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An optimizer lands, bringing native operators

For some weeks now, I’ve been working on adding an optimizer pass to Rakudo and implementing an initial set of optimizations. The work has been taking place in a branch, which I’m happy to have just merged into our main … Continue reading

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This is not enough!

The time for some shiny new hardware came around. Sat next to me, purring decidedly more quietly that its predecessor, is my new main development machine: a quad core Intel Core i7, pimped out with 16 GB of RAM and … Continue reading

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What’s coming up in September/October

So, YAPC has come, been great, gone and been recovered from, I’m done with my summer visiting, the $dayjob speaking trip has taken place, I’ve shaken off the obligatory start of autumn cold and it’s time to get back to … Continue reading

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My YAPC::EU talks

I had a wonderful time at YAPC::EU in Riga this year. Riga is a very beautiful city – there’s many nice things to look at, not to mention the excellent food and a wide range of beer at sensible prices. … Continue reading

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A hint of meta-programming

After a few patches to deal with some meta-circularity issues, I’ve got to the point where I have at least a very basic example of a custom meta-class working in the nom branch of Rakudo. All this does is print … Continue reading

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July: Beijing Perl Workshop, vacation and hacking

It’s been an interesting month. I started it over in Beijing, for the Beijing Perl Workshop. It’s the first Perl event that I’d been to in China, and it was a great experience. People were very friendly and welcoming, the … Continue reading

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Another little nom update

I was gearing up to blog a bit about the progress we’re making on the nom branch of Rakudo, when pmichaud++ swooped in with a great post about that. It nicely captures how much we’re getting done putting Rakudo back … Continue reading

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The Rakudo “nom” hacking marathon

Here in Sweden they have these things called “red days”. They’re basically days off, and June has a load of them. When I first heard the term, I wondered if it was some socialist connection, but got the much more … Continue reading

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YAPC::Russia

OK, so let me get the obligatory meme out of the way first: “In Soviet Russia, the YAPC enjoys you!” Well, I hope that my talks were enjoyed anyway. :-) Despite having been at every Perl Mova event in Ukraine … Continue reading

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Rakudo on 6model gets underway!

Recently I finished up the long-running compile time meta-object branch in NQP, and got the final installation issues sorted out (there were issues having it and nqp-rx installed, which are now resolved). Many thanks go to moritz++ for various contributions … Continue reading

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