brian d foy‘s Learning Perl 6 Kickstarter is coming along nicely at 78% funded with about 350 backers so far. But we’re not there yet! brian really wants to get to 2000 backers, even if they only pledge 1$. So if you haven’t pledged yet, please show your support by pledging at least that!
Meanwhile, he has quite a bit of an advent going on himself:
- Quick Tip #4: The Hamming Sequence and hyper-operators
- Quick Tip #5: The Z=> zip operator, lazy ranges, and terse hash creation
- Quick Tip #6: Data dumping is built into Rakudo
- Quick Tip #7: Texas and Unicode things
- Quick Tip #8: Perl 6 sets
- Quick Tip #9: User-defined data types
- Quick Tip #10: Syntax highlighting Perl 6
- Quick Tip #11: Number, Strings, and NumberString Allomorphs
- Quick Tip #12: Unicode Helper Apps
Quick Tips #1, #2 and #3 were already mentioned last week.
Meanwhile, Moritz Lenz‘s Perl 6 By Example project can also use your support. You can support this effort by subscribing to the mailing list and telling him how much you would want to pay for his book!
New Rakudo Star Release
Steve Mynott brought us Rakudo Star 2016.11. If you’re a Rakudo Star user, you should definitely look into this release, as it may be a lot faster for your particular application.
White Camel Awards
It’s that time of the year again. Please cast your votes for the White Camel Awards! With the White Camel Award, we recognize significant non-technical achievement in Perl and its community, the people who keep the Perl community going and deserve to be recognized!
Gem From The Past
Someone mentioned a transcript of the Larry Wall presentation Present Continuous, Future Perfect at the OSDC::Israel::2006 conference. It’s quite a read, but if you really want to get an idea of how Rakudo Perl 6 got to be the way it is today, it’s worth your time!
- Jonathan Worthington solved several issues that became most visible when using
- Zoffix Znet fixed several issues related to handling edge cases of
Numericvalues, as well as
Iterator.flatskipping values in some situations.
- Stefan Seifert made sure that installed scripts now properly know what their name is.
- Samantha McVey provided support for history when using
- Pepe Schwarz fixed an issue with attributive binding on the JVM.
- Elizabeth Mattijsen continued to work on optimizing shaped arrays, or more specifically, native shaped arrays.
- And of course many more smaller fixes and improvements.
Other Blog Posts
- Perl 6 is biased towards mutators being really simple. That’s a good thing. by Jonathan Worthington (Reddit comments here, here and here).
- Perl 6 By Example: Running Rakudo by Moritz Lenz.
- Usage of #! in Perl 6 scripts by cmic37.
- Perl 6 Advent 2016 — Writers Wanted by Zoffix Znet.
- TPF President Change by Jim Brandt.
- Kickstarter to Support Learning Perl 6 Book by Jim Brandt.
Next week’s Perl 6 Weekly may be delayed a bit because yours truly will be decommuting from the (free) London Perl Workshop 2016. Which incidentally has the following Perl 6 related presentations:
- Web development and Perl 6 by Stefan Seifert.
- Introducing Perl 6 by Jeffrey Goff.
- The Raptor And The Butterfly by Matt S. Trout.
- Ten Things You Need To Know About Perl 6 by Jeffrey Goff.
- Lightning Talks.
Hope to see you there! And check in again here next week for more Perl 6 news.