Vikna: pre-release of a text console UI framework for Raku

After almost half a year of work I finally publish my new project Vikna which is also the subject of my talk at the upcoming Conference in the Cloud.

As the subject says, it is a clear pre-release and a proof of concept for the preview of those who might be interested.…

Class, Role And Attribute Accessor in Raku

Quite ingenious title I used here, but it's precise. This story starts with the following case:

role R {
    method a { 666 }
class C does R {
    has $.a = 42;

What would you expect this to print?

For those with basic or no knowledge in Raku I'd like to explain that a public attribute gets an automatic accessor method. So, when one does $obj.attribute it's actually a method call.

There could be some disagreement among devs wether the code should output 42 or 666. Though Raku states it explicitly that things defined by class have priority over role's declared ones. Hence, we expect 42 here.

Period, this post is over, everybody is free to go? Alas, this issue says that the code above outputs 666! Oops... What's going on here?

New Role Of Roles In Raku

My morning started today with a cup of cold tea and an IRC request. The latter was coming from Elizabeth Mattijsen asking to write a paragraph on my recently merged work on Raku roles. There was a little problem though: I have no idea how to fit it into a single paragraph! And so I was left with no choice but to start blogging for the first time in many years.

Note. For those of you who consider themselves Raku experts I'd rather recommend skipping the next two sections and proceed directly to the technical details in Changes.

Once upon…