[Purdue-pm] Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 development release #29 ("Erlangen")

Mark Senn mark at purdue.edu
Fri May 21 04:50:28 PDT 2010

Every month a new version of Perl 6 gets released.  These are
experimental, incomplete, and not meant for production.  In the past
I haven't been able to run the not very sophisticated test programs
I've tried.  Thought you might be interested in this.  The original
announncement is below.    -mark

>Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 12:56:56 -0400
>Subject: Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 development release #29 ("Erlangen")
>From: Solomon Foster <colomon at gmail.com>
>To: Perl6 Language List <perl6-language at perl.org>,
>        perl6-compiler <perl6-compiler at perl.org>, perl6-announce at perl.org,
>        perl6-users at perl.org
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>On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm pleased to announce the
>May 2010 development release of Rakudo Perl #29 "Erlangen".
>Rakudo is an implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine
>(see http://www.parrot.org).  The tarball for the May 2010 release
>is available from http://github.com/rakudo/rakudo/downloads .
>Rakudo Perl follows a monthly release cycle, with each release named
>after a Perl Mongers group.  The May 2010 release is code named
>"Erlangen" in recognition of Erlangen.pm and the Perl 6 talk that Moritz
>Lenz, one of our core developers, gave this month.
>Some of the specific changes and improvements occurring with this
>release include:
>* Lexical classes and roles were implemented. Additionally, anonymous classes
>  -- which were never quite right in alpha -- are now implemented more
>  correctly, and anonymous roles are also supported.
>* Basic support for named enumerations of the form 'enum Weekday <Monday
>  Tuesday ...>' has been restored.
>* First cut of use Foo:from<perl5> and eval('foo', :lang<perl5>); needs
>  Blizkost[1] to be installed to work.
>*  Numeric / Real roles much closer to the spec now.
>*  As always, many additional small features and bug fixes make working with
>   Rakudo more pleasant.
>*  Rakudo now passes 32,347 spectests. We estimate that there are about
>   39,500 tests in the test suite, so Rakudo passes about 82% of all tests.
>For a more detailed list of changes see "docs/ChangeLog".
>The development team thanks all of our contributors and sponsors for
>making Rakudo Perl possible, as well as those people who worked on parrot, the
>Perl 6 test suite and the specification.
>The following people contributed to this release:
>Solomon Foster, Moritz Lenz, Jonathan Worthington, Martin Berends,
>chromatic, Carl Masak, snarkyboojum, Stefan O'Rear, Reini Urban,
>Jonathan Scott Duff, takadonet, Christoph Otto, isBEKaml,
>ash_, bubaflub, Jimmy Zhuo, Peter Lobsinger and Patrick Abi Salloum
>If you would like to contribute,
>see http://rakudo.org/how-to-help , ask on the perl6-compiler at perl.org
>mailing list, or ask on IRC #perl6 on freenode.
>The next release of Rakudo (#30) is scheduled for June 17, 2010.
>A list of the other planned release dates and code names for 2010 is
>available in the "docs/release_guide.pod" file.  In general, Rakudo
>development releases are scheduled to occur two days after each
>Parrot monthly release.  Parrot releases the third Tuesday of each month.
>Have fun!
>[1] http://github.com/jnthn/blizkost
>Solomon Foster: colomon at gmail.com
>HarmonyWare, Inc: http://www.harmonyware.com

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