2022.19 DocuBlast

Will Coleda has volunteered to lead Raku Programming Language documentation efforts going forward, and is looking for your feedback!

Current known efforts are documented in the wiki. In an effort to keep volunteers coordinated, please look for a monthly call starting in May, and status updates reported out on the wiki. Or you can check in on the new #raku-doc IRC channel! Or the more old-fashioned mailing-list.

The documentation effort can always use volunteers for content creation, editing, as well as front end web development, and raku scripting. So if you have suggestions and/or would like to contribute to the documentation effort in any way, this is your chance!

The Raku Conference

We live in interesting times. Andrew Shitov is trying to decide if, when and where there will be an in-person Raku Conference this year. Or that we will have an online conference like last year. Please give your thoughts and your vote in this Reddit poll (or on FaceBook).

Did You Know?

That you can use the so-called “capture markers<( and )> to indicate which part of the needle you actually want to capture in a match?

say "foobarbaz" ~~ / foo <( \w+ )> baz /; # 「bar」

Weeklies

Weekly Challenge #164 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Geoffrey Broadwell fixed some issues in the internal documentation of the MoarVM debug-server protocol.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen streamlined scope exit handling for scopes with only one LEAVE phaser (and for scopes with multiple phasers), and added a :real named argument to DateTime.posix allowing for fractional second values.
  • Stefan Seifert added support for indirect name lookups, and support for .&foo, among many more tweaks and fixes on the RakuAST branch.
  • And some smaller performance tweaks.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

  • Gauge “Iterative Polling” by Ben Davies.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Apart from all of the movement on the doc repository, it was a bit of a quiet week. Therefore the rest of this winding down is the same as last week :-).

Meanwhile the Rakudo Weekly News will continue to show Ukrainian inspired images in support of Ukrainian people, and any other people who are trying to make an end to the Russian aggression in Ukraine. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

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

If you like what I’m doing, committing to a small sponsorship would mean a great deal!

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