2021.52 JDV Released

Justin DeVuyst has announced the 2021.12 Rakudo Compiler Release, their first release and hopefully the first of many to come! Claudio Ramirez quickly provided Linux packages for this release. And JJ Merelo published updated Docker Containers. And Anton Oks published a new Rakudo Star Windows image. Good to see such cooperation! And good to see more and more coverage about the Raku Programming Language!

Adventing Concludes

These are the final entries of the 2021 Raku Advent Blog:

FOSDEM 2022 Final Opportunity

The Call for Participation for the Raku DevRoom at FOSDEM 2022 is still open, as the deadline was moved to 31 December! This means it is still time to submit your proposal, but the deadline is coming in close!

Also, Vadim Belman is looking for help in documenting their FOSDEM talk.

From the Foundation

Doing it like a Cro

Anton Antonov created a video demonstration of the generation of Raku data wrangling code from natural language specifications.

Sylvain’s Corner

Sylvain Colinet started writing a series of articles about writing a SNES assembler / compiler / disassembler that previously escaped detection by yours truly:

Flavio’s Corner


Weekly Challenge #145 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Stefan Seifert fixed a race condition with NativeCall call-site initialization.
  • Daniel Green implemented a faster integer to string conversion and added a warning on potential wrong precedence with ternaries.
  • Clifton Wood improved the usage message in MAIN by also showing default values when applicable.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku modules

  • highlighter “highlight something inside a string” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
  • Pod::To::PDF::Lite “Minimal Pod to PDF draft rendering” by David Warring.
  • Git::Status “obtain status of a git repository” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
  • Git::Add “add paths to a git repository” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Hope everybody survived the festivities so far! Many people taking some time off, so yours truly will do the same: the Rakudo Weekly News will skip a week, and thus be published next on the 10th of January 2022. Meanwhile, continue to stay healthy and safe! See you in two weeks for the first Rakudo News, of 2022!

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