Zoffix has posted his June Report.

Most of the work on constants has been completed; Some bad math on zero-denominator rationals has been fixed. As Zoffix works through these issues, some work may find its way into ecosystem modules instead of core Perl 6.

You can read all the details at his June 2018 blogs.perl.com posting

Note that Zoffix will be taking the next month off to focus on some other Perl 6 issues, but should return the following month.

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The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the May/June round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by June 16th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the last week of June.

Introduction to Application Development with Perl 6

  • Name:

    Patrick Spek

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    USD $2,500

Synopsis

A book about getting started with application development in Perl 6. It will cover installation of Perl 6, the basics of the language, how to use the perl6 binary to run programs, how to create a terminal application and a GUI application using GTK::Simple.

The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposal for the May/June round. Before the Committee members vote, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community on the proposal.

Review the proposal below and please comment here by June 16th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the last week of June.

App::rs - The first reference counting CPAN client

  • Name:

    Yang Bo

  • Amount Requested:

    USD $5,000

Synopsis

When a CPAN client installs a module, it first installs the dependency of this module, and potentially installs its dependency's dependency, etc., that's a required and well known behavior, and every CPAN client does this. However, the reverse is not true, i.e. when a CPAN client uninstalls a module, it first uninstalls the dependency of this module, and potentially uninstalls its dependency's dependency, etc., App::rs is the first CPAN client that's known to do both installation and uninstallation recursively. I use the term reference counting since that's the same thing perl uses itself to do garbage collection, i.e. when a variable goes out of scope it will not be freed if anything still refers to it, it will only be freed when there's nothing refers to it anymore, and then the things it refers to will be freed, and potentially what it refers to refers to, etc. App::rs does exactly the same thing as perl, except not for Perl variables, but for Perl modules, hence the name The first reference counting CPAN client. And it comes with much more additional benefits.

Grant Proposals: May/June 2018

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The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposals for the May/June round.

Before the Committee members vote on the proposals, we would like to solicit feedback from the Perl community.

Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by June 16th, 2018. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced the before the end of June.

Tony Cook has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work. During this grant he sent regular reports to the p5p mailing list as well as providing monthly summary reports that have been published on this site, the most recent of which are linked below:

Before we make a decision on this extension, we would like to have a period of community consultation. Please leave feedback in the comments field below by June 16th 2018.

The funds for this extension would come from the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.

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