Swiss Perl Workshop 2015 - Perl 6

The Swiss Perl Workshop was recently hosted in Olten, Switzerland, at the end of August, 2015. The Perl 6 team is targeting an official release by Christmas of 2015, and the workshop provided a great opportunity for core Perl 6 developers to complete a lot of Perl 6 development and training.

One of the last big changes before we're ready for Christmas is the Great List Refactor - an effort to improve performance, syntax and semantics of lists (especially lazy lists) in Perl 6.

At the workshop, we were working hard on the GLR - finalizing any outstanding design decisions, going…

famfamfam flags, revisited

My department gets a lot of use out of the famfamfam flag set, but we actually needed some of the oddballs like Guernsey.

So I used perl and whipped up a script to generate the CSS sprite image & CSS out of the raw images, so I can easily drop in new flags, and regenerate a new, versioned sprite set.

... Of course, I still could use some help drawing some very very small flags.

Parrot 3.7.0 "Wanda" released

Expect a new version of the Rakudo Perl 6 compiler to follow shortly.

Fundraising idea for YAPC?

Poker tourney with buyins going to the TPF, and higher end schwag going to the winners?

Announce: Rakudo Star - a useful, usable, "early adopter" distribution of Perl 6

From pmichaud's announcement:

Submitted by pmichaud on Thu, 07/29/2010 - 05:18

On behalf of the Rakudo and Perl 6 development teams, I'm happy to announce the July 2010 release of "Rakudo Star", a useful and usable distribution of Perl 6. The tarball for the July 2010 release is available from

Rakudo Star is aimed at "early adopters" of Perl 6. We know that it still has some bugs, it i…