2021.09 Best of Raku?

Daniel Sockwell has started a discussion on what to do with the contents provided by the CCR Project with an idea to publish a “Best Of Raku” book. Modelled after books such as Coders at Work and Introduction to Best Software Writing, it would ask the Raku community to select 15-30 blog posts that do a good job of telling the story of the Raku Programming Language, thereby providing a good overview of what Raku is all about. Further suggestions, and other ideas, are very much welcome! And on a related note, 328 blog posts have been remastered so far!

A point release

Alexander Kiryuhin announced the Rakudo Compiler 2021.02.1 Release to fix an unfortunate regression that was sadly not caught before the 2021.02 release.

Highlighting for *.raku files

Andrew Shitov noted that Github has started highlighting *.raku files as files containing code of The Raku Programming Language.

Wenzel’s Corner

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer wrote three blog posts this week:


Weekly Challenge #102 is available for your perusal.

Pull Requests

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

Core Developments

  • Jonathan Worthington fixed an issue with profiler output of multi-threaded code.
  • Patrick Böker fixed an issue with rebuilding on the Azure CI pipelines.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed an issue with array-slicing when the slice consistent of mixed lazy and non-lazy parts.
  • Vadim Belman optimized coercive parameter typechecking, making calling sub foo(Bool() $bar)upto 9x as fast.
  • Daniel Sockwell implemented space-delimited command line parameters (--foo 42 versus --foo=42) (and wow, and what a commit message!).
  • Salvador Ortiz fixed an issue with $*KERNEL.signals, which would return an extraneous element.

In related news, Jonathan Worthington has added quite a number of features in the rakuast branch in the past week.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Continue to be safe and healthy! With that said, another nice Rakudo Weekly News with plenty to read and think about. See you next week for another instalment!

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