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Perl 6 Beta released!
This week saw the official Rakudo compiler release of Perl 6 beta. Thanks to the hard work of Will Coleda++. Looking for inspiration for a good name, he came up with Niceville, FL. An indication of sunny times ahead indeed! Please note that as of now, there is no Rakudo Star release available yet, but this is expected soon now that jnthn++ is back from a well deserved week of being offline and enjoying ancient culture!
This week in short
According to flussence:
Here’s the other stuff:
Rakudo’s core settings too large for JVM
It seems we have hit a bit of a wall last Saturday.
Class file too large!
FROGGS++ was the first one reporting it. There seems to be no immediate solution available, but there appears to be a way forward. Question remains how much effort we want to put into that or start thinking about alternate solutions (like reducing the size of the core setting). Fortunately, it was already foreseen that Rakudo on the JVM might not make it for Christmas.
.comb On Handles
lizmat++ implemented the already known methods
.comb on file handles. This means you can now lazily split your text files on things other than a
CRLF by e.g. specifying a regular expression. Or search your text files for some captured text using a regular expression. Without having to load the entire file into memory. It does not give us the mythical
Cat object yet, but for some uses it now gets pretty close.
Alas, only one blogpost in the past week.
- Exercism.io and Perl 6(66) by Yanick Champoux
- Test::Base by Tokuhiro Matsuno
- Data::Section::Simple by Shoichi Kaji
- Digest::xxHash by Andy Weidenbaum
- WebSocket by Tokuhiro Matsuno
- Astro::Sunrise by Jonathan Scott Duff
- Find::Bundled by Andrew Egeler
- Huffman Encoding with PP6 by Tony O’Dell
- Text::Homoglyph by Matt Oates
A bit meagre this week. We’re confident things will be picking up again now the Beta release is out the door. So tune in next week for more!