2023.03 Advent Radux

Brian Duggan wrote a nice blog post about their use of the Raku Programming Language in their solution of 2022 Advent Of Code problems (/r/rakulang comments).

Anton’s Corner

Anton Antonov reminded us of a presentation they gave at the 2022 Wolfram Technology Conference, which featured a Cro webservice frontend.

Rawley’s Corner

Rawley Fowler mentioned that Humming-Bird (A simple, composable Web Framework) is now stable.

Alexey’s Corner

Alexey Melezhik published a blog post about the new “hub” (aka dynamic CI pipelines) feature in SparrowCI.

FOSDEM mini grants

Thinking about going to FOSDEM in Brussels on 4/5 February? You might be eligible for a $300 mini grant! (/r/perl comments)


Weekly Challenge #200 is available for your perusal.

New Problem Solving Issues

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Stephen Schulze updated MoarVM’s / Rakudo’s Unicode support to version 15.0!
  • Stefan Seifert worked a little on adding RakuAST grammar features again (supporting constants as parameter constraints, implement let and temp, and for returning Nil), increasing the number of completely passing test files: 618/1355 (+12 make spectest).
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen implemented many RakuAST deparsing tests (adding 3 test-files), which sadly lost us one completely passing file 94/137 (-1 make test).
  • And some smaller fixes and tweaks in the RakuAST realm.

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Mastodon

Meanwhile, still on Twitter


New Raku Modules

  • Monad-Result “An implementation of the result monad from OCaml” by Rawley Fowler.
  • Slang::Date “Add date literals to source” by Will Coleda.
  • Lingua::Stem::Portuguese “Stemming Portuguese words with the Snowball algorithm” by Anton Antonov.
  • Net::Gemini “A client and server implementation for the Gemini protocol” by Rawley Fowler.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Some nice blog posts and a lot of new modules and module updates. Meanwhile, please keep the people in Ukraine in mind who are 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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