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This week: the big NFG switch on, and many fixes

During my Perl 6 grant time during the last week, I have continued with the work on Normal Form Grapheme, along with fixing a range of RT tickets. Rakudo on MoarVM uses NFG now Since the 24th April, all strings you … Continue reading

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This week: digging into NFG, fixing “use fatal”, and more

It’s time for this week’s grant report! What have I been up to? NFG Last time, I talked about normalization forms in Unicode, and how Rakudo on MoarVM now lets you move between them and examine them, using the Uni … Continue reading

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The new MoarVM dispatch mechanism is here!

Around 18 months ago, I set about working on the largest set of architectural changes that Raku runtime MoarVM has seen since its inception. The work was most directly triggered by the realization that we had no good way to … Continue reading

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Optimizing reading lines from a file

Reading lines from a file and processing them one at a time is a hugely common scripting task. However, to date our performance at this task has been somewhat underwhelming. Happily, a grateful Perl 6 fan stepped up in response … Continue reading

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Digging into the performance/reliability work

This week, I finally started digging into Rakudo and MoarVM things again, as part of my performance and reliability grant. Here’s what I got up to. Faster accessors and an inlining fix Making object accessors and object construction faster was … Continue reading

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What one Christmas elf has been up to

Here’s a look over the many things I’ve been working on in recent weeks to bring us closer to the Christmas Perl 6 release. For the most part, I’ve been working through the tickets we’ve attached to our “things to … Continue reading

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Last week: Unicode case fixes and much more

This report covers a two week period (September 28th through Sunday 11th October). However, the first week of it was almost entirely swallowed with teaching a class and the travel to and from that – so I’d have had precisely … Continue reading

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Updates

It’s amazing just how long has gone by since I last wrote something here. I intend to get back to writing weekly posts about my Perl 6 work again starting around now, but here’s a few big-picture updates of what … Continue reading

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Grant status update

Over the last 3 months, I’ve been working on my Perl 6 Development Fund grant. Those of you following the blog will have seen plenty of posts in that time about what I’ve been up to. This post, 3 months … Continue reading

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This week: Unicode 8, loads of fixes, preparing for shaped arrays

It’s been another week of getting lots of small things done – but also gearing up to working on various array related things, including fixed size and shaped arrays. I expect to have some progress to report on that next … Continue reading

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