2021.15 First Conf

Andrew Shitov has announced the very first Raku Conference, to be held online on 7 August 2021. You can sign up if you want to attend, or want to give a presentation. Formats for presentations vary from a 5-minute lightning talk to an 8-hour workshop. The deadline for talk submissions is 15 July 2021. Of course, you can also sponsor this conference in various ways! Exciting to see our first Raku Conference planned like that!


This week saw the publication of the videos of two recent presentations about applications using the Raku Programming Language:


The minutes of meetings in the past weeks:

In related news, you can now send email to the entire Raku Steering Council at the RSC at raku.org email address.


Weekly Challenge #108 is available for your perusal. And this week’s “What’s everyone working on (2021.15)” as well.

Pull Requests

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

Core Developments

  • Daniel Green fixed a memory leak related to Unicode hashes in MoarVM, made the smrt_intify op specializable and removed several obsolete parts from NQP.
  • Salvador Ortiz added type checks on internal read_bug/write_buf routines.
  • demostanis fixed an issue when building MoarVM in a directory that contained “+” in its name.
  • Stefan Seifert fixed an issue in the expression JIT that would incorrectly interpret a 32bit signed integer as an 64bit unsigned integer.
  • Christian Bartolomäus continued their work on making NativeCall fully operational on the JVM backend again.
  • Vadim Belman made CLIENT:: also work for NQP code and fixed some Win* compatibility issues.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made the uniprops method about 4x as fast, made a lot of methods on Str objects work correctly for any user added subclasses of Str and improved error messages when calling methods on Nil.
  • Patrick Böker fixed an issue with signals on Win*.
  • And many other smaller fixes and improvements!

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A bit of a “quiet” week in the Rakudo Weekly News! Still plenty of goodies! And it’s still important to stay healthy and safe. See you next week!

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