2020.29 Election Time

A group of Raku community members have come together to support the election of a Raku Steering Council using a Raku Governance Model (which is modelled after the Python Governance Model). If you have a commit bit in any of the Rakudo, NQP or MoarVM repositories, you will have active and passive voting rights for this election even if you haven’t been active for years. Please read the announcement for more information (/r/rakulang comments).

An issue of 17 months

JJ Merelo finally closed the checklist for documenting 6.d features after 17 months of hard work of all documenters, and specifically of JJ Merelo! Kudos! Just reading the list of documenting new features of 6.d makes one realize how much has happened since the first release in December 2015!

Advancing Raku

Vadim Belman continued with two more instalments of their Advanced Raku For Beginners blog series:

More than just Challenges

Andrew Shitov wrote two blog posts this week, inspired by the Weekly Challenge:

Holding configuration data

Patrick Spek blogged about Config 3.0, a generic class to hold… configuration data, which adds support for environment variables for specifying a configuration. Which should make life easier for developers.

More RakuOps!

Alexey Melezhik has published issue number 2 of RakuOps, showing how you can use the Raku Programming Language in daily DevOps tasks.

No more boilerplate!

Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer shows ways to deboilerplate your code.

NEXSS Programmer

It appears that the Raku Programming Language is now one of the languages supported on NEXSS Programmer. Although it’s not clear to yours truly yet how that has come about exactly.

Weekly Challenge

The entries for Challenge #69 that have Raku solutions:

Challenge #70 is up for your perusal!

Core Developments

  • Timo Paulssen worked on giving threads identifying names at the lowest level.
  • Patric Böker fixed build issues that were exposed by another fix in the build process and added a --rakudo-home for the build process.
  • Vadim Belman parameterized “setting” names in the build process and a test for the availability of Inline::Perl5 when spectesting.
  • And a few minor fixes.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on perl6-users

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A bit of a quiet week in Raku Programming Language world, in preparation of another Compiler Release. Some sad, but not unexpected news: no workshop in Switzerland this year. Fortunately, a nice crop of repeat bloggers. Finally, in these interesting times, don’t forget to stay healthy and to stay safe. See you next week!

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