2019.20 Newsletters May

Both big Perl conferences this year have published their May newsletter:

With less than a month to go, the schedule for TPCiP has become available. The TPCiR doesn’t have a finished schedule yet, but it does have a list of talk proposals and an indication whether the talk has been accepted already or not. It’s not too late to plan your attendance!

And Vadim makes three!

Please welcome Vadim Belman as our latest Rakudo core developer. This makes the third new Rakudo core developer this year! Also known under his nick vrurg, he has published Perl 5 as well as Perl 6 modules. Most recently, he has revamped the Perl 6 build system, which makes Rakudo Perl 6 much more acceptable for a lot of packagers in the world. Yours truly is looking forward to all the contributions he will give to Rakudo Perl 6!

About Nil

Wenzel P. P. Peppmeyer has published another blog post about Nil titled Nil shall warn or fail but not both, in which he describes his new NoNilList module.

Quantum Tunneling

Jeff Goff is in the process of renewing his Perl Fisher blog with a new blog titled “Quantum Tunneling“, which has some MCU sprinkled in but is without any spoilers (Reddit comments).

Perl Weekly Challenge

Blog posts in Perl 6 for the Perl Weekly Challenge #8:

Challenge #9 is up for your perusal!

Core developments

  • Ticket status of the past week.
  • Jonathan Worthington reduced the memory usage of mixed bigint and native int operations. Which will surely be part of his performance update at the Perl Conference in Riga!
  • Vadim Belman continued his work on revamping the build process, and fixed the underlying issue of the “Missing or wrong version of dependency” error that appeared much more often recently.
  • Christian Bartolomäus fixed various Travis issues for the JVM backend.
  • Daniel Green worked on several issues regarding to profiling on MoarVM: it is no longer possible to profile both compiler time and run time in a single run (for now at least).
  • Alexander Kiryuhin fixed some issues with parsing of |, ||, & and && in grammars, inspired by Jonathan Worthington.
  • And some other improvements and fixes.

Questions about Perl 6

Meanwhile on Facebook

Meanwhile on Twitter

Perl 6 in comments

Perl 6 Modules

New modules:

Updated modules:

Winding Down

Good to see new faces, as it were, in the Perl 6 world. Having travelled a bit more than usual the past week, yours truly was pleasantly surprised today while working on the Perl 6 Weekly. Please check in again next week for more surprises!

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