2021.17 Releastable

Alexander Kiryuhin has announced the Rakudo Compiler 2021.04 Release. A little later than originally planned, because some issues were discovered that needed to be fixed, either in core or in the ecosystem. Kudos to Alexander and all the other people that worked on this release!

This release comes with new IO::Path methods, and support for Julian Dates in the DateTime class, and a now term that is 38x as fast. Also many stability and speed improvements and other assorted features and fixes. JJ Merelo‘s Alpine-raku docker containers are also updated, as well as the Rakudo Linux Packages (now also including *buntu 21.04) by Claudio Ramirez. A new Rakudo Star release should be available soon.

Wenzel’s Corner

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer only posted one blog post this week: Reusing a wheel.

Community Affairs Team

The Community Affairs Team of Yet Another Society (aka the Perl Foundation) has published a report about two investigations about an individual in the community (/r/rakulang comments).


Weekly Challenge #110 is available for your perusal. And this week’s “What’s everyone working on (2021.17)” as well.

Pull Requests

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

Core Developments

  • Daniel Green did a lot of work streamlining the Azure CI pipelines and gave DateTime its own eqv candidates.
  • Stefan Seifert made sure that inlining also takes synthetic de-optimization points into consideration and fixed some doubly rooted variables in MoarVM. They also fixed a long standing issue with regards to using EVAL in the mainline of a precompiled module.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen changed SlippyIterator.is-deterministic to always return False, and also reverted subclassability of infix:<~> and List.join to await a further definition on the exact semantics.
  • And some other smaller fixes and tweaks that made it to the release.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

It’s always nice to be able to report on a new release! The work of many volunteers frozen into a form that can be easily used by others. And with some nice stability and speed improvements to boot! But I digress. See you next week for another instalment of the Rakudo Weekly News! Until then, stay healthy and stay safe!

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