2016.34 A Quick Botch From Cluj

After a long trans-European journey, yours truly arrived to Cluj for the YAPC::Europe. Without a lot of time to spend on the Perl 6 Weekly. So, this time, only a small Perl 6 Weekly. Hope I didn’t miss too much!

Rakudo Compiler Release 2016.08.1

Zoffix Znet worked very hard on the Rakudo 2016.08 Compiler Release, but he botched a tag, so now we have a Rakudo 2016.08.1 Compiler Release. I’m pretty sure we will have a new Rakudo Star release based on this Compiler Release pretty soon!

More Dogfooding

It has been a while since Leon Timmermans worked on the Perl 6 version on TAP, which allows tests (such as running with make spectest) to use Perl 6 itself to run the test-files, rather than Perl 5. For the first time, this actually completed flawlessly for yours truly in the past week:

All tests successful.
Files=1118, Tests=52595, 336 wallclock secs
Result: PASS

Again a step closer to providing the whole tool-chain in Perl 6!

Core Developments

Some of the core developments of the past week that made it into the 2016.08.1 release:

  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made several Set/SetHash related coercions between 40x and 300x faster.
  • Jonathan Worthington fixed quite a lot of async stability issues.
  • Stefan Seifert fixed another set of pre-compilation issues, this time related to development versions of files.
  • Zoffix Znet added support for a PERL6_TEST_DIE_ON_FAIL environment variable that will stop testing after the first failed test.
  • And many other smaller fixes and improvements, of course!

Blog Posts

And the blog posts keep on coming!

Ecosystem Additions

Quite a nice selection again!

Winding Down

Time to get some sleep before all the stuff starts happening in Cluj!


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