Zoffix Znet wrote the first of the Rakudo Perl 6 Advent posts and hit the Jackpot on Hacker News. Mischief achieved indeed! The Grinch would be so proud! And then there were also some Reddit comments.
Other Rakudo Perl 6 Advent posts so far:
- Perl 6: Sigils, Variables, and Containers by Zoffix Znet (Reddit comments).
- LetterOps with Perl 6 by JJ Merelo (Reddit comments).
- Parsing with Grammars by Moritz Lenz.
Last weekend saw yet another Squashathon (yes, there is one on every first Saturday of the month). The goal of this squashathon was to go through tickets that were not updated in two or more years (these tickets are automatically labeled with MOLD tag). As a result, 121 out of 224 tickets (more than half) were updated. Most of the updates were simply about reproducing the issue with the current version of Rakudo Perl 6, but some tickets got more attention and received tests and fixes. A fuller overview of all Squashatons is also available. Kudos to Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev for organizing and everybody else for participating!
Other Blog Posts
- One Day On November by LPW Organizers.
- Speed of Bcrypt by Gábor Szabó.
- My first tech conference : London Perl Workshop 2017 by Thomas Waddle.
- London Perl Workshop 2017 – Talks Review by Mohammad S Anwar.
- Open tickets overview by Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev.
- Jonathan Worthington enabled inlining on a number of exception related constructs, that were previously barred from being inlined. This resulted in the
test-tcanary code to run about 12% faster. And it shaved off about 12 seconds off of
make spectestfor yours truly. I must say this bodes well for future inlinings!
- Samantha McVey fixed a problem with the Unicode database that showed up in the handling of the
- Timo Paulssen made the setup of a multi-needle
splita lot cheaper for up to 20% speed improvement.
- Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed
Telemetryobjects, as well as several mouldy old tickets.
- And some more smaller fixes and improvements.
Meanwhile on FaceBook
- Peter Evans:
Since last year we had some issues with WordPress messing up code examples in Perl 6 Advent articles, Zoffix hacked up a little helper tool: You write your Advent article in Markdown, run the tool, and out it spits WordPress-friendly HTML. It does syntax highlights too, which is pretty sweet.
- Andrew Shitov:
The funny thing I learned today is that the atom character can also be italic 😀 (well, probably just slanted, not proper italic)
Meanwhile on Twitter
- The Power Of Rakudo Perl 6 by Zoffix Znet.
- Mischief Achieved by Zoffix Znet.
- Also we have… by सुम्निमा.
- CSV dipping below 3s by Zoffix Znet.
- New Perl 6 Docker container by JJ Merelo.
- Github Rakudo Perl 6 highlighting broken by Zoffix Znet.
- Best left unanswered by Zoffix Znet.
Meanwhile on StackOverflow
- Declaring a variable belonging to a user-defined class by Eugene Barsky.
logmethod returns a
- Can I delete an element of a
SetHashand use its value? by Eugene Barsky.
- How to make a
SetHashes? by Eugene Barsky.
- Parse File by user6189164.
- How to represent nested data structures using classes? by Eugene Barsky.
- How to find correct
maxvalues of a list by Jake Meyer.
Meanwhile on perl6-users
- p6 for w32 by Todd Chester.
Yours truly spent most of the past week on the road, and recovering from a bad cold, and a bumpy overnight ferry. On the plus side, it was good to get out and see new stuff and meet old friends in faraway places. A bit like Rakudo Perl 6 and Pumpking Perl 5 really. See you next week for more Rakudo Perl 6 news!