2022.50 Mainified

The past week Vadim Belman has worked on bringing the RakuAST branch up-to-date with the master branch, and renaming it to “main”, and making that the default Rakudo branch from now on.

This means that the next Rakudo release will have some form of RakuAST functionality enabled. It may have felt like a small step, but this will allow developers to try out these new features already, especially for those cases where Raku source code is built programmatically to be EVALled at runtime. So in a lot of ways, this is more of a very big step towards the next Raku Programming Language level. And kudos to all who brought the rakuast branch this far!

Steering Council

The minutes of the December 12, 2022 meeting are available.

Raku Advent Calendar 2022

The past weeks entries of the fourth Raku Advent Calendar:


Weekly Challenge #195 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Claudio Ramirez created Linux packages of Rakudo 2022.12, also on Alpine 3.17.
  • Stephan Seifert continued working on the Raku grammar, which brings the number of passing test files to 585/1355 (+18) and 83/131 (+3).
  • Vadim Belman improved backtrace support in NQP, specifically for compilation error reporting.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen unbitrotted the Formatter (which contains the logic for sprintf) module, the first actual use code-building using RakuAST building blocks.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Mastodon

Meanwhile, still on Twitter

Meanwhile on the mailing list

Comments about Raku

New Raku Modules

  • TooLoo “Helps you document & find your utility scripts” by Kay Rhodes.
  • ValuePair “Provide an immutable Pair value type” by Elizabeth Mattijsen.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Wow, what a step forward!

This week’s picture was taken just after sunset today! It was a very cold bicycle ride, but the views were magnificent. And such beautiful views should remind us that Ukraine is still fighting the Russian aggression. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

Please keep staying safe, keep staying healthy, and keep up the good work!

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