The past two weeks first saw a 2016.01 Rakudo compiler release, followed by a 2016.01.1 release with a hot-fix for packagers, both done by Will [Coke] Coleda. Then we had the first post-Christmas Rakudo Star Release, done by Tobias Leich. Followed by the Windows MSI installers, also done by Tobias Leich. Many kudo’s to Will and Tobias for the hard work getting this together for the first time in the Perl 6 Post-Christmas world!
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Experimental Multi-Line REPL
Rob Hoelz is working on a experimental multi-line REPL and wants you to test it out and receive any feedback you may have. This looks like a really exciting new development for REPL lovers!
Atom Perl 6 Editor Tools
Ahmad M. Zawawi introduced an impressive Github repository of Atom Perl 6 Editor Tools. If Atom is your favourite editor, then this is definitely a place to check out!
It was busy, and the Perl DevRoom was filled to the rim for most of the day. Unfortunately, no videos available as of now, but they are expected soon (especially since we had Tom Bloor of ShadowCat also taping all of the presentations with 2 cameras). There are also some pictures by Chris Jack. And there are some interviews with Wendy van Dijk, Curtis “Ovid” Poe and Mark Keating made by Hacker Public Radio. And reports by Steve Mynott and Mark Keating.
- Elizabeth Mattijsen has done a lot of incremental optimizations, mostly about Map/Hash access, object creation, dynamic variable lookups, phaser handling, which made some programs of some users go about 10% faster
- Jonathan Worthington has been optimizing MoarVM and plugging memory leaks. These have not been merged yet, but could have dramatical memory savings for some applications. More about this probably next week!
- Introducing Scheme In Perl 6 by Jeff Goff
- Bit Rot Thursday by Zoffix Znet
- Topaz Is Still On SourceForge by brian d foy
- Perl 6 Rotor – The King Of List Manipulation by Zoffix Znet
- Perl 6 Distribution Thoughts And Proposals by Nick Logan
- Focussing Haskell On Perl 6 by Jeff Goff
- Perl 6 Shortcuts (Part 1) by Zoffix Znet
- How To Make A Perl 6 Module by Zoffix Znet
- Exploring Perl 6 Signatures (Part 2) by Mike Friedman
- Perl 6 Release Goals Final Grant Report by Jonathan Worthington
- Don’t Install Over Your Existing Perl 6 by brian d foy
- From Regular Expressions To Grammars (Part 1) by Jeff Goff
- IO::Glob For Perl 6 by Sterling Hanenkamp
- Hacking On Perl 6 (Rakudo And Roast) by Dave Rolsky
Almost an average of 2 additions per day!
- ACME::Scrub by thundergnat
- App::P6DX by Jake Russo
- ACME::Mangle by Jake Russo
- Linux::Signal::ProcessInfo by LE Manh Cuong
- LendingClub by Jeremy Carman
- WebService::SOP by Yoko Oyama
- String::Quotemeta by Zoffix Znet
- Algorithm::Treap by okaoka
- Inline::Scheme::Gambit by Zhenyi Zhou
- Term::Choose by kuerbis
- Inline::Scheme::Guile by Jeff Goff
- Control::Bail by skids
Sorry everybody about the Weekly taking 2 weeks again. But after FOSDEM, I was pretty much exhausted. If you are annoyed by the unweekliness of the Perl 6 Weekly, please consider becoming part of the P6W writing team! Contact timotimo or lizmat on the #perl6 IRC channel on Freenode.