2021.24 Missing

Leon Timmermans made a really nice presentation on Raku syntax that they miss in other programming languages. In doing so, they introduce a lot of Raku concepts and syntax from standard programming idioms. Recommended if you don’t know Raku very well, but are a more or less experienced programmer!

The Conference in the Cloud of course had many other cool presentations that touched on the Raku Programming Language:

DevRoom on esLibre

In related news, the program for the Raku DevRoom at Congreso esLibre (the Spanish equivalent of FOSDEM) on 26 June 2021 has been published. With presentations by Joelle Maslak, Paula de la Hoz, Clifton Wood, Cecilia Merelo and yours truly.

Can Raku replace HTML?

With this clickbaity title, Steve Roe has written another blog post about expanding existing Raku idioms to make creation of HTML applications easier (/r/rakulang comments).

Teaching on a waterbed

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer was inspired by Bruce Gray‘s Raku, the Big presentation to write a blog post about improving the Raku documentation (/r/rakulang comments).


Weekly Challenge #117 is available for your perusal. And this week’s “What’s everyone working on (2021.24)” as well.

Pull Requests

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

Core Developments

  • Stefan Seifert made deserialization of pre-compiled modules a lot faster, and made setting up subs with the is native trait about 2x as fast (which both should be very noticeable with large numbers of modules / subs involved).
  • Daniel Green optimized some NQP internals that were added to produce reproducible builds and error reporting.
  • Christian Bartolomäus simplified many internals now the use of native arrays does not have to be special-cased for the JVM backend anymore.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made Mu eqv Mu work (instead of throwing an exception).
  • Stéphane Payrard fixed a reference to testing.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

In a week with many distractions (conference, big sporting events), nice weather (at least in Europe) and a release approaching, it’s good to be able to tell this much about the Raku Programming Language in this issue of the Rakudo Weekly News. As always, stay in good health and hope to see you again next week!

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