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Hackathoning in Oslo

I’m in Oslo with a bunch of Perl 6 folks. It’s great to see old friends and meet some new ones – and we’re having a highly productive time. After a wonderful evening of tasty food and lovely beer (amongst … Continue reading

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Back from vacation, hackathon coming up!

So, I’m back from vacation. Turns out Argentina is a pretty awesome place to vacation in, too. As well as wonderful food and delicious imperial stout (amongst other good beers), there was walking like this… …and other cool stuff, like … Continue reading

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Meta-programming slides, and some Rakudo news

I’m just back from a trip to the German Perl Workshop. Of course, the food was great and the beer was greater. :-) I was also very happy to see various Rakudo hackers in person; moritz++ was one of the … Continue reading

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Rakudo Star 2012.02 out – and the focus for 2012.03

I’ve just cut the February 2012 release of Rakudo Star. The good news is that we got a bunch of nice improvements into the release. More typed exceptions, and better backtraces. This work has been done by moritz++; I’ll simply … Continue reading

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Bounded serialization, better regexes and better errors

Here’s a quick roundup of some of the things that have been going on in Rakudo since the January release. Bounded Serialization This is where I’ve been focusing the majority of my efforts. At the moment, when we pre-compile Perl … Continue reading

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This month’s Rakudo Star release – and what’s coming next

So, we made it – a Rakudo Star release based on the “nom” development branch has landed. It’s based on the compiler release moritz++ cut earlier this week, and pmichaud++, masak++ and myself have been involved in getting the Star-specific … Continue reading

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Looking back, looking forward

So, 2012 is here, and here’s my first Perl 6 post of the year. Welcome! :-) Looking Back 2011 brought us a faster Rakudo with vastly improved meta-programming capabilities, the first work on exploring native types in Perl 6, the … Continue reading

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Rakudo: this week’s release, and the next Rakudo Star

On Thursday, tadzik++ cut release #46 of Rakudo. This time, we named it for the London Perl Mongers, organizers of this year’s outstanding and very well attended London Perl Workshop. I’d not been to one for a couple of years, … Continue reading

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Slides from my Optimizing Rakudo Perl 6 talk

Over the weekend, I visited to Bratislava for a few days, the beautiful city I once called home. It felt oddly familiar, and I found myself noticing all kinds of little changes here and there – where one shop had … Continue reading

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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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