2020.52 ReReRevolution!

Jonathan Worthington describes the road from the first release five years ago of what is now Raku in Reminiscence, Refinement, Revolution. Reminiscing on the torture of core developers, remaking design decisions, but also about the forging of lifetime friendships. An inspiring blog post in these dark times (/r/rakulang comments)!

Adventing Raku

The other blog posts from the final crop of the Raku Programming Language Advent Posts of 2020!

Blog Post Dialogue

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer and Vadim Belman have started an extensive dialogue about the implementation, meaning and use of the new coercion protocol:

Of course, other people can chime in as well!

Glot.io supports Raku

Good news from glot.io: it now also properly supports the Raku Programming Language (/r/rakulang comments)!

Weekly Challenge

Weekly Challenge #93 is available for your perusal.

Core Developments

  • Nicholas Clark fixed a potential issue that could occur in some cases when all the keys are removed from a hash. They also made sure that builds on the Solaris OS will be recognized once they are supported.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen improved the speed of the basic array Whatever slice (aka @a[*]) to make it up to about 80x as fast in some scenarios.
  • And a few other fixes in this quiet week.

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

  • LEB128 by Jonathan Worthington.
  • fez by Tony O’Dell.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

It was special to see that the number of Rakoons on /r/rakulang reached 666 on Christmas. If that isn’t a good sign 🙂 . Meanwhile, yours truly will take some time off from publishing the Rakudo Weekly News, so there will not be an issue on the 4th of January. So see you in two weeks for the first issue of the Rakudo Weekly News of 2021 on the 11th of January. Please stay safe and healthy. And have a good time nonetheless!

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