2019.08 Inline Scalaring

Timo Paulssen has written an introduction into the work on partial escape analysis, scalar replacement and inlining and the progress on the new profiler (as a progress report on his TPF grant). Interesting stuff, with some comments on Reddit, with even more in-depth explanations. A good read!

Hello Perl 6

Mohammad S Anwar, of Map::Tube fame and one of the most (if not the most) persistent Pull Request Challenge participant, has taken the big leap. He describes his progress in a very nice blog post (/r/perl, /r/perl6 comments).

PerlCon in Pittsburgh

The Perl Conference in Pittsburgh (the conference formerly known as YAPC::NA) has published their monthly update. Be sure to submit your talk proposals before March 1st! Mark your calendar for 18 – 20 June for the conference, and 16/17 and 21 June if you want to take any of the additional workshops!

PerlCon in Riga

The Perl Conference in Riga (the conference formerly known as YAPC::Europe) has announced a a two day “Beginning Perl 6” workshop by Arne Sommer. And then there’s also a one day “Perl 6 Concurrency and Parallelism” by Jonathan Worthington. Check it all out at the event website. And mark you calendar: 7 – 9 August for the conference, 5 and 6 August for the workshops. And be sure to show your manager the promotion video!

Perl Weekly Challenge

Mohammad S Anwar was really at it this week: he also proposed re-inventing a Perl Weekly Challenge. And that could be both Perl 5 as well as Perl 6! Read the blog to find out how you can participate!

Squashathon

It’s the time of the month again this coming weekend: Squashathon time. This time the focus will be on making sure that all new 6.d features of Perl 6 are properly represented in the documentation. If you like looking up and fixing stuff, this is for you. And the winner will get a plush Camelia sent to them, wherever in the world!

Solving Perl 6 Problems

Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev has started a repository to be used for working on all issues that require discussion and/or consensus with regards to the development of Perl 6. The first issue describes the intended process. Highly recommended reading and food for thought.

T-shirts Galore

Wendy van Dijk has too many T-shirts, and she wants to see them all find a good home. (Reddit, Facebook comments).

Bennie in Brussels

Bennie describes her visit to FOSDEM and the presentation about the various Perl projects, by Will Braswell.

Core Developments

  • Ticket status of last week.
  • Jonathan Worthington fixed various inlining issues.
  • Stefan Seifert fixed a pesky issue with read/write arguments in native calls if the JIT compilation bailed because of unsupported opcodes.
  • Paweł Murias continued his work on the Javascript backend.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen fixed a problem with negative values in Date arithmetic, and she fixed a problem with using = (assignment) as an infix meta-operator.
  • Nick Logan added support for CircleCI.
  • And some smaller fixes and tweaks in preparation of the Rakudo Compiler release.

Questions about Perl 6

Only 16 questions to go before the 1000th Perl 6 question is asked on StackOverflow!

Meanwhile on Facebook

Meanwhile on Twitter

Perl 6 in comments

Perl 6 Modules

New modules (including some yours truly missed last week):

Updated modules:

Winding Down

What a nice week with many new and updated Perl 6 modules! While writing this, the final touches are being applied for the next Rakudo Compiler release. More about that next week! See you then!

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