Grant Extension Request: Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Tony Cook)


Tony Cook has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 400 hours to this work. During this grant he sent regular reports to the p5p mailing list as well as providing monthly summary reports that have been published on this site, the most recent of which are linked below:

Before we make a decision on this extension, we would like to have a period of community consultation. Please leave feedback in the comments field below by March 18th 2019.

The funds for this extension would come from the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.


Any amount of Tony's time that we can afford, I'm certain is a sure win for the Perl language and its users.

Tony is professional and his work is stellar and high quality. He works on nasty bugs, on security issues, on anything that needs his help, regardless of the "wow" or "fun" factor in it. Tony can delve into the difficult, tricky, frustrating bits and put his patience and concentration as necessary.

He also balances concerns and knows how to avoid sidetracking, finding a good compromise. Additionally, he communicates openly and is transparent about his work, his thought process, and the results of his work.

Yes, please. Tony's work is essential to keeping Perl 5 running. He wrangles a great many bugs, including many security-related things, and he writes a lot of tests to validate his fixes.

I could not agree more strongly that Tony's work is hugely beneficial and of enormous value.

Please extend this grant.

Me too

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