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Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v16
This is the sixteenth release of Niecza Perl 6, as usual scheduled on
the last Monday of the month.
You can obtain a build of Niecza from [1]. This build contains a
working compiler as a set of .exe and .dll files suitable for use with
Mono or Microsoft .NET. If you wish to follow latest developments,
you can obtain the source from [2]; however, you will still need a
binary for bootstrapping, so you gain nothing from a "source is
better" perspective.
Niecza is a Perl 6 compiler project studying questions about the
efficient implementability of Perl 6 features. It currently targets
the Common Language Runtime; both Mono and Microsoft .NET are known to
work. On Windows, Cygwin is required for source builds only; see the
README for details.
List of changes
[Minor changes]
Improved multi-dispatch failure error messages (Larry Wall).
Added @foo[1;2;3] multi-indexing syntax (but no real multidimensional
arrays yet), and Zen slices @foo[].
Added take-rw and return-rw functions for returning a read-write value.
(This will allow you to futureproof your code against take and return
becoming readonly by default.)
Containers bound into aggregates like %foo<k> := 1..3 now retain list
nature for iteration.
Getting involved
Contact sorear in irc.freenode.net #perl6 or via the sender address of
this mailing. Also check out the TODO file; whether you want to work
on stuff on it, or have cool ideas to add to it, both are good.
[1] https://github.com/downloads/sorear/niecza/niecza-16.zip
[2] https://github.com/sorear/niecza
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