2022.49 ReleaseMas Again

This week saw a new Rakudo compiler release (2022.12 by Justin DeVuyst) with a nice bunch of new features and bug fixes, a new Cro release (mostly to fix a testing issue that would inhibit installation by default) and a new release of the Podlite editor (0.4.0, with markdown block support, /r/rakulang comments). Nice prezzies!

Raku Advent Calendar 2022

The fourth Raku Advent Calendar has started with an introduction by JJ Merelo and the following contributions so far:

Meanwhile, Daniel Sockwell is still looking for a volunteer to write an advent post about the idea: “I’m disappointed by dynamic typing“.

Chris Jarvis has posted a nice overview of Advent related events, and EditorDavid also has a list.

Raku Conference 2023

Andrew Shitov has published tentative dates for the in-person 2023 Raku Conference: 3-4 August 2023 (/r/rakulang comments).

Advent of Code

Daniel Sockwell is telling us that there is a Github repository for 2022 Advent of Code solutions in the Raku Programming Language.

Anton’s Corner

Anton Antonov wrote about their new Proq::ZMQed module in a blog post.

Rainbow Butterfly Award

You can still nominate people for the Rainbow Butterfly Award until the 8th of December. Please consider who you would like to receive the Rainbow Butterly Award 2022 by sending your nomination by email to: rainbow@raku.org .


Weekly Challenge #194 is available for your perusal.

New Problem Solving Issues

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Salvador Ortiz fixed an issue that would lose precision of a FatRat when converted to a string.
  • Michael Ruigrok further improved the wording on typecheck errors on arrays and hashes.
  • Stephan Seifert continued working on the RakuAST branch, implementing a number of simple pragmas and support for LEAVE phasers. Which brings the number of passing test files to 567/1355 (+14) and 80/131 (+1).

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Mastodon

Meanwhile, still on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

  • Proc::ZMQed “Provides external evaluators via ZeroMQ” by Anton Antonov.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

So many new things this week! And yet another new name in core development!

This week’s picture is to remind us of sunnier days in these dark days before the winter Solstice! Also to remind us Ukraine is still fighting the Russian aggression. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

In the meantime, please keep staying safe, keep staying healthy, and keep up the good work!

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