Last Week in Pony - May 14, 2017
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Items of note
The Alpine Linux folks have offered to make Pony distributable via their normal channels. In order to take advantage of this, we need someone to step forward as a maintainer. Could it be you? We certainly hope so. See the comments on PR #1844 for more details. If you are interested, drop us a line on the developer mailing list, on twitter, or leave a comment on PR #1844.
RFC #40: exhaustive match was merged to master on Wednesday. Thanks Joe for your hard work on this. As noted later on the PR, there are a couple of issues that we still need to address. Learn more about them #1892: Union of tuples / tuple of unions and #1893: Exhaustive match does not work for case methods
At a previous developer sync meeting, Theo Butler volunteered to take on the task of writing up a Pony style guide based on existing patterns in the standard library. He’s opened a PR for feedback.
Carl Quinn opened a PR for initial feedback on RFC #38. It aims to replace the existing
Optionspackage and provide a standard command line argument syntax for Pony tools and other programs, and a corresponding package named cli to be provided in the standard library.
Audio from the May 10, 2017 Pony Development Sync is available for your listening pleasure. We had a light attendence and as such, the meeting only ran about 30 minutes instead of the usual 60.
News and Blog Posts
- “Funky Bob” aka Curtis Maloney has recently started learning Pony and has a short blog post about his experience so far. He’s regularly in the Pony IRC channel if you want to chat about his experiences with him.
Interested in making a change, or keeping up with changes to Pony? Check out the RFC repo. Contributors welcome!