2016.48 Kickstarting Along

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 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!

Core Developments

  • Jonathan Worthington solved several issues that became most visible when using Proc::Async.
  • Zoffix Znet fixed several issues related to handling edge cases of Numeric values, as well as Iterator.flat skipping 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 Readline in the REPL.
  • 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

Ecosystem Additions

Winding Down

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:

Hope to see you there! And check in again here next week for more Perl 6 news.

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