Grant Extension Request: Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering


Jonathan Worthington has requested an extension of $10,000 for his Perl 6 Performance and Reliability Engineering grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 200 hours to this work.

His previous work was successfully delivered as reported in the Latest report.

This funding will come from the Perl 6 Core Development Fund.

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 makoto at


A big +1

jnthn++'s past work produced a very tangible benefit to the Perl 6 compiler and we want more of it.

+1, definitely!

As always, Jonathan's work is among the best possible places to invest Perl 6 funds. He consistently produces a high volume of core fixes and improvements that very few if any other developers on the core team could manage -- certainly not as fast as he does.

I strongly support granting this extension request.

+1, jnthn++ did a great work already.

jnthn++ has done a ton of great work optimizing the compiler, definite +1


jnthn is capable of tracking down and fixing the gnarliest bugs, and of sniffing out one performance optimization opportunity after the next. I've heard of a few things that are planned for the near future and I can say I'm already excited!

Absolutely +1

+1 of course.

jnthn had demonstrated repeatedly his ability to have incredible impact on reliability and performance.

He makes it possible to give Perl 6 the credibility to convince clients to accept product written in it.

ditto +1

Not only does Jonathan do excellent work that results in Perl 6 real-world performance improvement, he explains it so us mere mortals get a good feel for how he did it!

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