2023.11 Ainions

Anton Antonov was on a roll again this week! First releasing a new Raku module WWW::OpenAI, then publishing a blog post about it (/r/rakulang comments), then doing a video Racoons playing with pearls and onions about some sample uses such as creating pictures. And added an associated image gallery. In other words: Anton has put the AI in Raku!

Rawley’s Corner

Rawley Fowler has written another nice blog post: this time about their Monad::Result module, in Practical Monads with Raku and Monad::Result.


Weekly Challenge #208 is available for your perusal.

New Problem Solving Issues

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed an issue with creating a QuantHash out of an Iterable type object, and made Distro.desc work correctly on newer versions of MacOS.
  • Patrick Böker reworked the Supply.zip logic to use a watermark approach.
  • In RakuAST news: Elizabeth Mattijsen worked a lot on deparsing, rakufication and testing of RakuAST:: classes. Stefan Seifert (among many other things) fixed a number of issues with error handling, undeclared variables, thunking infixes, whitespace issues in heredocs, support for {*} as a term, support for andthen.
  • The number of passing test-files with the new Raku grammar are now 132/144 (make test +2) and 743/1355 (make spectest +35).

Meanwhile on Mastodon

Meanwhile, still on Twitter


New Raku Modules

  • Test::Selector “mark and selectively run only parts of test files” by Luc St-Louis.
  • Date::Utils “provides helpful date routines for calendar creation” by Tom Browder.
  • Date::Event “provides a class suitable for use with calendars” by Tom Browder.
  • Slang::Forgiven “when a for loop meets a given statement” by Mustafa Aydın.
  • WWW::OpenAI “provides access to the OpenAI playground” by Anton Antonov.
  • Holidays::US::Federal “provides names, dates, and dates observed for US Federal holidays” by Tom Browder.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Quite a few new modules, by some new module authors nonetheless! This week’s picture is to remind us of the people of Ukraine needing more power to fight the Russian aggression. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

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

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