2009Q2 Grant Proposal: Perl 6 Pages

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Project Title: Perl 6 Pages

(working title can be changed)


Herbert Breunung


[hidden email]

Amount Requested:

600$ -> €


comprehensive lexicon-like tutorial

Benefits to the Perl Community

It will become easy to learn Perl6, because this way people can easily grab the bits they want to learn now about Perl 6. Once ready it may become also a communication channel with people not so involved into perl 6 (p6l readers).


8-10 larger Pages in the TPF perl 6 Wiki. See german Version for comparsion, that is more than half ready. (http://wiki.perl-community.de/bin/view/Wissensbasis/PerlTafel)

Project Details

Synopses are large not always easy to read. what we need is an indexed and crosslinked set of wiki pages, where every info hast its place and is explained in short but plain language.

The reading requires some basic programming skills but could be done even without any Perl knowledge if you smart enough.

Yeah, its almost same as last year, except I now know more about Perl 6. the idea isn't that new but I just time to update and enlarge the German version bit, but this is about the English version. Some pages i would just have to translate but some aren't still written.


are the single pages, even chapter could be counted as millimeters. :)

Project Schedule

2,3 days/page, more for the last ones. Begin i could now even after Perl-Workshop there will be bit more time for me.


Herbert Breunung, with moritz probably the German guy who knows most about perl 6. I'm involved since some times and wrote a series of more novel like tutorial, gave some talks about that stuff so i already chewed many bits through (p6 you don't learn in a day). my dedication for perl 6 since 2 years shows that i am serious about it.

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What I'm feeling is that we don't need more places where Perl 6 documentation is written. We already have a problem with people finding outdated courses, wikis and pages.

Furthermore, I feel that the proposed project lacks some grounding in the Perl 6 community. This is the first mention I hear about a "Perl 6 Pages" effort.

I would much rather see energy being put into any of the existing documentation loci: the spec, Rakudo code documentation, various stale documents in the Pugs repo, the wikibooks Perl 6 book...

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This page contains a single entry by Alberto Simões published on May 3, 2009 2:18 PM.

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