2020.31 TwentyTwenty

JJ Merelo kicked off the special 20-day Advent Blog cycle in honour of the publication of the first RFC that would lay the foundation for the Raku Programming Language as we now know it. After that, 3 blog posts got already published:

Looking forward to another 17 to come! If you’re interested in writing one, there are still some open slots available!

Ecosystem Grant Proposal

Tony O’Dell has submitted a grant proposal to redesign the Raku / zef ecosystem and to make it easier to submit your distribution to the ecosystem. Please leave any thoughts you have for this very interesting proposal, so that the Grants Committee can make a better founded decision (/r/rakulang comments).

Raku Steering Council Election

Thanks to feedback from the community, the nomination for candidates and the actual election, have been moved back a month, to 6 September 2020 (nomination) and 20 September 2020 (election). This should give people more time to consider nominating themselves and to allow the word of the election to spread further. Vadim Belman blogged about it. See the (adapted) announcement.

Making Github Actions easier

Shoichi Kaji blogged about the new setup-raku for Github Actions distribution. A cool way of setting up your own Continuous Integration testing of your Raku modules on Github!

Another Five!

Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer has written five blogs posts again this week:

Docker Demystified

JJ Merelo found out that a new book called “Docker Demystified” by Gavin L. Rebeiro actually uses Raku containers and their applications as examples. Pretty cool to see Raku mainstreaming!

A fork of values

Leon Timmermans wrote an op-ed about the looming schism in the Perl community, with quite a few comments on Hacker News and /r/perl, with quite a few of them touching on Raku.

Weekly Challenge

The entries for Challenge #71 that have Raku solutions:

Andrew Shitov reviewed Weekly Challenge #67, Raku answers for #70 challenge #1 and a video one for challenge #2 of week 70, and did another issue of “Pearls of Raku”: unit sub MAIN and command line, round and precision (/r/rakulang comments)

Weekly Challenge #72 is up for your perusal!

Core Developments

  • Timo Paulssen continued their work on the MoarVM debugserver.
  • Daniel Green fixed some new compiler warnings on MoarVM.
  • Christian Bartolomäus implemented the execname op on the JVM backend.
  • Vadim Belman implemented type checking of Raku roles in NQP and fixed an issue with exception throwing and KnowHOW classes.
  • Ben Davies removed some now unnecessary workaround from the Cool class and fixed an issue with exception (re-)throwing on some Supply methods.
  • And some other minor fixes.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on perl6-users

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Again quite a few blog posts and some cool new modules! Yours truly keeps repeating: don’t forget to stay healthy and to stay safe. See you next week!

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