2021.49 Adventing Is On!

It’s Advent Calendar time again! These are the entries so far:

A nice collection of blog posts! And if you’re up to it, there are still a few slots available if you would like to contribute!

Advent of Code

Some Raku community members have also been participating in the Advent of Code puzzles. Daniel Sockwell has set up a repository of Raku AoC solutions just like last year and reminds us why the Raku Programming Language is the ideal language for the Advent of Code puzzles (/r/rakulang comments).

FOSDEM 2022 Call For Papers

The Call for Papers for the Raku DevRoom at FOSDEM 2022 is now open! Please submit your presentation proposals before 20 December! If you feel your Raku presentation could be done in another DevRoom, then this is also the time to submit your proposal.

A Release Manager!

Justin DeVuyst (aka jdv on #raku) has accepted the responsibility of being the Release Manager of the next Rakudo Compiler Release. I’m sure all of us in the Raku Community are looking forward to seeing their first release. No pressure 🙂 And a big thanks from all for taking this on!

Grant Reports

This week saw the publication of two Grant Reports about projects involving the Raku Programming Language:

Mirroring Repositories

Mikhail Khorkov has written a blog post about the Raku Ecosystem and its future: Библиотека модулей Raku: Зеркалируем репозитории (English translation).

Wenzel’s Corner

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer wrote MONKEY-SEE-NO-CROSSPRODUCT this week, inspired by the Weekly Challenge.

Flavio’s Corner

Flavio Poletti wrote four blog posts inspired by the Weekly Challenge and the Advent of Code 2021:


Weekly Challenge #142 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Stefan Seifert fixed a number of improper memory access issues.
  • Vadim Belman fixed some recently introduced issues in NQP.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed an issue when calling grep with a Callable that takes three or more arguments.
  • And some other smaller fixes and improvements.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Comments about Raku

New Raku modules

  • roundrobin-slip “Provide roundrobin(:slip) for older Rakus” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
  • Map::Match “Provide a Map where keys are regular expressions” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Wow, quite the Weekly to make. And quite a lot to read and take in this week as well! Hope this won’t affect productivity too much :-). And unvaryingly it can’t be said often enough: stay healthy and stay safe. See you next week for more Rakudo news!

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