This week saw the uploading of quite some Perl 6 related videos. From the YAPC::Europe:
- Ballistic Programming as a Bootstrap by John Haltiwanger.
- How to Lie With Benchmarks, Perl 6 is Faster! by Steve Mynott.
- The non butterfly effect, a universe where Camelia did not flap her wings by Nicholas Clark.
- Starting up with Perl 6 by Nigel Hamilton.
- Real world parsing with Perl 6 by Leon Timmermans.
- Strange Consistency by Larry Wall.
- Ten Things you Need to Know About Perl 6 by Jeffrey Goff.
- Incepti0n in Perl 6 – Design your own language by Jeffrey Goff.
- Running Perl 6 in a SailfishOS phone by Andre Walker.
- CSV with flexible headers perl 5 & perl 6 by H Merijn Brand.
- Lightning Talks Day 1.
- Lightning Talks Day 2.
- Lightning Talks Day 3.
And from the Alpine Perl Workshop (all English spoken unless otherwise indicated):
- Java vs Perl Deathmatch by Bradley Andersen.
- Why computers calculate wrong by Karl Brodowsky.
- Perl 5 and Perl 6, a great team by Stefan Seifert.
- The non butterfly effect, a universe where Camelia didn’t flap her wings by Nicholas Clark.
- How To Release Your Own Perl 6 Module (German) by Elizabeth Mattijsen.
- Release the Turducken! by Bradley Andersen.
- Lightning Talks, Day 1 (partly German).
- Lightning Talks, Day 2.
And some stragglers from the German Perl Workshop that also got uploaded last week:
- Simple Perl 6 Fractals and Concurrency by Steve Mynott.
- The beauty of Perl 6 (German) by Bernhard Specht.
- Big Hairy Yaks by Carl Mäsak.
Further Funding of Jonathan Worthington
After Jonathan Worthington delivered his Rakudo Performance and Reliability Grant Progress Report, he has asked for an extension of the grant from the Perl 6 Core Development Fund, for another 200 hours of work. Yours truly fully supports this idea, as apparently do many other from the looks of the comments 🙂 Please feel free to add your comment!
- Stefan Seifert provided many improvements in pre-compilation and module loading, making loading of modules a lot faster. A fact that also shows up in the infamous
test-t benchmark(now below 7 seconds, down from 257 seconds in October 2014, and down from 13 seconds since last Christmas).
- Timo Paulssen speeded up path parsing logic, making the opening of files a lot faster in the case of simple path specifications.
- Jonathan Worthington fixed various issues with reading chars from an async socket (uncatchable exceptions on decode errors, and mis-handling of graphemes and multi-byte sequences over packet boundaries).
- Elizabeth Mattijsen improved the efficiency of several functions:
- Zoffix Znet made sure that all possible quote pairs now work everywhere in Perl 6. He also blogged about this.
- Daniel Green fixed numification of non-ASCII tokens in regexen and grammars.
- Christian Bartolomäus fixed several issues specific to the JVM backend.
- TimToady fixed an issue with variable lookup inside quotes.
Only the one this week, looks like everybody was recovering from the conference season, or was trying to catch up with the videos? But what a blog post it is!
- Perl 6 Core Hacking – Grammatical Babble by Zoffix Znet.
A nice batch.
- HTTP::Request::Supply by Sterling Hanenkamp.
- DispatchMap by Lloyd Fournier.
- X11::Xlib::Raw by Slobodan Mišković.
Seems to me we got a nice batch of core improvements in the past week, and plenty to watch as well. Be sure to tune in again next week!