2023.15 Testing Patterns

Geoffrey Broadwell is trying to better understand the state of cross-platform terminal Unicode support. And would like people to install their Terminal::Tests module, run a script from that distribution and make a screen shot of the result. More info on /r/rakulang!

Steve’s Corner

Steve Roe pivoted their Raku work from hobby to part of their $day-job. And in that capacity, works a lot with (self-hosted) WordPress sites. Check out how that works out in “Raku meets WordPress” (/r/rakulang comments).

Anton’s Corner

Anton Antonov announced a Wolfram Language Paclet called RakuMode: a notebook style with cells for external execution of Raku commands. And published a new video called “Streamlining ChatGPT code generation and narration workflows“!


Weekly Challenge #212 is available for your perusal.

New Pull Requests

Core Developments

Again, only RakuAST developments this week:

  • Elizabeth Mattijsen continued working on supporting rakudoc, adding grammar support for declarator docs.
  • Stefan Seifert fixed a lot of error reporting, many stash issues, currying of postfix expressions, pseudo package lookups with sigils, handling of ENTER phasers, the &?BLOCK variable, and $_ aliasing.
  • The number of passing test-files with the new Raku grammar are now 138/150 (make test +0) and 766/1355 (make spectest +18).

Questions about Raku

Meanwhile on Mastodon

Meanwhile on the mailing list


Updated Raku Modules

Winding down

This week’s picture is a reminder of people gone missing, and to express the hope for a future in which the people of Ukraine can return to normality and enjoy sitting by the river again. Слава Україні!  Героям слава!

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

If you like what I’m doing, committing to a small sponsorship would mean a great deal!

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