2017.17 Interesting Times

Indeed. The past week saw the Rakudo Compiler Release 2017.04 have several point updates. Zoffix Znet explains it all in The Failure Point of a Release. The good news: if you’re waiting for a Rakudo Star Release of 2017.04, a release candidate is now available for testing. So please do!

Distribution License

Samantha McVey found that a lot of distributions in the ecosystem have a poor definition of the license they are released under. So she wrote a call to action in: Camelia Wants YOU to Add License Tags to Your Module! So please do!

The Perl Conference – US

The preliminary schedule for the Perl Conference - US on 19-21 June (formerly known as YAPC::NA) is now available. Please note that Damian Conway will be giving some interesting Perl 6 related tutorials!

Core Developments

  • Stefan Seifert fixed an issue with a packaged Inline::Perl5 trying to access a Proxy‘s FETCH method. A problem with the %?RESOURCES hash and NativeCall library name resolution was also fixed. He also made dependency resolution no longer depend on filesystem timestamps.
  • Zoffix Znet continued his work on the IO Grant apart from teaching his bots new tricks.
  • TimToady made user grammars work more like classes, specifically with regards to .new.
  • dogbert17 found the source of a problem with the HARNESS_TYPE=6 spectesting, which Timo Paulssen then fixed.
  • And some other smaller fixes and optimizations, apart from the ones that Zoffix Znet already mentioned.

Blog Posts

Wow, what a nice bunch of blog posts!

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on StackOverflow

Ecosystem Additions

Winding down

Yours truly missed most of the excitement the past week on account of being on the road a lot. In a way, I’m glad I did. On the other hand, feels like I should have been around. Ah well, you can’t have it all. But if you want more, please check in again next week for more Perl 6 news!

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