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Next weekend, on Saturday 19 October, it’s time for the London Perl Workshop again. The following presentations with Perl 6 content appear to have been planned:
App::MI6 by Simon Proctor.
An excellent opportunity to learn more about Perl 6 / Raku. And possibly the last time for a pre-Brexit visit to the UK!
Yanzhan Yang, a serial tech video uploader, yet again has posted more Perl 6 introductory videos on YouTube:
Getting more amazing every week!
It was a stressful week for Andrew Shitov: at first he was worried about the future of his Perl 6 compiler book. Then, after Larry Wall showed his approval of the renaming, he suggested having a RakuCon in May 2020 on Cyprus at the venue previously intended for the 2020 Perl Conference. Quickly followed by a blog post explaining how he sees the future of Raku, including building a new, faster Raku compiler (/r/perl6 comments). Followed by the publication of the first Raku book: Using Raku and making that available for free download (/r/perl6 comments). And to top it off, produced a little tutorial about the difference between
is rw and
is raw. Yours truly can only hope that future weeks will be less stressful.
Blog posts with Perl 6 solutions for Challenge #29:
Challenge #30 is up for your perusal.
reducefunction and reduction metaoperator give different results by Romario.
Grammarregexes match independently but not together by Holli.
#perl5by Mohammad S Anwar.
asyncby Timo Paulssen.
Thanks to the quickly unrepairable actions of a certain individual outside of the Perl 6 community, the Perl 6 Facebook group has changed all of its URLs and/or is only accessible to people with Facebook logins. And since it is the intention of changing back to the original URLs (which will most likely take a month thanks to Facebook policies), it doesn’t seem to make sense to put deep links here now.
So, if you’re interested in happenings on Facebook, check out the Perl 6 Group, and navigate from there.
any()junction and user-defined
$_topicvariable by William Michels.
The past year has been very stressful for yours truly. And the past week even more so. Some stress will remain in the near future, but it looks like stress levels will be allowed to go down in the further future, with “Perl” and “Raku” each going their own way.
This is the last Perl 6 Weekly that yours truly will write. Next week I will just announce the location of the new Rakudo Weekly blog here.
Why “Rakudo” and not “Raku”, you might ask? Well, originally the “Perl 6 Weekly” was about all implementations of Perl 6. But for the past 4 years, it has effectively been only about the “Rakudo” implementation. Now that “Perl 6” is being renamed to “Raku”, it seems like a good opportunity to not squat on the language name in a blog that is effectively dedicated to a single implementation of the Raku Programming Language.
So see you next week for directions to the new blog!