Updated: parrot-3.6.0-1 and rakudo-star-201107-1
rurban at x-ray.at
Sat Sep 17 10:09:26 UTC 2011
I updated the Cygwin distributions of parrot-3.6.0-1, rakudo-201107-1
(aka perl6) and rakudo-star-201107-1.
This is a stable, a so-called "supported" release.
* patched blitzkost (perl6 in perl6) to disable undefined
New in parrot-3.6.0
+ Class.add_vtable_override now allows you to overwrite an override
+ Integers, floats and strings can now be stored in lexical variables.
Previously, only PMCs could be stored in lexicals.
+ VTABLE_substr has been removed. VTABLE_substr_str has been renamed to
+ Added a new PackfileView PMC type, an intended replacement for the
+ The is_integer vtable on the String PMC now works for all string
+ Unicode error messages on Win32 now work correctly.
+ A memory leak in IMCC was fixed.
+ The snaphost of Winxed included with Parrot was updated to version
+ Winxed has migrated to Github: https://github.com/NotFound/winxed
rakudo release announcement:
This release of Rakudo Star adds the following features over the
previous Star release:
* 10%-30% improvement in compile and execution speed
* New gcd (greatest common divisor) and lcm (largest common multiple)
* Call counter for Perl 6-level subroutines
* Better handling of &infix:<=> right associativity
* Fix bug in exponentiation of negative numbers
* Fix building on systems with smaller RAM
To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Once you've downloaded setup.exe, run it and select "Editors"
or "Text" and then click on the appropriate fields until the above
announced version numbers appear if they are not displayed already.
If your mirror doesn't yet have the latest version of this package after
24 hours, you can either continue to wait for that site to be updated or
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