Last Week in Pony - February 13, 2022

Sunday, February 13, 2022 | Posted in Last Week in Pony

This week’s “Last Week in Pony” is brought to you with even more love than usual. It was a another boisterous week in Pony; as such we strongly suggest reading this issue while listening to Wizard of Finance. Ponyup for Windows saw its first release and Pony 0.48.0 was released including fixing a rare but nasty runtime crash.

It was also a busy week with RFCS. 3 RFCs were moved to “final comment period” and another has had continued discussion.

Items of note

  • ponyup is now available for Windows. This is a huge moment in making it easier to install Pony on Windows. You can now download ponyup and use it to install both ponyc and corral.
  • Sean T. Allen held his third weekly “office hours” meeting. It was another good week of discussing many things Pony. Got Pony related questions or conversation? Join Sean every Friday at 15:00 Eastern US on Zoom.
  • Audio from the February 8th Pony development sync is available.

Issue of the Week

Each week, we will highlight on “good first issue” from the Pony ecosystem that we’re trying to motivate someone to spend a bit of time on closing. If we close the issue of the week every week, by the next week, it will really add up and help Pony move forward quicker. So hey, how about you make this week your week?

This week’s issue is “Explain numeric widths, unsigned/signed integers, and overflow/underflow” from the tutorial repository.

Required background includes a decent understanding of signed and unsigned numerics and widths in languages like C. You should also be able to emphasize with users who come from languages without concepts like numeric widths and wraparound when exceeding the width for a given type. Is that you? We hope so. Let’s get this one closed before the 20th or at least, a PR opened.

Releases

RFCs

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

Final comment period

Implemented


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.

Got something you think should be featured? There’s a GitHub issue for that! Add a comment to the open “Last Week in Pony” issue.

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

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.