2023.14 FullDist

Tony O’Dell updated the fez module to be a comprehensive CLI interface to create, manage, maintain, and to release the Raku modules to the fez ecosystem. And wrote a blog post introducing the new capabilities in “Fez goes full dist“.

Raku Core Summit

The first Raku Core Summit will be held on 3, 4 and 5 June in Echt, The Netherlands. During this summit, Raku core developers will be able to meet in person, in many cases for the first time. A time of discussion, decision making and hacking. This will hopefully be the first of many to come!

Steering Council

The minutes of the April 1, 2023 meeting are available.


Weekly Challenge #211 is available for your perusal.

New Problem Solving Issues

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

Again, only RakuAST developments this week:

  • Elizabeth Mattijsen started working on supporting rakudoc (aka pod), creating the necessary RakuAST classes and writing tests for them.
  • Daniel Green fixed a lot of specific error messages.
  • Stefan Seifert fixed a lot of parameter type checking logic, parameterization of types with smileys and the order in which BEGIN time and CHECK time are handled in some situations.
  • The number of passing test-files with the new Raku grammar are now 138/150 (make test +3) and 748/1355 (make spectest +5).

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Mastodon


New Raku Modules

  • Data::RandomKeep “Randomly keep a given number of offered items” by Luc St-Louis.
  • Template::Nest::Fast “High-performance template engine module” by Andinus.
  • Terminal::Tests “Terminal emulator, multiplexer, and font quality tests” by Geoffrey Broadwell.
  • XML::Fast “A Raku module to turn XML into a Hash structure” by Jonathan Stowe.

Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

Again, quite a few new modules this week. And looking forward to hosting the Raku Core Summit!

This week’s picture of a sunny at the river Maas, is to express the hope for a future in which the people of Ukraine can return to normality and enjoy the sun again. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

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

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