August 2012 Archives

#perl6 summary for week ending 2012-08-25

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  • mhasch and colomon agreed to collaborate on Math::Polynomial. #cpan6 #dialog
  • [Coke]'s new irc bot cjbot said "14:20 < cjbot> @guhoqik tweeted ...". #perl6 #bots
  • sirrobert said "fwiw, we're close to a commercial release of our product with a p6 component. ... ~1mo. ... I've found it pretty easy to develop with so far". #p6 #news
  • Moritz said "now that zavolaj has callbacks" which led to a dialog about whether it was time to write bindings to libs like OpenGL. #rakudo #zavolaj #dialog
  • FROGGS said "we took ages to get this to work with perl5 and xs, its just like minutes using p6+NativeCall". #p6 #news
  • TimToady said "viv can now parse nearly 800 lines of viv". #p5 #news



  • This report covers a week of discussion and activity on freenode IRC channel #perl6, the center of the Perl 6 community.
  • The first commit of the week for each repo is usually included in this summary no matter how minor. Later commits to the same repo, especially ones by the same person, will typically be omitted even if major unless we really feel the need to bring it to attention. So there's a heck of a lot more committing going on than appears in this summary and a lot of it is more important than what appears here.
  • Each bullet point ends with two or more hashtags. The first indicates the bullet point's topic, eg #cpan6 if it's about a Perl 6 module, the module installer, and related topics. The last indicates what happened eg #commits if someone committed something, #dialog if a dialog ensued.
  • Written by raiph.

#perl6 summary for week ending 2012-08-18

Summary entries suggested/written by #perl6 users. Editing by raiph.

(The rest of this blog entry, following this paragraph, was originally a reddit post. I decided to copy it here as a first entry for this new "Perl 6 reports" blog, which is the home for these summaries and other Perl 6 reports from now on.)

I fondly recall the excellent summaries of Perl 6 mailing list discussions Piers Cawley posted back in the day. He kept it going for years. Nowadays the main Perl 6 action is the freenode IRC channel #perl6. This is the first of what I hope will be a regular series of #perl6 highlight posts.







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