2023.10 Toronto

The 2023 American Conference will be in-person and held in Toronto, Canada on July 11-13. The Call For Papers is open until the end of the month. So send in your talk proposals! There’s also a wiki for planning social activities, BOFs and ad-hoc hackathons.

And as a reminder, the 2023 European Raku Conference will also be in-person and held in Rīga, Latvia on August 3–4. The talk submission deadline is July 20th (announcements on Mastodon).

Rawley’s Corner

Rawley Fowler has written a very nice introduction into their Humming-Bird web-framework (/r/programming comments).

Anton’s Corner

Anton Antonov has published a video on how to do literate programming using the command line interface, with an associated blog post.

Steering Council

The minutes of the February 18, 2023 meeting are available.


Weekly Challenge #207 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Pull Requests by the late Ben Davies, about unsigned integer handling on MoarVM and JVM backends were merged.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed an issue with Range.Bool, fixed an issue with snitch on Seqs, made prefix // work again, made sure the sub version of comb also allows creation of N-grams, allowed snip to work on lazy lists and made the default .WHY method a bit smarter with regards to Callables.
  • In RakuAST news: ab5tract added support for enum. Elizabeth Mattijsen added support for the constant prefix, made use v6.e.PREVIEW imply use experimental :rakuast, and added .raku roundtripping tests. Stefan Seifert fixed a number of issues with the constant prefix, calling fully qualified routines, out-of-scope heredocs, and list comprehensions. The number of passing test-files with the new Raku grammar are now 130/142 (make test +1) and 708/1354 (make spectest +13).

Meanwhile on Mastodon


New Raku Modules

  • MIDI::Make “A Raku module to make MIDI files” by Pierre-Emmanuel Lévesque.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

A week with a lot of work done on documentation, making it possible to link to new features in the weekly! This week’s picture (from yours truly private collection) was inspired by a blog post and the people of Ukraine who are still fighting the Russian aggression with all of the tools and smarts that they have. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

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

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