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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): November - December 2023 Tue, 20-Feb-2024 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during November-December 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued my work on making the perl stack reference counted. As well as "unwrapping" a few more ops, I also took the opportunity to introduce some basic optimisations to get the speed of a PERL_RC_STACK perl interpreter build back closer to a vanilla build. On my most

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  • TONYC Grant Report November 2023 Tue, 13-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    Tony Cook has submitted a report of his activity maintaining Core Perl

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  • PEVANS Core Perl 5: Grant Report for January 2024 Sun, 11-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    PEVANS Core Developement It is difficult to narrow down the depth of PEVANS activity in the Perl Core. Continuing to modernise the Core is vital for the longevity of Perl and introduction of modern paradigms. To do this without breaking Perl is an extra challenge. FOSDEM provided such an opportunty to review what the Paul and the PSC has been upto, and may allow some insight of the builtin excitement

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  • Perl Grants: Call for applications Jan 2024 Sun, 11-Feb-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    The Perl and Raku Foundation fosters continued development and use of Perl and Raku. As an open source programming language with a largely open source minded community, contributions to Perl and Raku are rarely rewarded. One of the many activities of The Perl and Raku Foundationhas been to reward these activities through Grants. There are as many ideas as there are people reading this post, indeed it is likely that

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  • Grant Application: Raku Ecosystem Tue, 23-Jan-2024 by Saif Ahmed

    A new Grant application for Raku. Tony O'Dell is proposing a project to develop a Raku Ecosystem written in Raku. This gets rid of a dependency on other languages and proprietary code to create a more sustainable environment. Tony has a number of Raku projects including the very important Fez, niner, vrurg, andugexe

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  • Grant Application: 2024 Perl Hackathon Day in the Democratic Republic of Congo Sun, 14-Jan-2024 by Saif Ahmed
    in: GrantsHackathonsMeetings

    We have received a Grant Application from Narcisse Mbunzama from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has a track record in AI and Digital Security. He has previously applied for grants. The grant applied for relates to a planned hackathon; although the timeline for funding looks tight, for the purposes of this appication may be ignored; the dates are flexible. Personally I do find that the Open Source Community benefits

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  • PEVANS Perl Core Development Thu, 28-Dec-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    Grant report: This is the first report of Paul Evans' successful grant award. He continues his contributions to the Perl Core. His work is diverse and related to activities out of sight of much of the community. Currently we attribute much of the work of integrating a robust Perlish OOP Paradigm into the Core to Paul, but as member of the Perl Steering Council he has his hands on many

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) October 2023 Mon, 04-Dec-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/10/02 Monday 0.22 #21523 comment 1.87 security issue #142 work on a fix 0.83 security issue #142 work on a fix 2.92 2023/10/03 Tuesday 2.02 security issue #142 work on a fix, push and PR 1.18 #21535 review, testing, comment, start another test build/run 3.20 2023/10/05 Thursday 0.48 github notifications 1.17 #21529 review and several comments 0.22

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): September - October 2023 Mon, 04-Dec-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during September-October 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I mainly continued my work on making the perl stack reference counted. In particular, I have been concentrating on "unwrapping" common ops to reduce any slowdown on PERL_RC_STACK builds. In fact most of the last two months has been spent on unwrapping and then optimising just a single op,

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  • Perl Grants October 2023 Results, and New Call for Grant Applications Sun, 26-Nov-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    The delayed report of the latest round of voting are published. Projects reviewed are the the Perl GPT project and a Core Development Grant applied for by Paul Evans to develop, amongst other things, the object model to go into core Perl. Along with this is the opening of the December Round of Grant Applications

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) September 2023 Thu, 02-Nov-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/09/04 Monday 0.13 github notifications 0.40 #21421 fix some noise from G_USEHINTS tests 1.03 #21419 thinking, comment 1.55 #21449 review and approve 1.02 look into AIX smoke failures, find at least one problem, fix it, push for CI 4.13 2023/09/05 Tuesday 0.38 email George Greer about mingw smoke failures 1.75 look into fedora smoke failure, reproduce, just #20812

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  • Grant Application (P Evans) Perl Core Development Thu, 28-Sep-2023 by Saif Ahmed

    A grant application from Paul Evans has just managed to be squeezed in into this round. Paul needs no introduction; he is one of the few people who speaks XS like a native, and has long been a valuable contributor to the Perl Core, as well as a lot of other interesting ancilliary projects. Also into animatronics, he has many modules dedicated to interacting with electronic interfaces. This application targets

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) August 2023 Fri, 22-Sep-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/08/01 Tuesday 0.20 look at new coverity hits, briefly discuss with khw 0.27 github notifications 0.87 #21306 review and briefly comment 0.05 #21084 check latest CI results, apply to blead 0.13 #21296 test blead with the fix, close this PR 0.28 coverity look at older hits, one harmless, another false positive 0.18 #21181 apply to blead, perldelta 0.42 #21212

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  • PerlGPT Large Language Model, Phase 1 Wed, 20-Sep-2023 by Saif Ahmed
    in: Grants

    A new grant application from John Napiorkowski and Robert Grimes, this time targeting the development of a large language model trained specifically to develop Perl Code. These veteran coders suggest that using natural language to generate Perl code may potentially allow one to rapidly generate new APIs and applications, or at least give a skeleton to flesh out into a more elaborate tool.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): June - August 2023 Thu, 14-Sep-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Dave writes: This is my monthly report on work done during June-August 2023 covered by my TPF perl core maintenance grant. I fixed a performance regression bug related to my 'multiconcat' optimisation work from about 5 years ago. Other than that, I restarted my work on my "make stack reference counted" branch, got it into a working state, and merged it into blead. See below for a detailed explanation. SUMMARY:

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) July 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/07/03 Monday 0.92 #21181 fixes, testing, re-push and push to smoke-me 0.50 #21180 fixes, testing, push for re-CI 1.52 apply one of my PRs, look into unexpected mingw64 failure on another PR 2.94 2023/07/04 Tuesday 0.42 #21120 apply to blead, perldelta update, add to maint votes 0.65 #21132, #21095 apply to blead, perldelta #21202 comment 0.08 #21118, #21060 apply

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) June 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/06/01 Thursday 1.52 #21129 research, testing, comment 1.52 2023/06/05 Monday 2.65 #21073 look at porting C++ test, EU:CB issue 1.02 #21135 research and comment 0.17 #21139 review and comment briefly 0.18 #21095 consider other C++ non-features to add 1.37 #21129 research and long comment 5.39 2023/06/06 Tuesday 0.20 #21135 more research 1.40 #21131 look at making PerlIOStdio not

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) May 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/05/01 Monday 0.40 github notifications 0.27 #21051 check it matches the commits in blead and close 0.45 #21061 review and approve 0.22 #21053 review, comment and approve 0.07 #21042 comment 0.12 #21063 review and approve, comment 0.52 #21044 write test and create reversion branch, push for CI 0.82 #17398 resolve inf/nan, work on XS 0.07 #21044 review CI results

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) April 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/04/03 Monday 0.70 github notifications 0.17 #20811 review CI results, undraft, ask khw to try it out 1.08 work on in name revert 1.95 2023/04/04 Tuesday 1.70 review coverity scan reported issues, open #21005 0.93 #20999 try to reproduce, comment 0.15 #20982 review and approve 0.92 work on in name feature 3.70 2023/04/05 Wednesday 1.07 #20999 reproduce, fixes

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  • Maintaining Perl (Tony Cook) March 2023 Mon, 28-Aug-2023 by alh
    in: Grants

    Tony writes: 2023/03/01 Wednesday 0.63 #20849 better commit subject, bump versions, testing, apply to blead 1.75 #20811 debugging config.sh generation 1.60 #20811 more debug nmake config.sh generation work on it for GNUmakefile, update output timestamp to match sources 3.98 2023/03/02 Thursday 1.00 #20874 review discussion, review some of the related PRs with some comments 0.12 #20873 review and approve

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