2020.36 Election Time Again

The coming two weeks will allow all Rakoons to vote in the first official Raku Steering Council election. Fourteen candidates to fill 7 positions: and here they are in alphabetical order of their first name:

Please follow the instructions on how to cast your ballot: you have until midnight UTC on 20 September 2020 to cast your vote!

Semiliterate weaving

Daniel Sockwell delves further into Raku in an inspiring blog post: Weaving Raku: semiliterate programming in a beautiful language. Taking the Raku Programming Language to as yet unexplored corners of its capabilities (/r/rakulang comments).

August Report

The August report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington was published: not a lot happened on it in August, but September has more time available. In related news, Makoto Nozaki announced the proper launch of the Raku Development Fund.

Weekly Suspects

Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer wrote about finding out which modules are added / updated in the ecosystem.

Weekly Challenge

After careful consideration, yours truly has decided to no longer list the Raku solutions of the Weekly Challenge in the Rakudo Weekly News. Turns out that the WordPress editor gets very confused about changing URLs in existing, but copied posts. Last week had several wrong links in the overview, and nobody noticed or took the trouble to inform yours truly. Clearly, this is not a very heavily used feature of the Rakudo Weekly News.

Whenever there is a weekly review of Raku solutions, these will be mentioned! Therefore, please check out Andrew Shitov‘s review of Raku solutions to Weekly Challenge #75.

Core Developments

  • Daniel Lathrop fixed several textual documentation issues in nqp.
  • Stefan Seifert and Clifton Wood fixed a race-condition in pre-compilation, now allowing for multiple modules to be pre-compiled concurrently. And fixed some associated issues with regards to testing.
  • L’Alabameñu fixed the gist method on hashes by adding a cmp candidate for comparing Code objects.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen introduced a proper Allomorph class from which all allomorphic objects inherit (IntStr, NumStr, RatStr and ComplexStr), which makes dispatching for these types a lot simpler, and should better allow for custom allomorphic classes in the future.
  • Daniel Sockwell added deprecation warnings for the parse-names function.
  • And some other minor fixes and updates.

This week’s new Pull Requests:

Please check them out and leave any comments that you may have!

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, which in many ways feels like the calm before the storm. It still bears repeating: don’t forget to stay healthy and to stay safe. Please check again next week for more news about the Raku Programming Language!

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