2022.05 foo = 42

Ralph Mellor published a Request For Comments allowing for a new syntax to define constants in the Raku Programming Language. And quite some discussion followed, and some clarifications. In any case, it caused the creation of one new module in the ecosystem: immutable.

Raku DevRoom at FOSDEM

Please don’t forget to check out and attend the presentations at the Raku DevRoom at FOSDEM on Saturday 5 February!

Speed Run 68

Tomasz Wegrzanowski looked at Raku’s Grammars and blogged about it (/r/rakulang comments).


Patrick Böker reports on their progress on the Raku CI Bot grant.

Wenzel’s Corner

Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer wrote two blog posts this week:


Weekly Challenge #150 is available for your perusal. Another milestone for Mohammad S Anwar. Congratulations!

New Pull Requests

Other Core Developments

  • Daniel Green fixed a segfault in boolification on MoarVM, added nqp::decont_u in NQP, and simplified the conversion of strings to integers, which was further secured by Nicholas Clark.
  • Vadim Belman fixed some rough edges on their smartmatch as a dispatcher work, and put failing on junctions.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed a race-condition when registering repositories.
  • And some smaller tweaks and fixes.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku modules

  • RPi::Device::DS18B20 “Interface to the DS18B20 digital thermometer from Maxim Integrated” by Jonathan Stowe.
  • JSON::Fast::Hyper “Read/Write hyperable JSON” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
  • FontConfig “Raku interface to the FontConfig native library” by David Warring.
  • CustomImporting “Import and rename items from modules” by wukgdu.
  • immutable “Make data structures immutable” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
  • Git::File::History “Work with the history of a file in a repository” by JJ Merelo.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Blog post wise, another quiet week. But a surprising number of new modules! And an interesting discussion about new syntax. Please continue to stay healthy and safe. Next week there will be another episode of the Rakudo Weekly News!

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