2019.40 Quick Syntaxing

JJ Merelo is the proud writer of the latest Perl 6 book: Perl 6 Quick Syntax Reference: A Pocket Guide to the Language, the Core Modules, and the Community. A book packed with useful information and a must-have for any developer new to Perl 6. Highly recommended! (Safari).

Sub as method

Sterling Hanenkamp shows how to use a sub as a method (/r/perl6 comments).

Perspective and FALLBACK

Greg Donald has published two blog posts in the past week: a personal one about his perspective as an outsider, and a technical one about adding an attribute to a class at runtime.

Even More Video Tutorials

Yanzhan Yang, a serial tech video uploader, yet again has posted more Perl 6 introductory videos on YouTube:

Getting more amazing every week!

Perl Weekly Challenge #28

Blog posts with Perl 6 solutions for Challenge #28:

Challenge #29 is up for your perusal.

Core Developments

  • Ben Davies saw his work of the past months on improving hostname resolution (which is part of his IP6NS grant) finally merged.
  • Stefan Seifert fixed an issue in the profiler that could cause a segfault.
  • Daniel Green fixed an issue in the profiler with exclusive times potentially underflowing.
  • Jan-Olof Hendig fixed an initialization issue caught with valgrind.
  • Paweł Murias fixed various issues on the Javascript backend, in preparation for the final report on his TPF grant.
  • Elizabeth Mattijsen made all of the Buf.write- methods return the invocant, for easier chaining. And added support for calling these methods on Buf type objects, for easier creation of Bufs from scratch.
  • And some smaller fixes and improvements.

Questions about Perl 6

Meanwhile on Twitter

Meanwhile on Facebook

Perl 6 in comments

Perl 6 Modules

New modules:

Updated modules:

Winding Down

A quiet week, with one more week to go on voting on the rename of Perl 6. See you all next week with more news about the Perl 6 Programming Language!

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