Clark fixed some issues with updating Unicode data.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed several issues they had introduced while making things faster and introduced a new operator: (==) (also known as ) and , equivalent to !(==). This operator applies QuantHash (aks Set) semantics on its operands.
  • 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

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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