Tony Cook recently requested an extension of his Maintaining the Perl 5 Grant.

I'm pleased to announce that the Board of Directors approved extension of another $20,000. It'll allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work.

I would like to thank the community members who took time to comment on this grant extension request and our sponsors who made funding the grant possible through our Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. For the fund status, please also see P5CMF running out of funds.

I also appreciate Tony Cook, who publishes regular progress report on his work.

This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

Call For Proposals: November 2017 Round

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The Grants Committee has expended its budget for the period ending with 2017.

In accordance with the TPF rules of operation (, grants evaluations are stalled until further notice. I'm expecting that we'll be able to re-open evaluations starting in the January 2018 period.

Thanks to all the TPF sponsors that make the grants process possible. Please consider becoming one and donating at

If you have further questions, please contact me at tpf-grants-secretary at

Grant Report - Complete YAML::PP - October 2017

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Tina has put >50hrs in on YAML::PP, as she describes in her blog post. Some highlights:

  • 23 tests added to the standard test suite
  • Updates to the YAML Test Matrix (which is a nice overview of YAML compliance across implementations in several languages)
  • Under-hood work on YAML::XS boolean handling and YAML flow-style.


The Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund was established at YAPC::NA 2011 by Jesse Vincent and Karen Pauley as a continuation of the previous grant. It is intended to be "used for the maintenance and improvement of the Perl 5 core."

Since its inception, the P5CMF has received over half of a million dollars in donations, and has provided funding for eight different individuals to contribute over 9,000 service hours towards improving performance, stability, and features for Perl 5. (Full history here)

This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

Chad has been working on his Test2 manual. The fact that he is, also, maintaining Test2 modules, and implementing or refactoring some portions of these modules make the documentation process harder, as it need the changes done before documenting them.

Nevertheless, in the last month, Chad has been updating the documentation given outdated information, and added some new sections. He also added a lot of new section titles referring subjects he intends to write about.

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