Grant Proposal: IO::All Redux

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IO::All Redux

  • Name
    • Ingy döt Net
    • David Oswald
  • Amount Requested

    USD $3,000

Synopsis

Rewrite IO::All to match the needs of 10 years experience.

Benefits to the Perl Community

IO::All is a Perl module that attempts to make all Input/Output operations in Perl, as simple, normal, and uniform as possible. IO::All has been in existence since 2004. It is useful and somewhat extensible, but has a number of inconsistencies, flaws and misgivings.

The proposal is the refactor and/or rewrite the IO::All code to become the perfect way to encode almost all of Perl IO needs. In other words:

  • All things are done safely
  • Unicode issues are all handled correctly
  • Options have the proper scope (lexicalpackageobject)
  • Can be used safely in production
  • Stays simple for 1-liners (small needs)
  • Internals are all plugin based rather than semi-hardcoded
  • Defaults are sane
  • Mo(o(se)) compatible OO
  • Weirder stuff like operator overloads need not be turned on explicitly

Deliverables

Using the Alt module strategy, we deliver an Alt-IO-All-Redux dist that installs a new IO::All. This is tested in beta until deemed safe to release properly as the new IO-All dist.

Current IO::All plugins are revised to the new strategy.

Project Details

See:

Inch-stones

  • Create Alt-IO-All-Redux dist so that new code can be used and tested by the community immediately
  • Write tests for new behaviors
  • Refactor the code to match the new design
  • Port current IO::All extension modules to new design
  • Get people on #io-all IRC channel and beyond to test the rewrite
  • Release as IO-All when deemed ready

Project Schedule

This project will take 2 months and can be started immediately upon acceptance.

Completeness Criteria

Alt-IO-All-Redux passes all tests, is vetted by the community and is released to CPAN as the new IO-All dist.

Bio

Ingy döt Net wrote IO::All in 2004. Of his many CPAN modules, it is probably one of the 3 most popular.

David Oswald has been a Perl user for over a decade, is an author of several CPAN modules, and maintainer of more. David also runs Salt Lake Perl Mongers.

Ingy and David work well together and have decided to collaborate on a number of projects that will benefit Perl and Software Development.

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