2022.15 Wordling

Tyler Limkemann returns (after an extended absence) with a very nice article about how they used the Raku Programming Language to solve Wordle challenges. With plenty of code and theoretical background.

Alexey’s Corner

Alexey Melezhik invites the Raku (and devops) community to comment on the design of the SparkyCI DSL, the Continuous Integration testing running on Sparky.

Wenzel’s Corner

Just before the Weekly’s deadline, Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer published a blog post about yet another way of using subsets, inspired by Fernando Correa de Oliveira‘s work on Red (the ORM of choice in the Raku Programming Language).

Did You Know?

That the .head method can also be limited to number of elements from the end?

say (1..5).head(*-2);  # (1 2 3)

And conversely, you can do the same with the .tail method, to limit from the beginning:

say (1..5).tail(*-2);  # (3 4 5)


Weekly Challenge #160 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Daniel Green made MoarVM bytecode writing more memory efficient and fixed the configuration test for C11 atomics.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen worked on speeding up compilation and module installation (with mixed results), and added short-cuts for calling iterable methods on Empty.
  • Stefan Seifert and Jonathan Worthington worked a lot on the RakuAST branch, significantly increasing the number of completely passing spectest files.
  • And some smaller fixes, tweaks and speed improvements.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

The Rakudo Weekly News continues to show the Ukrainian flag 🇺🇦 in support of the people in Ukraine, and any other people who are trying to make an end to the war in Ukraine. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

This week was special for yours truly in social media land: reached 500 followers on Twitter, and got my first 5 sponsors on Github! I haven’t advertised this before, but if you like what I’m doing, committing to a small sponsorship would mean a great deal!

In the mean time, please stay safe, stay healthy, keep up the good work!

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