2018.48 Groonga Grep!

Kenichi Ishigaki (aka charsbar) has announced yet another CPAN Grep that allows you to search the contents of distributions on CPAN. And it also works on Perl 6 distributions! The search engine is powered by Groonga, an open source fulltext search engine and column store that yours truly had not heard of before.

London Perl Workshop

Both Mohammad S. Anwar and Dave Cross mentioned Perl 6 in their reports about the London Perl Workshop. Unfortunately, all of the Perl 6 related presentations where in a room that did not have video capture. But Simon Proctor released the slides of his presentation “24 Uses for Perl 6”, and JJ Merelo also did that for his Perl 6 in Academia.

Perl 6 mode in Ace

Naoum Hankache (of Perl 6 Intro fame) provided Perl 6 support for the Ace editor (Reddit comments). Always good to see more Perl 6 support being integrated into products!

Failure is an option

Elizabeth Mattijsen has had part 8 of her Migrating To Perl 6 series published on opensource.com: Failure is an option in Perl 6 (/r/perl, /r/perl6 comments). It even made it to last weeks most read top 10!

Renaming Debate

Nikos Vaggalis announced that he has written a blog post about the backgrounds of the Perl Renaming Debate.

Upcoming Squashathon

Next Saturday, 3 December, will see another Squashathon. At the moment of this writing, the target of this Squashathon is not yet officially known. But yours truly would bet on another round of Documentation Bug Squashing!

Core Developments

  • Ticket status of last week.
  • A lot of expression JIT templates offered by Jeremy Studer were finally merged into the master branch.
  • Samantha McVey fixed several issues in the MoarVM build process.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made infix meta operators about 1.5x as fast for core operators such as +=, ~=, etc. She also fixed an issue with .values on object hashes.
  • Nick Logan fixed an issue with IO.resolve on Windows.
  • Stefan Seifert made timing based tests optional to support clean building on slow build servers.
  • Rob Hoelz improved the error message when using placeholder slurpies.
  • And some other smaller fixes and improvements.

Questions about Perl 6

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on FaceBook

Meanwhile on perl6-users

Perl 6 in comments

Perl 6 Modules

Updated Modules:

Winding Down

A slow week, but given Thanksgiving / Black Friday / Cyber Monday / London Perl Workshop perhaps understandable. It looks like next week yours truly have more Perl 6 news. So see you next week!

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