2020.48 DevRoom on FOSDEM

Next year’s FOSDEM will be an online event only, on 6/7 February 2021. It will also have a Raku Programming Language DevRoom track, shared with Perl. Please contact JJ Merelo (on Twitter or on the #raku IRC channel) if you are interested in giving a presentation about your experiences with Raku!

Comma Complete Released

Alexander Kiryuhin has announced a new Comma Complete release, the Raku IDE of choice.

Advent around the Corner

It’s that time of the year again, the Raku Advent Calendar is about to start! Be sure to check out the posts in the days to come!

Module Adoption Center

The Raku Module Adoption Center has been cleaned up: URLs and descriptions have been updated to mention the Raku Programming Language. There are now 102 distributions in the Raku Ecosystem awaiting your adoption. If you are a user of any of these modules, please consider adopting them so you also can be assured of its correct functioning in the future!

Dumping Partitions

Mark Carter has blogged about a little Raku script that they use to dump the partition table of a disk.

Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge #89 is available for your perusal. And Andrew Shitov is this month’s Weekly Champion. Check out the interview!

Core Developments

  • The massive work that Nicholas Clark did in the past months, improving the efficiency and stability (in light of multi-threading) of hashes, was finally merged into MoarVM. They also improved NativeCall with regards to getting the current thread context.
  • Ben Davies added some return value macros to the lego JIT.
  • Stefan Seifert worked on making serialization errors more recoverable and fixed several issues with multiple pre-compilations (parallel or serial) within a single process.
  • Daniel Green provided an optimization in hash handling if there are no keys in the hash.
  • Vadim Belman worked on improving the performance of code that was negatively affected performance-wise by the new coercion-protocol and succeeded in restoring most of the previous performance for some typical workloads.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen improved the sensitivity of Supply.batch(:seconds) to milliseconds, and fixed several action-at-a-distance problems with some IO::Spec methods.
  • Leon Timmermans fixed a problem in the creation of CompUnit::Repository::Distribution.WHICH.
  • Peter du Marchie van Voorthuysen made cas() about 15% faster again.
  • And quite a few smaller fixes and improvements.

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 the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Just in time for a new Comma release. Always cool! Again a week with some impressive core improvements that have taken months to put together. And some blogs post, but most of them will probably appear in the next 25 days as part of the Raku Advent Calendar. Meanwhile, stay safe and stay healthy!

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