Someone with the nick MicrowaveOven86 asked a question on /r/rakulang: What do yall use raku for? With some nice, insightful, revealing and funny answers. Maybe more answers can be given by the readers of the Rakudo Weekly News?
New presentations since the last listing in the weekly:
- Pod::To::HTML2 and Collection by Richard Hainsworth
- Tools for making your scripts more user-friendly by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
See also accepted presentations so far. If you have a nice module, or a nice use of the Raku Programming Language, please consider doing a presentation! You have until the 1st of August to submit your proposal!
And please register if you plan to attend to allow for better resource planning!
Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer got poetic in Are you a Raku poet?
Did You Know?
Did you know that you can use the method
.none (and friends) in a method call chain?
my \fib = 1, 1, * + * … ∞; say so fib[^10].none.is-prime; # False say so fib[^10].any.is-prime; # True say so fib[5..9].one.is-prime; # True
Junction is a parallel value that whats to collaps into a single
Bool. Any method call to a definite
Junction will be forwarded to its members, coerced to
Bool and collapsed with the
Junction-type. The above
any-form is equivalent to:
Junctions come in many forms and can make you code quite neat!
This week’s “Did you know” contributed by Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer! Other contributions are welcome!
Weekly Challenge #175 is available for your perusal.
New Problem Solving Issues
-IDirectory Order Affect Whether Modules are Recompiled?
- Alternate name for
- Function return types should also tell about the used assignment/container
New Pull Requests
- spesh: turn
brshift_ifor powers of 2
- Replace the
MVMROOT‘s block argument with varargs
- Add optional positional parameter to
- Make some enhancements to atomic integers (nqp)
IO::Path.under-version-controlmethod in 6.e
$*DIED-NATURALLYif exiting program without exception
- Implement nominalizable transparency for definites
- Make some enhancements to atomic integers (Rakudo)
- Timo Paulssen fixed a few issues related to native unsigned integers in MoarVM.
- Vadim Belman made the
handlestrait lazy, fixed an issue with method object duplication, and some containerization issues in the metamodel interface.
- Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed an issue with a lone “-” in
MAINargument parsing, and made smartmatching
DateTimeobjects more sensible.
Questions about Raku
- Why no private multimethods?
- How to know in a
ENDblock whether the program died?
- How to initialize attributes inherited in a sub-class?
- Does Raku provide the easy access to an object’s methods and properties that Smalltalk does?
- Best way to share docs?
- Checking whether signature accepts capture removes attribute values from invocant
- Are there any recommended Docker packages or VMs for starting with Raku?
- How to call a sub from a variable with the name of the sub?
Meanwhile on Twitter
- Mobile battery status by mennof.
- Depending on feature creep and interop by James Tucker.
- Might have started using it by Hideyuki Tanaka.
- More successful with a breaking change by Ralf Ahlbrink.
- Ok to include? by かぎりん.
- Comparable to a typeclass? by Felix.
- Trying to understand Raku roles by Felix.
- Compare times by Fernando Correa de Oliveira.
- Recommending? by 𝐂𝐓𝐎 (𝐂𝐡𝐢𝐞𝐟 𝐓𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐎𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐫).
- Doing exploratory data analysis by JJ Merelo.
- Simply the best by Kriso.
- Whatever its name by Ollivier Robert.
- Sad it’s not Perl anymore by アキヤ.
- Fun to write by Fernando Correa de Oliveira.
- For the first time in 2017 by tison.
Meanwhile on the mailing list
- Rakudoc – make the naming consistent by Richard Hainsworth.
Comments about Raku
- Modern languages without char by Tomasz Wegrzanowski.
- Evolved into another language by Aman Khan.
- Should be replaced with Raku by q_q_p_p.
- Private vs public by Steve Roe.
- Languages with custom operators? by CDWEBI.
New Raku Modules
- under-version-control “Is an IO::Path under version control?” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
- HTML::Entity::Fast “Encode / Decode HTML entities faster” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
- Cookie::Jar “A minimalist HTTP user agent cookie jar” by JJ Atria.
- Terminal::Widgets “Basic TUI Widgets” by Geoffrey Broadwell.
- Test::ContainerizedService “Containerized services (such as databases) to ease writing integration test cases” by Jonathan Worthington.
Updated Raku Modules
- Geo::Geometry by Kevin Pye.
- Files::Containing, CLI::Help, App::Rak, highlighter, Lines::Containing, CLI::Version, Method::Also Array::Circular, as-cli-arguments, String::Utils by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
- CWT-Repository-Hash, Collection by Richard Hainsworth.
- API::Discord by Shuppet Laboratories.
- PDF::Tags::Reader, PDF::ISO_32000, PDF::Tags by David Warring.
- IO::Socket::Async::SSL by Jonathan Worthington.
- HTML::Tag by Márton Polgár.
- ML::TriesWithFrequencies, Data::Reshapers by Anton Antonov.
- Terminal::Print by ab5tract.
- Curry, Sway::Config, Sway::PreviewKeys, GtkLayerShell, T, Test::Run, PatternMatching, Pod::Contents, WebService::TMDB, JSON::Unmarshal, APISports::Football by Siavash Askari Nasr.
- App::Lorea, HTTP::Tiny by JJ Atria.
- Gnome::Glib, Gnome::GObject, Gnome::Gtk3 by Marcel Timmerman.
- Abbreviations by Tom Browder.
- Terminal::LineEditor by Geoffrey Broadwell.
- Algorithm::LibSVM by Itsuki Toyota.
Good to see another crop of new modules and module updates!
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