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Last Week in Pony - May 7, 2017

Last Week In Pony is a weekly blog post to catch you up on the latest news for the Pony programming language. To learn more about Pony check out our website, our Twitter account @ponylang, or our Zulip community.

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0.14.0 released

0.14.0 was released. You should upgrade as soon as possible. 0.14.0 closes many high-priority bugs. It also contains a breaking change in the standard library.

An Early History of Pony

Over the last year or two, many folks have asked some variation on “how did Pony come to be?”. Well dear interlocutors, ask no more. Sylvan Clebsch published An Early History of Pony. Question no more. Go forth and spread the word, for ye, it is good.

Items of Note

Audio from the May 3rd Pony development sync meeting is available for your listening pleasure.


Interested in making a change, or keeping up with changes to Pony? Check out the RFC repo. Contributors welcome!


The code implementing RFC #23: “require programmer to implement network failure handling” was released as part of 0.14.0.

Approved RFCs

RFC 42: “more persistent collections”