One week, there aren’t any blogs. And then there are weeks with more than one a day. This is one of those weeks!
- Rewriting Gumbo Binding – A GPTrixie ‘demo’ by Sylvain Colinet
- Small But Welcome Fixes by Jonathan Worthington
- Perl 6 Types – Made For Humans by Zoffix Znet
- Why Perl 6 Is The “Games Of Thrones” Programming Language by Curtis “Ovid” Poe (with Reddit comments)
- How Hard Would It Be To Implement Perl 6 On The .NET CLR? by jjolla888
- Perl 6 makes all of Lisp’s mistakes, then sets itself on fire by Elf Sternberg (with Reddit comments)
- Perl 6 Is Slower Than My Fat Momma! by Zoffix Znet (with Reddit comments)
- Short Summary Of The Current State Of The Rakudo JS Grant by Paweł Murias
- Rabble – A Forth In A Sixth by Jake Russo
- Perl 6, the Game of Thrones of Programming Languages by Curtis “Ovid” Poe
Trying out Perl 6 code snippets on-line
Matt Oates got support for Perl 6 going on glot.io, an open source pastebin with runnable snippets and API. Perhaps it is an idea to copy some of the more idiomatic examples from Rosetta Code? It appears to be running a Docker image of Rakudo Star 2016.01. Perhaps this is another incentive to get a more recent Rakudo Star out soon :-).
And coming in from the other end, Zoffix Znet created GlotIO, a module that allows you to use the glot.io API via Perl 6. Cool stuff!
Valhalla On Earth
If you happen to be in the Oslo area on Friday April 22, you should check out Damian Conway‘s More Concurrency, Less Contusion presentation (which is free of charge). On Wednesday April 20, he will also give a free public talk about a new evil module that will steal more Perl 6 features and make them available in Perl 5. All in all, a week of Perlishness in Oslo!
- Carl Mäsak pointed out that
Hash.gistdidn’t have curlies, whereas
Array.gistdoes have brackets. After consultation, Elizabeth Mattijsen rectified this.
- skids fixed several issues with
- Elizabeth Mattijsen made the
.maxpairsmethods work on anything that has a
.pairsmethod (instead of just on
- Jonathan Worthington fixed memory leaks that usually showed up with
EVAL. Also a bit of GC tuning that hopefully improves memory behavior, plus a UTF-16 fix, and a crash fixed when reading corrupt bytecode.
- Jonathan Worthington also fixed a missing pre-comp store unlock, which could cause the store to remain locked until program exit.
- TimToady fixed a
useless usewarning in import arguments.
Apart from many people blogging, there were quite a few real exciting additions to the ecosystem as well!
- Twitter by Zoffix Znet
- NASA by Zoffix Znet
- Rabble by Jake Russo
- Crypt::Random by skinkade
- GlotIO by Zoffix Znet
- EuclideanRhythm by Jonathan Stowe
- Crypt::Bcrypt by skinkade
- deredere (simple scraper framework for Perl 6) by Altai-man
For the past 2 weeks, I haven’t been able to go through the backlog. I expect this service to resume in about 2 weeks.