2016.32 A Quiet Week

Feels like many people are enjoying the nice weather. So a bit of a quiet week. Feels a lot like the quiet before the storm, though! 🙂

Core Developments

  • Jonathan Worthington squashed another set of concurrency related issues, e.g. making async sockets a lot more stable when under load.
  • TimToady improved several warnings / error messages, as well as improving on the efficiency of many common internal AST Node annotations.
  • TimToady also fixed a problem with loop and repeat not properly sinking (discarding generated values) by default.
  • Zoffix Znet fixed quite a few tickets related to error reporting and warnings.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made @a.splice($offset) about 40x faster and made sure Thai digits ("\x0e50".."\x0e59", AKA ๐๑๒๓๔๕๖๗๘๙) now smart increment/decrement correctly.
  • Many other smaller fixes and efficiency improvements.

Documentation Developments

gfldex reports again from the documentation effort:

  • Pragmas got their own section now.
  • Links to automatically generated pages got unbroken.
  • Documentation of role Setty got completed and examples fixed.
  • The About section got fixes.
  • The Concurrency section got improved.
  • Experimental got its own section now.
  • Documentation of roles was added to the typesystem documentation along with a few additions that were not documented anywhere else.
  • The trusts trait is now documented.
  • All precedence traits are now documented.
  • Many more examples are now compiled to check correctness leading to a few more examples being unbroken.
  • Many more small additions, fixes and index entries all over the place.

Blog Posts

Ecosystem Additions

Winding down

Only 2 more weeks or so until the YAPC::Europe. The tension is mounting! 🙂

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