Last Week in Pony - March 11, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

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, our users’ mailing list or join us on IRC.

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Items of note

Last Week’s Playground

We have one “Last Week’s Playground” submission from MightyAlex200.

Alex notes:

My submission is quite simple, but I hadn’t ever seen anything like this in any other language and I thought it was cool that Pony can do this.

This snippet demonstrates adding a method to primtives via trait subtyping that overloads the “not” operator to return a specific primitive.

This allows types to be easily declared as “opposites” of each other

Trait Subtyping

RFCs

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

Implemented RFCS

New Ponybench API

Approved RFCs

Compile time expressions

AUTHOR

Sean T. Allen

Sean is a member of the Pony core team. His turn-ons include programming languages, distributed computing, Hiwatt amplifiers, and Fender Telecasters. His turn-offs include mayonnaise, stirring yogurt, and sloppy code. He is one of the authors of Storm Applied, and VP of Engineering at Wallaroo Labs.