2020.50 New on Wikipedia

Ogniloud has added a number of Raku sections on Wikipedia, specifically to the Iterator and Iterator pattern lemmas. What a great idea! Yours truly is hoping to see more of these high quality additions to Wikipedia highlighting Raku features (/r/rakulang comments)!

Adventing Raku

The second crop of this year’s Advent Posts!

If you want to stay up-to-date each day, you can also check out the full list of Raku Advent Blog Posts.

And you might want to check out Daniel Sockwell‘s leaderboard for Raku Advent Of Code solutions. And Andrew Shitov is blogging about their Raku Advent Of Code solutions (/r/rakulang comments).

Other Assorted Blog Posts

CFP for FOSDEM DevRoom

The Request for Presentations for the DevRoom at FOSDEM 2021 is still open.

Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge #91 is available for your perusal.

Core Developments

  • The work by Nicholas Clark on bigint/bigint (aka rational numbers) -> num conversion in MoarVM was merged.
  • Christian Bartolomäus fixed an issue with the interaction of gather / take with next / redo in loops on the JVM backend.
  • Vadim Belman implemented the invocation protocol for roles.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed an issue with 1-dimensional native array re-initialization and made array accesses that use a Callable (such as @a[*-1]) about 60% faster.
  • Stoned Elipot found several harmless typos in the Rakudo source that were quickly fixed.
  • And various other smaller tweaks, fixes and optimizations.

This week’s new Pull Requests:

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

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

In just about the darkest week on the northern side of the planet, it is good to see so many inspirational developments around the Raku Programming Language. Keep up the good work, stay safe and stay healthy! And see you next week!

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