A bit overdue post, but I attended this months's Perl 6 Community Bug Squashathon last weekend and it was fun! I had a great time learning some more Perl 6 while making contributions at the same time. Definitely looking forward to next month's!
Here are a few little bits of Things I've Learned...
- Through type constraints on the invocant in method signatures, Perl 6 classes can have class and instance methods.
- The same type constraints above are nicknamed type smileys, and check for the invocant's
.DEFENITEness (whether if it is a type object, or an object instance)
.randmethod do emit a result between 0 inclusive and
Matchobjects access stores for data in grammar action classes
- Perl 6 IRC has a lot of bots doing all sorts of work, from reporting PRs and reviews, to passing away messages, and even providing a Perl 6 evaluator for tiny programs!
- There's virtual pizza in the Squashathon, yum!
Even after the month's squashathon ended, there's still a few things I think I can do in the meantime:
- further help out on the perl6/doc issues such as language bits that need more documentation
- try to get an updated Emacs perl6-mode to MELPA
- help out on Rakudo Star on Docker
Thanks to Zoffix, moritz, AlexDaniel, and others for guiding me, so looking forward to helping out further soon!
How about you, dear readers? Maybe you can help out too?