2021.29 Scheduled To 3

After a lot of discussion, Andrew Shitov has announced the schedule of the first ever Raku Conference (online on 6, 7 and 8 August 2021). Yes, you read that right: 3 days! One track per day. There’s still room for additional Lightning Talks on Saturday, so you can still submit a Lightning Talk! Looks like it’s going to be an excellent event, also thanks to the Sponsors!

Episodic Participation Survey

Dr. Ann Barcomb has put out a survey to research the episodic (aka occasional) participation in the Raku community (announcement, take the survey, biography, publications). As a reader of the Rakudo Weekly News, please consider taking the survey!

Call for Grants

A Call for Grant Proposals is out again, for the 2021 July round this time!

Flavio’s Corner

Flavio Poletti continued writing, with 2 posts this week!


Weekly Challenge #122 is available for your perusal. And this week’s “What’s everyone working on (2021.29)” as well.

Pull Requests

Please check these Pull Requests and leave any comments that you may have!

Core Developments

  • Nicholas Clark fixed a number of bugs in the various hash_fsck functions on MoarVM.
  • Ben Davies fixed an issue with sockets that time out while being opened.
  • Stefan Seifert fixed a read overflow issue in the bytecode dumper and a reproducible build issue on NQP.
  • Patrick Böker made the *w.exe binaries on Windows not open a console window, and fixed checking for writeability when installing modules on Windows.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen worked a lot on the standard iterators for some marginal improvements, and made next foo and last foo only available in the latest language version.

Meanwhile, on the new-disp branch, Jonathan Worthington managed to get 98% of spectest files to pass. Again, this is an immense step forward. Looks like a merge is getting closer and closer. But please remember that these tests now pass: there will still be significant effort needed to make a great number of optimizations work again. Still, looking quite good!

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A cool three-day conference, some blog posts, some interesting new modules, a scientific survey and the new-disp branch getting to 98% of tests passing! An exciting week, yet again. Meanwhile, stay healthy and stay vigilant. The freedom to get infected may be a goal in some countries, it is definitely not a right you should wish to exercise!

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