Stefan O'Rear | 1 Nov 06:02 2011
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Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v11


    Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v11

This is the eleventh release of Niecza Perl 6, as usual scheduled on
the last Monday of the month, at least in the US west coast time zone.

You can obtain a build of Niecza from [1].  This build contains a
working compiler as a set of .exe and .dll files suitable for use with
Mono or Microsoft .NET.  If you wish to follow latest developments,
you can obtain the source from [2]; however, you will still need a
binary for bootstrapping, so you gain nothing from a "source is
better" perspective.

Niecza is a Perl 6 compiler project studying questions about the
efficient implementability of Perl 6 features.  It currently targets
the Common Language Runtime; both Mono and Microsoft .NET are known to
work.  On Windows, Cygwin is required for source builds only; see the
README for details.

    List of changes

[Major features / Breaking changes]

The compile time / runtime metamodel unification mentioned in the v10
announce is done now.  Real Sub and ClassHOW objects are created at
compile time and stored in a .ser (serialized data) file alongside the
.dll.  When using modules the .ser file is loaded; .nam files are gone.
Some operations are faster and others are slower.

All non-dotnet backends no longer work and have been removed, since
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Stefan O'Rear | 29 Nov 05:10 2011
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Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v12


    Announce: Niecza Perl 6 v12

This is the twelth release of Niecza Perl 6, as usual scheduled on
the last Monday of the month.  I've not had very much time for Niecza
this month.  This release marks one year since the first public release,
and about a year and a half since the project began.  It's hard to
believe I've been at it this long.

You can obtain a build of Niecza from [1].  This build contains a
working compiler as a set of .exe and .dll files suitable for use with
Mono or Microsoft .NET.  If you wish to follow latest developments,
you can obtain the source from [2]; however, you will still need a
binary for bootstrapping, so you gain nothing from a "source is
better" perspective.

Niecza is a Perl 6 compiler project studying questions about the
efficient implementability of Perl 6 features.  It currently targets
the Common Language Runtime; both Mono and Microsoft .NET are known to
work.  On Windows, Cygwin is required for source builds only; see the
README for details.

    List of changes

[Minor features]

:BASE<DIGITS> literals are now supported.  (Solomon Foster)

[Bug fixes]

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