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2012-06-25 Draft v19 announcement
1 Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v19
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3 This is the nineteenth release of Niecza Perl 6, as usual scheduled on
4 the last Monday of the month. Most of the activity this month has been
5 on the non-bootstrap branch (see below). It has now been two years since
6 the first commit to the Niecza repository. Hard to beleive.
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8 You can obtain a build of Niecza from [1]. This build contains a
9 working compiler as a set of .exe and .dll files suitable for use with
10 Mono or Microsoft .NET. If you wish to follow latest developments,
11 you can obtain the source from [2]; however, you still need a
12 binary for bootstrapping.
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14 Niecza is a Perl 6 compiler project studying questions about the
15 efficient implementability of Perl 6 features. It currently targets
16 the Common Language Runtime; both Mono and Microsoft .NET are known to
17 work. On Windows, Cygwin is required for source builds only; see the
18 README for details.
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21 List of changes
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25 [Breaking changes]
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27 &spew has been renamed &spurt now that a name for it exists in spec.
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31 [Minor changes]
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33 Added Mu.take. (Solomon Foster)
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35 Undefined strings returned from CLR methods now box correctly.
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37 Zero-argument [min] and [max] are now supported.
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39 Multi-subset and multi-superset operations on Bags are now supported.
40 (Solomon Foster)
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44 non-bootstrap Branch
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46 This is an effort to move the compiler core away from full Perl 6 and explore
47 consequences of the move, especially in the domains of installability, build
48 system simplification, and metaprogramming support.
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52 Getting involved
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54 Contact sorear in irc.freenode.net #perl6 or via the sender address of
55 this mailing. Also check out the TODO file; whether you want to work
56 on stuff on it, or have cool ideas to add to it, both are good.
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59 [1] https://github.com/downloads/sorear/niecza/niecza-19.zip
60 [2] https://github.com/sorear/niecza
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