• Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): July 2022 Wed, 03-Aug-2022 by Jason A. Crome

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during July covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. 3:57 BBC: TODDR/YAML-Syck-1.34.tar.gz 3:28 Format in fill-mode has inconsistent behaviour 4:58 Goto xsub forces scalar context 0:57 Returning undef returns a weird hash reference 0:37 Segmentation fault with use re 'eval' 0:20 fix build warning 39:28 make stack reference counted 6:11 process

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  • Grants: July 2022 Votes Mon, 01-Aug-2022 by Jason A. Crome

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the July 2022 round. One grant request was submitted: Grant Proposal: Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 3 YES votes 0 NO votes, 3 ABSTAIN We accept proposals throughout the year; our next round of review will begin in July. You can submit proposals at any time. If you want to help with funding and increase our budget, please visit

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  • Todd Rinaldo Nominated for Board Position Tue, 19-Jul-2022 by Dave Rolsky

    We would like to present Todd Rinaldo as a candidate to join the foundation Board. He has worked with the foundation for many years as a conference organizer and in other capacities. The board will vote on Todd's appointment at the board meeting scheduled for 19th August 2022. Below is Todd's application, answering the questions of why he wants to be a member of the board and what he would

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  • Grant Proposal: Google TensorFlow API Bindings for Perl (John Napiorkowski) Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome

    Name John Napiorkowski Amount Requested: The minimum budget for this project is $8,800 USD Synopsis This grant proposal is for the development of a Perl API to Google TensorFlow, a software library for machine learning and artificial intelligence TensorFlow is generally considered to be the most mature and well-supported ML/AI library, and will benefit the Perl community tremendously. Benefits to the Perl Community Most new software development projects tend to

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook): June 2022 Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome

    Tony writes: 2022/06/01 Wednesday 0.28 comment on Win32 p5p thread 0.60 #18882 review, comment briefly 1.17 review github notifications 1.40 #19668 fail to build perl get it built, reproduce, work on test 0.17 #19668 finish test, fix, start test run, push for CI 3.62 2022/06/02 Thursday 0.07 #19668 open PR 1.42 review coverity report 351943, diagnose, research, fix, testing, push change for CI, open PR #19807 0.77 cid

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  • TPRC 2022 SOC Report Mon, 11-Jul-2022 by Todd Rinaldo

    As with past conferences, the TPRC 2022 conference had a Standards of Conduct document all attendees were required to agree to. We believe that it’s important to share the outcome of these policies so that people in our community know that we are enforcing them and what outcomes to expect from violations. This is an anonymized summary of the incidents reported to the SoC Committee and the committee’s response: A

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): June 2022 Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during June covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. SUMMARY: 0:47 improve docs for internal exception handling 1:46 look into disabling smartmatch/switch. 8:02 make stack reference counted 7:58 process p5p mailbox 18:33 TOTAL The most interesting thing I did was that near the end of the month I started work on "making the

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): May 2022 Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report for May on work done covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. The main things I did were to fix an obscure panic when an eval is the last statement in a regex code block, e.g. And, as a side-effect of working on that, I also improved the docs covering how perl handles exceptions internally. Other than that, I ended up

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  • Call for Grants: July 2022 Round Sun, 10-Jul-2022 by Jason A. Crome

    The Grants Committee is accepting grant proposals all the time. We evaluate them every two months and another round is starting. If you have an idea for doing some work that will benefit the Perl or Raku communities, please consider submitting a grant application. The application deadline for this round is 23:59 July 17th, 2022, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through July 24th, and we

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  • Volunteer rt.cpan.org Admins Needed Mon, 04-Jul-2022 by Dave Rolsky

    The rt.cpan.org RT instance is a valuable resource for the Perl community. But as with every system on the Internet that allows user input, it has a spam issue. While the automated filtering does catch some of it, some of it gets through, and we could use some volunteer help here. Volunteers will help delete spam tickets, disable spam accounts, check the spam filter, and generally help keep rt.cpan.org usable

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  • Do you want to support the Perl and Raku communities in a more strategic way? Sat, 18-Jun-2022 by Nic Evans

    Could you or someone you know be willing to invest a few days per month, offering skills and experience that would be useful to The Perl Foundation or Raku Foundation? Have you considered nominating yourself, or them, to join the Board? Potential Board members ideally will: want to get things done and add value be active in the open source community demonstrate professional and positive characteristics It would be great

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  • Calling All Grant Gurus! Fri, 17-Jun-2022 by Amber Deuel

    We are in need of a volunteer to take over the Grants Committee Chair responsibilities ASAP. What does the Grants Committee Chair do? Grants Committee Chair Job Duties Open a grants call every two months to invite community members to apply for funding. Facilitate discussion of grants between the public,The Perl Foundation/Raku Foundation, and Grants Committee members. Tally and report voting outcome at the end of each grant call. Work

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  • Could you support future development of Perl and Raku? Wed, 15-Jun-2022 by Nic Evans

    Billions of people around the world rely on Perl and Raku in some way without even realising it. A new prospectus from The Perl Foundation highlights how you can contribute to its ongoing development, either financially, or through volunteering time. By doing so you can: Ensure Perl and Raku are sustainably maintained and developed Gain valuable education opportunities for your teams at conferences Engage in important networking opportunities and build

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  • Grant Update: Optree Optimisations for Performance Gains Thu, 09-Jun-2022 by alh

    Work has started, though a roadblock has come up: https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2022/06/msg263847.html Paul has a few ideas to work around it. As some preliminary work, he wants to clean up op.c a bit and split the peephole optimiser out into its own file, per this thread: https://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2021/12/msg262118.html There is now an MR for that here: https://github.com/Perl/perl5/pull/19835 Cheers, Matthew Horsfall

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  • TPRC June Newsletter Thu, 02-Jun-2022 by Todd Rinaldo
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    • Call for Volunteers
    • Standards of Conduct
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