The past weekend contained two full days of the second Raku Conference. The videos of the separate presentations are not available yet, but you can watch a re-run of the livestream already:
A good time was had!
Meet The Champion
Márton Polgár made it to this month’s Weekly Challenge Champion!
Wenzel P.P. Peppmeyer ruminated about the difference between a variable and a symbol.
Brian Wisti got distracted by a girl on a surfboard and from that followed a Raku emoji reverse lookup tool and a blog post.
Did You Know?
That yours truly did not come up with a small “Did You Know?” this week?
Weekly Challenge #178 is available for your perusal.
New Pull Requests
- Add example of file path analysis
- [JVM] Add missing
- Don’t blindly make a
Instanta path was created
- Introduce %SUB-MAIN-OPTS<expand-single-letter-options>
- Elizabeth Mattijsen made it possible to optionally allow
--no-fooas a command line argument as an alias of
--/foo. And made it possible to specify multiple values on the
skipmethod in 6.e, which allows one to produce and skip values more easily on any
Questions about Raku
- What is the best way to install Raku on Ubuntu 22.04 with readline or a line editor? by Flimm.
- How to get the matching token parameter value in an action method? byVZ.
- How to speed up parallel parsing using Raku grammars? by VZ.
Meanwhile on Twitter
- Wallish? by Leon Timmermans.
- All moved now by Jonathan Stowe.
- Uploaded to Chocolatey by brian d foy.
- Many interesting concepts by Felix.
- Support for fractions? by Andrew McCreight.
- Matching by block by Wim Vanderbauwhede.
- At last! by Ben Davies.
- Missing on your list by Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira.
- Based on Lisp’s metaobject protocol? by mainlyretro.
- Preparing… by Alexey Melezhik.
- Stop badmouthing! by Ichiro Ota.
- You can trust this by おきのっち.
- Default Raku behaviour? by Marc Chantreux.
- Optimized for fun! by Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira.
- Ternaries are great by Fernando Corrêa de Oliveira.
- Watching the stream by Hackeriet.
- Moving towards the center by JJ Merelo.
- Waiting… by Nick Mishustin.
- So true by JJ Merelo.
- Question of the day by Matematik Dünyasi.
- An emoji reverse lookup tool by Brian Wisti.
- My post-modern presentation by JJ Merelo.
Meanwhile on the mailing list
- Questions about sigpipe by Marc Chantreux.
CompUnit::Repository::Perl5??? by ToddAndMargo
- I can’t
zef uninstallold versions of modules anymore by Fernando Santagata.
Comments about Raku
- Raku project called miniperl by cestith.
- How’s Larry? by reisinge.
- Raku regexes in Perl by noobprogrammr.
- You may enjoy Raku by cestith.
- Thinking about what’s possible by Ralph Mellor.
- Resembling CLOS by pjmlp.
- Going even further by Banana699.
- A sensible huffmanization principle by brokenkebab2.
New Raku Modules
- URI::Query::FromHash “Construct a query string from a hash” by JJ Atria.
- path-utils “Low-level path introspection utility functions” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
- rak “Plumbing to be able to look for stuff” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
- Polyglot::Regexen “Enable use of non-Raku flavors of regex directly in Raku code” by Matthew Stuckwisch.
Updated Raku Modules
- CheckSocket, Doublephone, Device::Velleman::K8055, Cro::HTTP::BodySerializerJSONClass, App::ModuleSnap, EventSource::Client, Cro::HTTP::BodyParser::JSONClass, META6, License::SPDX by Jonathan Stowe.
- App::Prove6, TAP by Leon Timmermans.
- SelectiveImporting by wukgdu.
- App::Rak, from, paths, Git::Blame::File by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
- PublicSuffix, WebDriver, Cookie::Jar by JJ Atria.
- AttrX::Mooish by Vadim Belman.
- HarfBuzz::Shaper::Cairo, HarfBuzz::Font::FreeType, LibXML by David Warring.
- Terminal::Widgets by Geoffrey Broadwell.
- YAMLScript by Ingy döt Net.
- UpRooted by Pawel Pabian.
- Tomtit by Alexey Melezhik.
- Timezones::ZoneInfo by Matthew Stuckwisch.
- Collection, Collection-Raku-Documentation, Collection-Plugins by Richard Hainsworth.
- Gnome::N by Marcel Timmerman.
- Data::UkraineWar::MoD by JJ Merelo.
- Term::Choose::Util, Term::Choose, Term::TablePrint by Matthäus Kiem.
Quite a busy week in Raku module land again! Pretty cool!
This week’s image background continues to remind us to support Ukraine in their and our fight against the Russian aggression. Слава Україні! Героям слава!
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