2021.34 Stabler

Oleksandr Kyriukhin has done it again: creating the 2021.08 Rakudo Compiler Release. Shortly thereafter, Claudio Ramirez created the associated Linux packages. And JJ Merelo created the associated Alpine Docker image, also for testing with Raku. This release is mostly about fixes of problems and stability improvements: hopefully the next release will have all of the exciting new-disp improvements!


Mark Gardner published a blog about re-imagining a Perl script in Raku (using Inline::Perl5) called: Perl & Raku: Best frenemies (/r/perl comments). It also got published on DZone.

Thibault’s Corner

Thibault Duponchelle has translated and updated an earlier blog about the Raku Programming Language in French and split it into two, still pretty large, blog posts depending on your interest:

Alexey’s Corner

Alexey Melezhik blogged twice this week:

Flavio’s Corner

Flavio Poletti only wrote one blog post this week: Bind and alias. Perhaps because they were also the Champion of the Month in the Weekly Challenge?

Wenzel’s Corner

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer was inspired by a comment on Discord: Most fancy, about using the MOP to register type objects as they are being created.

Grant reports

This week saw the publication of two grant reports:

In related Foundation news, Daniel Sockwell has volunteered for a position on the Foundation Board, to be decided on the 27th of August (/r/rakulang comments).


Weekly Challenge #127 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made checking for Windows specific functionality faster in some core functionality, removing the need to start the ThreadPool‘s supervisor thread.
  • Daniel Green fixed a race condition that fixed a long-standing test flapper.

Just about everybody on the core enjoying vacation and/or working on the new-disp branch.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Vacation time without emotional churn this time. Which is a good thing. See you all next week, hopefully with a little more news and still in good health!

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