- Proposer: Herbert Breunung aka [sir]
- Project Title: Perl 6 Tables (english Version)
Translating my Perl 6 tutorial called the Perl tables.
it is currently half ready in german but building up.
Herbert Breunung aka [sir]
Perl Tables (english Version)
Translating my Perl 6 tutorial called the Perl tables. It is currently half ready in german but building up.
Benefits to the Perl Community:
People will easier learn Perl 6, have a better understanding and maybe contribute to its dev. A better overall information flow. The tables are sorted, linked and indexed, so that anybody can easier find the special syntax feature he looks for.
to have all 9 tables + all 5 appendix according current table of content in the english language. It will be published in the TPF wiki as in Perl6::Doc which i do maintain.
The work is not easy to plan because I do lot things on the side (articles, interviews, p6doc module material) that improve this undertaking greatly. its also hardly finished since synopses are changing and every here and there i found features I overlooked.
For me its easier to write in in German, thatswhy first version of each table I write in this language. i want be just paid for English version anyway since that is naturally more important for the overall community. Even if I may not be able to maintain this tutorial for ever, my experience in wikipedia shows, once some wiki pages has a good content coverage and decent structure, people are more willingly to contribute, and the docs will take a live of its own, since major buildups are mostly rare. And a wiki build up from smaller contributions makes an mishmash like the English wikipadia perl article (at least last times i looked).
My series of articles can also looked as tutorial which are more readable like a novel (currently writing on nr5). I want also translate them sometimes but if you think that more important you could also sponsor me for that. :)
It has already began and for one table I need 1-3 weeks.
Herbert Breunung, Freelancer, did study computergraphics use Perl mainly for Kephra an GUI text editor in perl, and smaller stuff. active member of german perl-community since years and author several articles in foo perl magazine, mostly about perl 6. Many perl articles in german wikipedia are my work by in large.
Understanding perl 6 is not a thing of a view weeks. I have the advantage to bring enthusiasm and the standing to read since more than a year synopses, p6l, talk with people and also
communicating about Perl 6 (talks, answer forum questions), so than i can teach and write about Perl 6 from some decent perspective.
1000 for all but would be also glad to partial funding for some, more important parts.