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1 Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 compiler development release #53 ("Strasbourg")
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3 On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm glad to announce the
70fd758 @moritz [release] rename 2012.06 to Strasbourg
moritz authored Jun 13, 2012
4 June 2012 release of Rakudo Perl #53 "Strasbourg". Rakudo is an
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5 implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine (see
6 <http://www.parrot.org>). The tarball for this release
7 is available from <http://github.com/rakudo/rakudo/downloads>.
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9 Please note: This announcement is not for the Rakudo Star
10 distribution[*] -- it's announcing a new release of the compiler only.
11 For the latest Rakudo Star release, see
12 <http://github.com/rakudo/star/downloads>.
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14 The Rakudo Perl compiler follows a monthly release cycle, with each
15 release named after a Perl Mongers group. The June 2012 release is
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16 code named after Strasbourg, the location of the French Perl Workshop 2012.
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18 This release includes a lot of changes since the last one, including:
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20 * Longest-Token Matching for | alternations in regexes
21 * Stricter numification of strings (fails if the string does not
22 represent a number)
23 * 'require' now allows argument lists
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24 * Faster .map / list handling
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26 This is only a small peek at the changes in this release. For a more
27 detailed list, see "docs/ChangeLog".
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29 The development team thanks all of our contributors and sponsors for
30 making Rakudo Perl possible, as well as those people who worked on
31 Parrot, the Perl 6 test suite and the specification.
32
33 The following people contributed to this release:
34
35 TODO: add people here
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37 If you would like to contribute, see <http://rakudo.org/how-to-help>,
38 ask on the perl6-compiler@perl.org mailing list, or ask on IRC #perl6
39 on freenode.
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41 The next release of Rakudo (#54) is scheduled for July 19, 2012. A
42 list of the other planned release dates and code names for 2012 is
43 available in the "docs/release_guide.pod" file. In general, Rakudo
44 development releases are scheduled to occur soon after each Parrot
45 monthly release. Parrot releases the third Tuesday of each month.
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47 On behalf of the development team, I encourage you to try the new release.
48 Have fun, and let us know about your experience.
49
50 [*] What's the difference between the Rakudo compiler and the Rakudo
51 Star distribution?
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53 The Rakudo compiler is a compiler for the Perl 6 language.
54 Nothing else.
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56 The Rakudo Star distribution is the Rakudo compiler plus a selection
57 of useful Perl 6 modules, the most recent incarnation of the "Using
58 Perl 6" book, and other software that can be used with the Rakudo
59 compiler to enhance its utility. Rakudo Star is meant for early
60 adopters who wish to explore what's possible with Rakudo Perl 6 and
61 provide feedback on what works, what doesn't, and what else they
62 would like to see included in the distribution.
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