2021.19 Out Of Beta Pod

Alexandr Zahatski has released version 0.1.0 of Podlite, an editor for Pod6, the documentation slang of the Raku Programming Language. An associated blog post describes the features, one of which is export to PDF. A more interesting feature is support for different types of diagrams as described in Synopsis 26 (/r/rakulang comments).

CI Bot April Grant Report

Patrick Böker gives an update on the Raku CI Bot Grant.

Config::BINDish released

Vadim Belman blogged about the first release of the Config::BINDish module.


Weekly Challenge #112 is available for your perusal. And a chance to meet the Champion of April. And of course, there’s this week’s “What’s everyone working on (2021.19)” as well.

Pull Requests

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

Core Developments

  • Nicholas Clark refactored the C compiler probe codes which added probes to fix for substandard behaviour in several maths functions. And made sure the correct version of libzstd will be used by MoarVM.
  • Stefan Seifert fixed an issue in the propagation of spesh facts after guards elimination related to decontainerizing.
  • Christian Bartolomäus fixed a long standing issue with using native arrays in pre-compiled modules on the JVM backend.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made (aka the (elem) operator with Set semantics) about 30x faster when applied to native int and str arrays.
  • Andreas Voegele updated some internal (generated) runner scripts to use rakudo as the executable’s name.
  • Patrick Böker fixed several issues with regards to $*EXECUTABLE.
  • And some smaller fixes and tweaks.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Note: these still do not include modules added / updated to the zef ecosystem yet. Need to find some tuits to automate fetching that information or someone else to fix this before yours truly has time for it (nudge nudge).

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A bit of a quiet week, with stuff happening in the background mostly. But still, plenty of stuff to read about in this week’s Rakudo Weekly News! Can’t stop repeating: stay healthy and stay safe!

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