2019.34 A Quick One From The Atlantic

While the ferry is slowly exiting the Cherbourg harbour en route to Dublin (trying out an alternate route to Ireland from mainland Europe without having to enter the UK), yours truly found some time laying around in the lounge. And used that to write this week’s Perl 6 Weekly.

Videos of PerlCon in Riga

The Riga video team has created separate videos of the presentations at PerlCon in Riga. These are the Perl 6 ones:

See an overview of all videos in case you missed a presentation (/r/perl6, /r/perl comments).

GSOC Wrapup

Madeleine Goebel published the wrapup: Summer in Review of her GSoC Self Contained Executable Project. In it, she describes how you can now make an executable out of any user program that does not use modules, or uses a single module. Clearly, work is still needed to make this feature more generally applicable. But these are amazing steps forward (/r/perl6 comments)!

Complex builds

Sterling Hanenkamp elaborates about how he uses Build.pm to organize complex build issues for Perl 6 distributions.


Christoph Cullmann posted a blog about editor highlighting called
KSyntaxHighlighting – Over 300 Highlightings…” (/r/perl6 comments).

Perl Weekly Challenge #22

Blog posts with Perl 6 solutions for Challenge #22:

Ruben Westerberg has been announced a Perl Weekly Champion. Also, Challenge #23 is up for your perusal (about which Aaron Sherman gives some pointers).

On renaming

Several people commented on the plan to rename Perl 6 to Raku:

Core Developments

  • Bart Wiegmans saw his work on the JIT of the past 8 months, finally merged.
  • ZhongnianTao saw his work on supporting the GB18030 encoding merged as well.
  • Timo Paulssen fixed a problem with a repr mismatch with NativeCall.
  • Daniel Green JITted some nqp::num functions.
  • Deven T. Corzine saw his work on the execstack fix merged.
  • Moritz Lenz fixed a problem in the expression template compiler.
  • Christian Bartolomäus fixed some issues on the JVM backend, and Paweł Murias helped him while fixing some issues on the Javascript backend as well.
  • Vadim Belman performed a lot of work on more easily supporting multiple language versions.
  • And some 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

New modules:

Updated modules:

Winding Down

Yours truly will probably not be able to make the Perl 6 Weekly next week while travelling (again). So, the next blog post about the Perl 6 Programming Language, will most likely be published on 9 September. See you then!

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