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Geth_ rakudo: 1fa7ceddd4 | (Vadim Belman)++ | tools/templates/moar/
Fix a mistype in variable name

Did not rebuild ops dynlib.
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[Tux] Yesterday: 06:07
Rakudo version 2019.07.1-395-g4df02facd - MoarVM version 2019.07.1-265-g95f69be84
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test7.049 - 7.455
test-t1.748 - 1.769
test-t --race0.801 - 0.851
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Rakudo version 2019.07.1-396-g1fa7ceddd - MoarVM version 2019.07.1-265-g95f69be84
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lizmat Files=1274, Tests=109493, 207 wallclock secs (27.89 usr 8.05 sys + 2891.63 cusr 262.47 csys = 3190.04 CPU) 07:30
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nine releasable6: status 08:09
releasable6 nine, Next release in ≈5 days and ≈10 hours. R6 is down. At least 6 blockers. Unknown changelog format
nine, Details:
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Geth_ problem-solving/master: 84 commits pushed by (Elizabeth Mattijsen)++, (Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev)++, (Jonathan Worthington)++, (Vadim Belman)++
SmokeMachine \o/ 11:43
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Geth_ rakudo: 6f086e65ee | (Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev)++ |
Initial Raku changes to the README

Other things will need to be adjusted later.
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AlexDaniel hm, why was it decided to keep NQP meaning something 12:11
that just makes any changes so much harder
AlexDaniel looks
lizmat: “It feels that this could stay” please read the nqp readme 12:13
lizmat: it suggests that it's Not Quite Perl 6 more than once
from what I remember, I said that I'd prefer NQP to mean nothing, so NQP is just NQP 12:14
lizmat that's my recollection as well
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lizmat so we don't need another acronym, 12:14
AlexDaniel “The acronym for NQP is Not Quite Perl” 12:16
from the PR
and it even goes to say “It stays that way, so no changes to documentation are needed” 12:17
Geth_ nqp: 2051967f25 | (Aleks-Daniel Jakimenko-Aleksejev)++ | README.pod
Some Raku changes

Still unclear what NQP acronym should mean, so further changes are needed.
AlexDaniel lizmat: see this ↑
lizmat AlexDaniel: sorry, I'm in the middle of what is going to be a ginormous Perl 6 Weekly, which is also quite emotional for me
could I think about that tomorrow? 12:19
AlexDaniel lizmat: that's alright, we now have all the time in the orld :)
lizmat: just a question though, will rba take care of the domain?
lizmat which domain? 12:20
AlexDaniel lizmat: currently linking to is a bit problematic because it doesn't redirect correctly
for example leads to the wrong place
so instead of fixing that, can we just go straight to doing the right thing, and redirecting? 12:21
this is what rba should be able to do, from what I understand
or at least they should know who to ping to get it done
lizmat atm goes to
AlexDaniel yep, but should go to
MasterDuke didn't pmichaud express a strong desire for NQP to stay "not quite perl(6?)" 12:23
AlexDaniel ah, maybe that was the reason, yeah 12:24
rba Let me know if I can do something. I‘m not sure what would be the best to redirect vs. host on both names. 12:25
AlexDaniel maybe pmichaud can then tweak the README as they see fit
because right now it doesn't make much sense after my changes, and honestly it made even less sense before my changes 12:26
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AlexDaniel (considering the rename, of course) 12:26
rba: wasn't there a SEO issue with hosting on both names? 12:27
jnthn On NQP, I can also take a look, though not until later today (or mebbe tomorrow)
MasterDuke without really having a stake in the game or knowing how difficult the various options are, i would vote for whatever (redirect, host on both) has the least impact on anybody going to either (at least for the short term)
AlexDaniel rba: so what google for example sees is that someone (on is simply copying the contents of a well-known website (
rba: and so they'd penalize, or at least that's my understanding 12:28
rba AlexDaniel: Yes, that‘s what jjmerelo said.
MasterDuke i.e., copying all content to both would be preferable to someone going to either and it not working
and i would vote for taking a short-term seo hit to make sure that content is available
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rba The question for would be anyway if we like to freeze the site as it is, make a clone of the repo and start changing there hosted as 12:29
MasterDuke i wouldn't want the news to get out and people try to visit a website (either, i don't care) and get 404s
lizmat I'd like to think about site issues tomorrow 12:31
AlexDaniel I personally see no problem just redirecting to
lizmat Also, I'd rather we work on a new site rather than just cat-licensing the current one
and when that new site is ready, *then* swap and make a redirect to
AlexDaniel who's going to work on new site 12:32
and how long that'd take?
lizmat as long as it needs 12:33
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AlexDaniel this is just a test… 12:34
didn't work 12:35
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Geth__ geth/master: 10 commits pushed by (Patrick Spek)++
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AlexDaniel ok now it works! :) 13:00
tyil \o/ 13:10
I'll let Geth exist in #perl6 and #perl6-dev for now, since the cost of being in a channel is pretty low: p
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tyil but someday I'll drop the #perl6-* channels in favour of the #raku-* channels 13:10
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AlexDaniel tyil: my understanding is that soon there'll be a +f on this channel 13:21
tyil oh, then it'll solve itself 13:22
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patrickb o/ 13:27
tellable6 2019-10-11T23:21:18Z #perl6-dev <Kaiepi> patrickb, i don't think it does. you'd have to loop over the list of groups getgroups returns or st instead
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patrickb Just a quick question wrt the plan of execution for the rename. Do we try to do a centralized rename on one set date or do we just start renaming stuff? 13:29
If we try to do the former, then I'd like the websites to not change or redirect to or something before we are ready in general. 13:30
tyil Geth has just been updated to use #raku and #raku-dev
nine Looking through the release blockers, we actually seem to be in a pretty good shape. They're all in the "please re-test" stage or similar, except for the hand full of blin regressions - which are not all certain regressions 13:40
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AlexDaniel nine: well, Unicode::GCB is definitely broken and just needs a PR I think 14:21
I don't remember what's up with Math::FFT::Libfftw3 14:22
but yeah, it's looking pretty good
patrickb If we want to make this release the first that provides pre compiled distributions, we still need to change the website to have respective download buttons. 14:24
That's not a blocker though
nine pre compiled distributions? 14:31
patrickb nine: Binary releases. A compiled MoarVM + Rakudo + zef + some documentation. See 14:34
In .zip for Windows and .tgz for MacOS + Linux.
AlexDaniel patrickb: isn't it something that rakudo star should do? 14:38
I'm not sure
and even if we do it, it does feel like these should be separate from main source tarballs, right?
patrickb They should be a separate tarballs for sure. 14:39
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patrickb I don't see a strong reason why we shouldn't do them for every compiler release, except for the additional work. 14:40
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Guest13443 patrickb: can I ask you a question about perl6-valgrind-m and perl6-gdb-m ? 15:07
patrickb Go ahead
Guest13443 If I run those command from my rakudo dir they don't work since --libpath=/home/dogbert/repos/rakudo/install/share/nqp/lib is missing 15:09
it is not missing from perl6-m however
it used to work not too long ago 15:10
patrickb Sounds wrong. 15:13
Guest13443 I get the feeling that the above libpath gets lost somehow 15:16
patrickb I'm not sure they are even intended to work from the build dir anymore. I thought they would only be generated on install, but I might be mistaken. 15:19
I'll be back in a few minutes... 15:21
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Guest13443 perhaps people are not supposed to run this stuff from the build dir but if that's the case then why does perl6-m work? 15:33
nine Why would I only get valgrind or gdb support with an installed rakudo? 15:35
timotimo nine: it's the compiled launchers maybe? 15:40
what do you mean "support"?
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nine I just mean that it'd be odd to have to make install just to run valgrind or gdb 16:02
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patrickb Looking at the makefile seems to indicate they are actually meant to be there. 16:29
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lucasb The question of whether the rename was a backward compatible change was raised in #81. I *do* believe it is one of the most backward incompatible change this project could ever made, since eventually every user will have to touch their code if they want it to keep working on newer Raku versions. And YET, everything else is *frozen*. 17:24
There's lot of little details that such rename will need (file extensions, version number, maybe others) that were made in a rush. And there are other little details that have already accumulated in Perl 6 itself... So, may I re-raise my suggestion: *lift the backward compatibility burden completely* and say this project will be delivering a "v1.0" in about a year or so?
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lucasb IOW, turn this moment in "before christmas" again :) 17:27
lizmat there's something to be said for that
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vrurg lucasb: do you consider the limited resources we actually have? 17:31
vrurg knows what it would take to change the version numbering.
lucasb vrurg: My suggestion is to relax the backward compatibility constraint, now that the rename path was chosen. I wrote "v1.0" in quotes because I don't care what the new versioning scheme would look like. IMO, Raku v6 don't make sense, but I'm fine with it. And "v1.0" of this project was already released in 2015 by the same limited resources this project has. This new again first version would be about polishing it. If 17:47
there's nothing outstanding to change, then fine, Raku is perfect, and let current decisions crystalize themselves.
vrurg lucasb: The renaming PR was written based on the assumption that no other breakage except for unavoidable is to take place. Then, again, in 2015 there was nothing to break about the versioning. And, actually, it wasn't v1.0 anyway. The way I currently see it is that we gonna have another debate on versioning and if it ever going to change then I'd be rather in favor of moving on to v7.0. All the historical reasons, amount of changes, backward compat – 17:54
everything would be in favor of this.
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releasable6 Next release in ≈4 days and ≈23 hours. R6 is down. At least 5 blockers. Please log your changes in the ChangeLog: 19:00
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patrickb Guest13443: Do you know whether gdb / valgrind / lldb are disturbed by the process to be debugged exec-ing? 19:42
Guest13443: If yes, we could either change the gdb / valgrind / lldb runners to call the perl6-m native executable in the build directory or just remove them entirely.
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MasterDuke would this be relevant for rakudo (or moarvm)? 20:42
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jnthn MasterDuke: Yes 21:25
MasterDuke: Rakudo mostly, I think, since our scheduler is implemented there
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