The 2016.03 Rakudo Compiler Release was a bit delayed due to uncertainty about the seriousness of a flapping test. Will Coleda made it happen nonetheless!
If you happen to be in the Toronto area on 30th of March, you should check out Zoffix Znet‘s presentation: Wow, Perl 6!. Alternately, if you happen to be in the neighbourhood of Baltimore, MD around mid-April, you might want to visit the 2016 DC-Baltimore Perl Workshop, where Brock Wilcox will be giving a Perl 6 Hands-On Tutorial.
Due to the delay, some of these made it actually into the release!
- Jonathan Worthington made
"100".Intabout 37x faster as part of the work on the heap snapshot functionality.
- skids optimized and fixed some issues with
Range, specifically when being used as a list.
- Rob Hoelz merged his work on the REPL, which now makes the REPL written in Perl 6 and part of the CORE settings, rather than written in NQP, allowing for easier fixes and adaptability. It now also works with
-Iand the history is now actually saved to a file, so you can refer to previous REPL sessions.
- Stefan Seifert merged part of his CompUnitRepo work, which will allow for easier packaging of Perl 6 modules: for now, this should make stack-traces better readable by storing logical filenames (of the source) in precomped files, rather than physical filenames (where the precomped files actually live).
- Elizabeth Mattijsen did some minor fixes:
Bool.enumsnow works, some issues with
permutationsand magic increments.
- Perl 6 – The Next Node.js Done Right by Zoffix Znet
- Happy Heapster! by Jonathan Worthington
- Sending An Email With Net::Curl by MadCapJake
- Binding To C++ With NativeCall by Rob Hoelz
Gems From The Backlog
- The JSON Data Interchange Format
- How FPGA’s Work
- The Alot Is Better Than You At Everything
- The Amen Brea
- Entering Unicode Characters
- A Codebase Is An Organism
- The Story Of Mel
- Rage Of Thrones
- Perl 6 One Liners
- May You Live In Interesting Times
- Learn OpenGL
- GLFW/OpenGL with Perl 6
- Algorithm::Kruskal by Itsuki Toyota
- Lingua::Stem::Snowball by Aurelio Sanabria
- flow (Perl 6 prove) by Tony O’Dell
- Audio::Icecast by Jonathan Stowe
- Lingua::En::Stopwords by Miles Wallio
- Text::TFIdf by Miles Wallio
- Docker::File by Jonathan Worthington
A little later than usual, but for most people still right on time! See you next week!