The past week felt a bit dreary, the weather was meh, and
MoarVM had some
telemeh issues on ARM processors. And there were some discussions on how to treat non-
Int values in situations where
Int values are expected (do we
throw?). I guess these things came to the front more because there was not a lot else going on this week.
Rakudo on Ubuntu on Windows
Claudio Ramirez tells us that the Ubuntu 16.04 Rakudo packages were made compatible with the Windows 10 Linux Subsystem (AKA
bash in Windows 10). Just run
/opt/rakudo/fix_windows10 after install.
Timo Paulssen has been working on his
MoarVM project. It basically spits out little status messages at a very high speed and high accuracy. Because instead of asking a clock of some kind, it just reads the “number of cycles elapsed since some point near the beginning of the process” register out of the CPU. It’s also thread-safe, much like the other profiler isn’t really at the moment. The idea is to eventually have a nice GUI-ish frontend that could let you analyze the telemeh-log at a higher level. It’s inspired by a product called “telemetry” by RAD Game Tools.
- Zoffix Znet fixed another few
IOrelated problems and a number of issues surrounding cached
- Nick Logan fixed a case of premature deletion of
- Daniel Green fixed a problem with trying to
List. He also improved error messages when a feed operator is used improperly. And he did quite some optimizing work in
- Elizabeth Mattijsen worked a lot on improving the speed when randomly selecting elements from
- Rakudo in Chocolatey makes AppVeyor easier by brian d foy.
- How to download png from webpage with perl by Tiexander.
- Project Euler #03 Greatest Prime Factor by derrickcope.
\ddoes not validate numbers by Ben Bullock (Reddit comments).
Meanwhile on FaceBook
- Nadim Khemir:
I started porting the old DHTML dumper to
Data::Dump::Tree. Here is an example you can load in your browser. It seems that google won’t share an html file directly. Just download it and open it in a browser.
Meanwhile on Twitter
Meanwhile on StackOverflow
- Is it safe, to share an array between threads? by sid_com.
- Why is Perl 6’s unwrap method a method of
Routine? by brian d foy.
- Why can’t I call meta methods on
Routine::WrapHandle? by brian d foy.
- Adding user mode types for Perl 6
NativeCallstructs by Curt Tilmes.
- Math::Primesieve by Curt Tilmes.
- Config::Parser::toml by Patrick Spek.
- Terminal::Caca by Ahmad M. Zawawi.
- DBI::Async by Curt Tilmes.
- WebService::Slack::Webhook by nicqrocks.
Pretty sure we will see some good Perl 6 things coming from the Perl Toolchain Summit! So check in again next week!