20 years ago, on the first of August, the inception of a language started to, well, incept. Actually, it started a bit earlier than that. Perl was in need of change, so it was decided that the community itself should propose what the language needed to do to go forward one step, from Perl 5Continue reading “20 years ago tomorrow”
Santa makes sure his elves can get to and from the workplace quickly. I wish it was the same for computer programming! Sometimes it takes a while to wade through a codebase to find where the real work needs to happen. jmp is a Raku powered command-line utility I use for searching and jumping aroundContinue reading “Day 16: Raku powered jmp-ing to the coalface”
It’s Christmas season! Christmas would not be Christmas without the caroling that’s part of the festivities, so let’s make it possible to sing some. We could simply make a carol one giant string, but that’s not good enough. Being a song, carols often have a chorus that’s repeated in between verses. If we were toContinue reading “Day 14 – Thinking Beyond Types: an Introduction to Rakudo’s MOP”
Distributing physical gifts involves wrapping them up into packages, but suppose you want to distribute digital gifts. How can you use Raku to help you wrap them up? Enter Libarchive!
Santa has a special treat: a teaser if you will. A part of a chapter from the upcoming book “Migrating Perl to Raku”, to be published January 2020. Optimization Considerations If you are an experienced Perl programmer, you have (perhaps inadvertently) learned a few tricks to make execution of your Perl program faster. Some ofContinue reading “Day 10 – A Teaser”
You can’t change the past. You can’t even change the future, in the sense that you can only change the present one moment at a time, stubbornly, until the future unwinds itself into the stories of our lives. — Larry Wall.