Grant Extension Request - Improving Perl 5


Nicholas Clark has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Improving Perl 5 grant. This grant has been running since September 2011 and is on track to finish successfully this month. The requested extension would allow Nicholas to devote another 400 hours to the project.

Nicholas provides detailed monthly reports and the recent ones can be found in the following blog posts:

June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 2012

Before we make a decision on this extension we would like to have a period of community consultation that will last for seven days. Please leave feedback in the comments or, if you prefer, email your comments to karen at


Yes please. The improvement on perl are important, and the grant reports give a great inside view on what Perl core work consists in.

Nicholas has been doing great work so far on his grant, and I trust him to continue to do so.

A definite +1 for this extension from me.

I think that Nicholas has proven the value of this grant over the last year and I would recommend funding the extension. We should probably keep funding it as long as there is gold in the coffers and Nicholas is willing to keep working on it.


NIcholas is doing good work that is probably not high on a volunteer's list, and his writeups showing the research are illuminating.


I support this grant because I'm convinced it is important that someone maintain both the breadth and depth of understanding of the parts of Perl which Nicholas addresses.

So, as Paul says above, keep the funding going.

Yes please.

The grants on improving the perl core work very very well, with visible improvements to the quality of the software.


+1 again. Good things will come from this if granted. Especially important is the focus on helping other people help perl.

Thank God there is someone like Nicholas to do these things. I sure as hell don't want to do it. :-) Let's let him keep on keeping on ...

About TPF

The Perl Foundation - supporting the Perl community since 2000. Find out more at

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Karen Pauley published on October 8, 2012 6:59 AM.

Improving Perl 5: Grant Report for Month 13 was the previous entry in this blog.

Perl can help in a PhD Survey is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.


OpenID accepted here Learn more about OpenID
Powered by Movable Type 6.2.2