2010Q3 Grant Proposal: Perl 6 Tablets


Perl 6 Tablets


Herbert Breunung


[hidden email]

Amount Requested:



A thematically sorted Perl 6 compendium/lexicon, readable like a in depth tutorial, but optimized for finding missing bits of information. Appendices give several angles to search content.

Benefits to Perl 6 Development

Easy accessible perl6docs help people who write software and tests in perl 6, for newcomer its easier to spark interest and entry the dev team and it improves the overall appearance "project perl 6". The doc tool u4x already uses a filtered version of Appendix A from the Tablets, because its the most complete of its kind.


The tablets started as pages in the TPF wiki some time ago and will developed there. The layout contains 9 tablets and 5 appendices (these are almost written). I think, completion of each tablet will set a milestone.

Project Details

because it's hypertext, it has a range of advantages over books and other tutorials. you can read it following you interest withou searching in an index. thatswhy it can also work better as an lexicon. tutorials also stop mostly at certain depth, because you can't get all perl 6 in your head at one afternoon. the Tablets are for nap by nap consumtion and want to go down in depth as far specifications allow. Yes i have some problems with the english grammar, due im not a native speaker, but it got better I think and my continous work as an editor, made me also more professional in that field as well.

Project Schedule

because I need a lot of time to fiddle out details and have always do do a lot more in $life, it is realistic to count for one tablet 3 weeks up to 1 month. because I not count tablet 0, 1 and 2, that means max time of 7 month. I already started, will do it anyway, just a desperately needed rework of the TPF cought my attention away in last weeks.

Report Schedule: I have a blog thats gets forwarded on planet perl 6.

Public Repository: English version is in the TPF wiki, german in perl-community.de wiki. License is http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ TPF can be owner of material as long i can reuse parts for own articles.


Herbert Breunung aka lichtkind, active member of german perl community since 6 years. Because I read myself into Perl 6 since over 3 years, wrote an 8 part tutorials and 7 articles more about it, I know something and don't have to start from scratch.

Country of Residence: middle germany, sachsen anhalt

Nationality: german

Amount Requested:

hard to say because i don't see it as an per hour payment, just something that helps me get more time for it. 120$ for each of the 7 main Tablets you want to support.

Suggestions for Grant Manager:

Would say Allison would be my favorite, but I suppose she is very busy. Martin Berends would be fine.


I think Herbert has already showed that he can work quite hard and is very passionate about Perl 6.
I'd like this project to move forward but I'd like to add another objective: to make these tablets available off-line and to have a Perl 5 module that can extract information from these tablets.

In case someone wants to integrate them with Kephra or with that other IDE written in Perl 5, what's its name...

... something like father i think.
Yes i spoke with hinrik, they will be def included in Perl6::Doc as POD

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