Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #parrotsketch, 2014-09-23

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16:11 Chirag joined #parrotsketch
17:36 Chirag Hi! I will miss the meeting today.
17:38 Chirag #ToDo: Start with the "autoboxing" problem
17:38 Chirag .end
19:24 Util Pre-report:
19:24 Util # Done:
19:24 Util * Released Parrot 6.8.0 "Little Lorikeet"
19:24 Util # RSN:
19:24 Util * Update docs.parrot.org
19:24 Util * Fix Smolder
19:24 Util .end
19:28 rurban joined #parrotsketch
19:30 Util Chirag stated that he will miss the meeting; thanks for the pre-report!
19:30 Util rurban stated that he will miss the meeting due to his move. Travel safely!
19:30 Util Hello! Who all is in attendance?
19:31 rurban freebsd is broken and would need a 6.8.1 release, because Moritz just committed the execname changes directly to master. hope it will not happen again
19:32 Util rurban: Who will write the fix?
19:32 rurban fixed already
19:32 rurban just not released
19:32 Util Right, I see it now.
19:33 Util Has HEAD of master branch passed fulltest on freebsd?
19:34 rurban yes, got good feedback
19:34 rurban also for the other bsd's
19:34 Util Has anyone requested 6.8.1?
19:34 rurban their code looked stable
19:34 lizmat fwiw, moritz is on holiday
19:34 rurban no, that's why I didn't do it.
19:35 rurban but if we should shoot one out. pretty easy
19:35 rurban I only found and fixed moar problems with dyncall. busy with resigning from perl5 code reviews and writing a huge rant about unproper management of perl5 (and parrot)
19:36 rurban not sure if it will help anybody though
19:36 rurban "perl5 is now officially dead" or so
19:37 Util Shall I look for your rant on blogs.perl.org ?
19:38 rurban no, it's on my harddrive only :)
19:38 Util I meant, when you post it in the future.
19:38 rurban I always held back my serious rants
19:38 Util rurban++
19:39 Util Restraint is commendable
19:39 rurban curious how Chirag will attempt the autoboxing. I'll leave him alone with it for a while
19:40 Util Sounds good.
19:40 rurban it is certainly the hardest task compared to his other 3
19:40 Util "but if we should shoot one out. pretty easy" ... I do not know how to parse that sentence.
19:41 rurban I will try to improve the encoded string representation in imcc then
19:41 rurban shoot one out: make a 6.8.1 release on request
19:41 Util OK. I agree; hold off on 6.8.1 unless requested.
19:41 rurban but if, comma …
19:42 Util Parsed. Thanks!
19:42 rurban there are 2 outstanding request for nqp-p methods, but they need to implemented in nqp only, I think
19:43 rurban our API should be enough for that. we'll see
19:43 lizmat which ones ?
19:43 rurban nativeglobalcall and readcharsfh
19:43 rurban last one was yours: I only found and fixed moar problems with dyncall, busy with resigning from perl5 and writing a huge rant about unproper management of perl5 (and parrot)
19:44 rurban oops
19:44 lizmat ah, readcharsfh I guess was indirectly responsible for
19:44 rurban https://github.com/perl6/nqp/issues/185
19:44 rurban https://github.com/perl6/nqp/issues/186
19:44 rurban wrong paste buffer
19:44 lizmat hehe
19:44 lizmat yes, I think they're pure nqp
19:45 rurban I think we can easily read from a filehandle
19:45 lizmat and be assured we don't get broken UTF-x characters ?
19:46 rurban well, read fix length buffers will guarentee to get broken utf-x buffers
19:46 rurban I'll check then
19:47 rurban sockets might need more sockopts which I left over in a barcnh for now.
19:47 rurban branch
19:48 Util rurban: What encoding do you intend to switch to, for IMCC's string representation?
19:49 rurban not sure how, but the current is a mess and a hack.
19:49 rurban the best would be to encode it similar to our api
19:58 Util Anything else to discuss? From anyone?
20:00 Util OK. Thanks everyone!
20:00 Util Meeting adjourned.

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