2018.02 FOSDEM Nearing

With only a few weeks to go, the schedule of the Perl Programming Languages devroom at FOSDEM 2018 (on 3 and 4 February) has been finalized. These are the Rakudo Perl 6 related presentations:

Of course, there will also be a Perl booth at FOSDEM 2018 with all sorts of free goodies such as stickers, tuits and promo leaflets. And Perl books, both Perl 5 and Perl 6, available to you at cost. Please come and visit FOSDEM, it’s big, it’s crowded, it’s in Brussels and it’s free!

Core Developments

  • Zoffix Znet has been doing a lot in the past week. He made coercers of the type Int:D() (aka type-smileys) parse correctly, so they now work. He also fixed issues when hypering over a Blob or Buf, and made chainable operators 2.6x faster (42 < $a < 666 used to be slower than 42 < $a && $a < 666).
  • Itsuki Toyota made sure that the type-smileys were immediately used in a lot of the Rakudo Perl 6 source code to improve error messaging on faulty input with type objects.
  • Bart Wiegmans fixed some memory leaks in MoarVM.
  • Nick Logan improved the .perl of CompUnit::Repository::FileSystem (aka CURFS) and CompUnit::Repository::Installation (aka CURI) objects.
  • Moritz Lenz made Proc.status a read-only attribute, which it should have been from the beginning. He also improved the LTA error message when trying to interpolate a hash into a Regex.
  • Jeremy Studer made sure that negated chained operators work correctly.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made creation of Date and DateTime objects 1.6x faster. She also fixed .skip(*-3), which was documented to work, but didn’t.
  • And many other smaller fixes and improvements.

Blog Posts

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on StackOverflow

Meanwhile on FaceBook

Winding Down

It was a week with a lot of people on well deserved holidays. But still a lot happened in the Rakudo Perl 6 world. So this is promising for the coming week. See you then again? And be safe!

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