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+ stubbed methods from roles now require those methods to be implemented
+ updated docs/ROADMAP
+ .WHICH now returns ObjAt objects
++ defining new operators
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+ CATCH blocks are now much closer to spec
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+ Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 compiler development release #47 ("Columbus")
+On behalf of the Rakudo development team, I'm happy to announce the
+November 2011 release of Rakudo Perl #47 "Columbus". Rakudo is an
+implementation of Perl 6 on the Parrot Virtual Machine (see
+<>). The tarball for this release
+is available from <>.
+Please note: This announcement is not for the Rakudo Star
+distribution[*] -- it's announcing a new release of the compiler only.
+For the latest Rakudo Star release, see
+The Rakudo Perl compiler follows a monthly release cycle, with each
+release named after a Perl Mongers group. The December 2011 release is
+code named after the Columbus Perl Mongers, organizers of YAPC::NA, which
+featured a Perl 6 track and hackahton.
+Some of the specific changes and improvements occurring with this
+release include:
+* Many regex improvements, including escapes in character classes
+ look-around assetions and many bug fixes

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+* Several performance improvements
+* Defining new operators, flip flop operators, and the Proxy class
+ are now supported
+We are still regressed on a few features compared to the 2011.07 release of
+Rakudo, the most notable of which is autovivification.
+These regressions should be rectified in coming releases.
+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:
+Jonathan Worthington, Moritz Lenz, Will "Coke" Coleda, Michael Schroeder,
+Tadeusz Sośnierz, Solomon Foster, Zohar Kelrich, diakopter, JimmyZ,
+Jonathan Scott Duff, Geoffrey Broadwell, Woodi
+If you would like to contribute, see <>,
+ask on the mailing list, or ask on IRC #perl6
+on freenode.
+The next release of Rakudo (#48) is scheduled for January 19, 2012. A
+list of the other planned release dates and code names for 2012 is
+available in the "docs/release_guide.pod" file. In general, Rakudo
+development releases are scheduled to occur soon after each Parrot
+monthly release. Parrot releases the third Tuesday of each month.
+Have a great deal of fun!
+[*] What's the difference between the Rakudo compiler and the Rakudo
+ Star distribution?
+ The Rakudo compiler is a compiler for the Perl 6 language.
+ Nothing else.
+ The Rakudo Star distribution is the Rakudo compiler plus a selection
+ of useful Perl 6 modules, the most recent incarnation of the "Using
+ Perl 6" book, and other software that can be used with the Rakudo
+ compiler to enchance its utility. Rakudo Star is meant for early
+ adopters who wish to explore what's possible with Rakudo Perl 6 and
+ provide feedback on what works, what doesn't, and what else they
+ would like to see included in the distribution.

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