2020.51 Merry ReleasMas

Alexander Kiryuhin announced the 2020.12 Rakudo Compiler Release of the Raku Programming Language. JJ Merelo made sure there’s an up-to-date Alpine-Linux docker image, as well as a raku-test image. And Claudio Ramirez made sure there are Rakudo compiler packages for many Linux distributions. Kudos to all involved!

In related joyous news, Jonathan Worthington released a new version of the Comma Complete IDE (the paid version for subscribers only). The free Comma Community IDE version will be released in January 2021.

Adventing Raku

The third 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.

Donald Hunter has also started blogging about their Raku Advent of Code solutions. And Andrew Shitov is also still blogging about that. Meanwhile you may still want to check out Daniel Sockwell‘s leaderboard for Raku Advent Of Code solutions.

Other Assorted Blog Posts

CFP for FOSDEM DevRoom

The Request for Presentations for the DevRoom at FOSDEM 2021 is still open, but not for very long anymore! So please make sure you submit any presentations in time! In related news, the German Workshop 2021 (Leipzig, 24-26 March 2021) is also inviting you as a speaker, or just as an attendee!

Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge #92 is available for your perusal.

Core Developments

  • Stefan Seifert made the curcode op inlineable (in order to recoup some of the performance loss incurred by the new coercion protocol), fixed issues with simultaneous compilation of code in multiple threads and fixed an issue with lowering signatures.
  • Vadim Belman made creation of coercion types faster.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed an issue in the symmetric difference set operator (^) and made the is DEPRECATED trait introspectable for core functions.
  • Daniel Green fixed some core tests that would fail on an uninstalled Raku compiler.
  • And some smaller tweaks and fixes.

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

On the day of the solar solstice, it is good to realize that maybe most of the dark is now behind us. Yours truly wishes everybody familiar with the Raku Programming Language an acceptable way of celebrating these festive days. Even more so, keep up the good work, stay safe and stay healthy! And see you next week for this year’s last Rakudo Weekly News!

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