2021.50 _ for Micros

Daniel Sockwell wrote two advent blog posts (1, 2) about the problem of dependencies. This resulted in the release of the _ module (aka “lowbar” module), a growing collection of micro packages of less than 70 lines of code. This caused quite some discussion on Hacker News and made it to the top posts list! Good to see the Raku Programming Language in the news!


It’s still Advent Calendar time! These are the entries of the past week:

If you’re up to it, there are still one or two slots available if you would like to contribute!

FOSDEM 2022 Call For Participation

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

Wenzel’s Corner

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer wrote quite a few blog posts:

Flavio’s Corner

Flavio Poletti was again inspired by the Weekly Challenge and the Advent of Code 2021:


Weekly Challenge #143 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Daniel Green made sure that NativeCall arguments for CPPStructs is malloced correctly, and speed up Instant.Num significantly.
  • Vadim Belman fixed several issues with dumping QAST nodes in nqp.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen reduced the call to Kernel.cpu-cores in the core to workaround an issue on MacOS Monterey.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku modules

  • _ “A meta package for zero-dependency micro packages of under 70 lines of code” by Daniel Sockwell.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Again, quite the Weekly to make! A lot to read and take in this week again! And it still can’t be said often enough: stay healthy and stay safe! See you next week for more Rakudo news!

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