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  • Raku CI Bot Grant Report for September 2021 Mon, 11-Oct-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Regarding his Raku CI bot grant, Patrick Böker writes: In September I: got the OBS interfacing component working, and got the GitHub interfacing component working. I hoped to manage to put a working system together this weekend. That didn't quite work out, but there is not much missing. So I'm hopeful to do so in the coming days.

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  • Raku Dispatch and Compiler Improvements: Final Grant Report Jonathan Worthington Thu, 07-Oct-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan completed the work on his grant. The changes were merged into Raku and will be productive in the next Raku release. We tank the sponsors for supporting this grant, Jonathan for his work; and also the other volunteers who helped with various tasks so this big change could be merged.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Tony Cook): September 2021 Sun, 03-Oct-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Approximately 40 tickets were reviewed, and 7 patches were applied 7.45 #18606 produce another case where the implementation fails, comment, try to work on a fix #18606 research, code on making a new stub cv #18606 more try to make stub cv #18606 get it seemingly working, needs more tests 0.31 #18746 reply to comment #18746 review and apply to blead 4.26

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  • Season of Docs project supporting newcomers and perl docs team Thu, 30-Sep-2021 by Nic Evans

    Work continues at pace on the comprehensive audit of Perl's core documentation collection, which is funded through Google’s Season of Docs. The project was announced and began in May. As planned, it is expected to complete before the end of November. Technical writer and communications specialist, Khawar Latif Khan is working in stages and has completed a full content audit alongside members of the community who have helped to test

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  • CAT open session – your thoughts and ideas Mon, 27-Sep-2021 by Nic Evans

    DATE CONFIRMED 20 October 2021, 1730 UTC https://meetings.opusvl.com/CATOpenSession TPF is hosting this community open session to discuss the Community Affairs Team and next steps. We want your thoughts and your ideas. It would be great to see a broad section of the community, including people who don't normally engage in these discussions. If you have something to say, this is your opportunity.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Tony Cook): August 2021 Report Sun, 26-Sep-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Tony reports his August progress on maintaining the Perl 5 core: Approximately 40 tickets were reviewed, and 7 patches were applied 7.45 #18606 produce another case where the implementation fails, comment, try to work on a fix #18606 research, code on making a new stub cv #18606 more try to make stub cv #18606 get it seemingly working, needs more tests 0.31 #18746 reply

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): August 2021 Report Sun, 26-Sep-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    This is my final report for my second TPF perl5 maintenance grant, which has now come to an end. Many thanks to my grant monitors for their endless +1's First: the 'what I did last month' part of this report covers all of August and up to 10th September. I made a start on getting the build back into shape by starting to look at things like failing smokes and

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  • Next steps of research study launched - interviewees wanted Fri, 17-Sep-2021 by Nic Evans

    Dr. Ann Barcomb, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, is conducting a study on practices for managing episodic, or occasional, contributors to the Perl/Raku project, in collaboration with The Perl Foundation. Following on from the survey she launched earlier in the year, she would like to interview community managers/leaders or those who have an overview of the participation of numerous contributors. The interview will look at your experiences

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  • Board update September 2021 Thu, 16-Sep-2021 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    Board update There have been many changes at the Foundation over the last year including a number of changes to our Board. Welcome At our last formal meeting in August, we welcomed Daniel Sockwell to the Board of Directors. Daniel has worked with the Foundation over the last year by serving on the Legal/Commercial Committee and by participating in the monthly community meetings. In his responses to questions during nomination,

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  • Raku Dispatch and Compiler Improvements: Grant Report Jonathan Worthington Tue, 14-Sep-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan reports a lot of progress on his grant. We would like to thank the sponsors and Jonathan for his work. Here is his report: Raku Dispatch and Compiler Improvements Grant Update Since the approval of my grant in late June, I have been making a lot of progress with it. The grant allowed me to dedicate the vast majority of my working time in July and August to Raku

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  • Outreachy Perl internship 2021 successful completion Sat, 11-Sep-2021 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Outreachy

    I am pleased to announce that the Outreachy internship concluded successfully again in 2021. As previously announced, The Perl Foundation accepted Rosheen Naeem as an intern for 2021 to work on Open Food Facts. Stéphane Gigandet provided mentorship for her during the entire program. I would like to congratulate both for the successful program completion and express gratitude for their hard work. Rosheen reported that she completed the following during

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  • Raku Foundation DBA and Trademark Update Thu, 02-Sep-2021 by Daniel Sockwell

    Since 2012, Yet Another Society has also been officially known by its less confusing alias: The Perl Foundation. Now, it has a new alias: The Raku Foundation. Like the TPF alias, this new name is a dba – it doesn't change any of the realities of how YAS (aka TPF, aka TRF) is organized, governed, or structured. Pretty much the only legal effect is to allow YAS to cash checks made out to "The Raku Foundation" in the same way it can cash ones made out to "The Perl Foundation".

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): July 2021 Tue, 31-Aug-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Tony reports his July progress on maintaining Perl 5 core: Approximately 23 tickets were reviewed, and 1 patches were applied 19.37 #1420 working on a fix #1420 accessor for the split up last_in_*, start replacing accesses #1420 testing, fix some bugs, need more tests #1420 more tests, debugging ${^LAST_FH} problem #1420 more debugging, fixes, more tests #1420 code review, fix one problem, try to refactor a bit, debugging #1420 debugging

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): July 2021 Report Tue, 31-Aug-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Dave reports the following for July: In July I managed to mostly catch up on the last few months of unread p5p emails, github notifications etc, and have been keeping up to date with them on a daily basis now. SUMMARY: 16:04 process p5p mailbox 16:04 TOTAL There are 12.6 hours left on the existing grant,

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  • Raku CI Bot grant repot for July 2021 Sun, 22-Aug-2021 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Patrick Böker has submitted the following grant progress report for his Raku CI Bot grant: In July I worked on the GitHub and OBS integrations. I decided to work on OBS first and tackle Azure once OBS and the system as a whole works. I implemented logic to parse GitHub hook messages and add them to an internal work queue. On the OBS side I added functionality to start test

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  • RakuAST Grant Report for June 2021 Thu, 19-Aug-2021 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Jonathan Worthing has submitted the following report on his RakuAST grant. Delays in publishing are purely my fault, not Jonathan's. Jonathan also gave a talk during the first Raku conference on the topic of RakuAST. It is a highly recommended watch. My work on RakuAST and the new RakuAST-based compiler frontend in June saw a further 40 test files from the Raku test suite start to pass in full. I

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  • LibUV Final Grant Report by Paul Evans Thu, 19-Aug-2021 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Paul "LeoNerd" Evans has submitted his final grant report for the LibUV grant. The Grants Committee will vote on its completion and payment. If you have feedback or question on its completion, please comment here. The latest release of UV version 2.000 indicates that this project is now fundamentally done. The CPAN version of UV, the libuv binding module, is now sufficiently complete and useable, to allow event systems and

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  • Daniel Sockwell candidacy for Board positon Mon, 16-Aug-2021 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    We would like to present Daniel Sockwell as a candidate to join the Board. He has worked with the foundation over the last year, participated in the monthly community meetings and presented Raku at a variety of events. The board will vote on Daniel's appointment at the board meeting 27th August 2021. Below are Daniel's responses to the application questions. Brief biography Before becoming a programmer, I earned a J.D.

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  • Grants: July 2021 Votes Sat, 07-Aug-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the July 2021 round. One grant request was submitted: Grant Proposal: Maintaining Perl 5 Core VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 7 YES vote 0 NO votes 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 our donations page. We

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  • Board review: Community Affairs Team Sat, 07-Aug-2021 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    The Perl foundation’s board members have had an opportunity to review the Community Affairs Team (CAT), actions and its processes. As a result, the board has chosen to put the CAT on hiatus while its charter is formalized, and is retracting the public announcements of previous investigations.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): June 2021 Report Wed, 04-Aug-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Approximately 30 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches were applied 3.09 research, comment on PSC #024, review Neil’s perl quirks PSC #024 follow-up 2.49 #17521 research #17521 research #17521 research 11.28 #18534 review, re-work general xlocale.h handling #18534 testing, try to work out an autodoc issue #18534 fix some porting issues, push for CI #18534 testing my PR on freebsd, debugging, working

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  • Ann Barcomb study: Survey launch Thu, 15-Jul-2021 by Nic Evans

    Published on behalf of TPF Board. of the University of Calgary is conducting research to understand episodic, or occasional, participation in the Perl and Raku communities, in collaboration with The Perl Foundation. The results of the research will be provided as a TPF report and will assist the community in improving practices for managing episodic participation to provide insights into what free libre open source software projects could do

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  • Grant Proposal: Maintaining Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell) Tue, 13-Jul-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis This application is to extend into the future the TPF grant funding I have been receiving over the last ten years or so to maintain the Perl core. I'm one of the main maintainers of the Perl core internals, and new funding will help me to continue working on the core. Project Details This project will cover improvements to the perl core such as: general maintenance, bug fixes, performance

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  • Call for Grants: July 2021 Round Tue, 13-Jul-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    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 27, 2021, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through August 3rd, and we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Dave Mitchell): May /June 2021 Report Tue, 13-Jul-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this possible. Did very little work in May 2:39 process p5p mailbox 2:39 TOTAL In June I made a start on catching up on many months of unread p5p emails, github notifications etc. SUMMARY: 10:46 process p5p mailbox 10:46 TOTAL There are 28.7

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  • Outreachy Internship - Rosheen working on Open Food Facts Mon, 05-Jul-2021 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Outreachy

    I am pleased to announce we accepted an intern, Rosheen Naeem, to this year’s Outreachy internship at Open Food Facts. Rosheen will work with Stéphane Gigandet on a project to improve the quality of the Open Food Facts backend to make it more friendly to new developers until August 2021. Rosheen is a software engineer based in Pakistan. She has expertise in web development and technical writing. She brings with

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  • Finding a shared vision of Perl Mon, 05-Jul-2021 by Nic Evans

    Published on behalf of author: Andrew Solomon The Perl Foundation is conducting research to identify the shared values of the Perl community, and their vision of the Perl ecosystem in years to come. The goal is to provide information on which TPF, community groups, and individuals can make informed decisions and plans for the future. In this blog we’ll explain why this research is needed, what we have learned so

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  • Raku CI Bot Grant Report June 2021 Sun, 04-Jul-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Patrick Böker writes about the progress of his Raku CI Bot grant: Building on Khalids work, I improved the GitHub API auto-generation. Implemented and tested the logic to efficiently retrieve, package and store sets of Rakudo, NQP, MoarVM checkouts. I implemented and tested a nifty little helper to aid with asynchronous task processing. It's a trait that tacks onto a method and changes it so: It runs asynchronously.

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): May 2021 Report Sun, 27-Jun-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this possible. Approximately 36 tickets were reviewed, and 6 patches were applied 0.55 research, comment on https topic in PSC #021 2021-05-21 0.67 #15608 research and comment 0.93 #18660 review suggested test code, research 0.15 #18670 re-check, apply to blead 10.57 #18703 try to

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  • Grants: May 2021 Votes Fri, 18-Jun-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the May 2021 round. Two grant requests were submitted: Grant Proposal: Raku Dispatch and Compiler Improvements VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 7 YES vote 0 NO votes, 3 ABSTAIN Grant Proposal: Persistent Data Structures for Raku VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 7 YES vote 0 NO votes, 3 ABSTAIN The Grants Committee is excited to see work begin on these. We accept proposals throughout the year; our

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  • RakuAST Grant Report for May 2021 Wed, 02-Jun-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Regarding his RakuAST Grant, Jonathan Worthington reports some awesome progress for May 2021. Side note: due to a bug in the Markdown rendering in this blog post, the less-than and greater-than characters in code blocks are double-encoded. Please refer to this gist for a correctly rendered version. Anyway, here is Jonathan's report: During May I focused on filling out the regex part of RakuAST, with the result that the majority

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  • Grant Proposal Recap: May 2021 Tue, 01-Jun-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposals for the May 2021 round: Raku Dispatch and Compiler Improvements Persistent Data Structures for Raku Before the Committee members vote on any proposal, we like to solicit feedback from the Perl and Raku communities. Review the proposals at their individual links and please comment there by June 6, 2021. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the

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  • Grant Proposal: Persistent Data Structures for Raku Sun, 30-May-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Name Daniel Sockwell Synopsis Immutable, persistent data structures give a program certain superpowers that it's very hard to have in any other way: they allow the program to "time travel" they allow let the program share data across threads or asynchronously save it to disk without needing locks; they enable a much more purely functional style of programming which results in code that many software developers find much easier to

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  • TPRCIC Newsletter 26 May 2021 Tue, 25-May-2021 by Nic Evans

    Welcome to the latest ‘The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud’ newsletter. This issue: The schedule is available Submit a Lightning Talk Volunteers needed Do you want to host a virtual BoF? Order your conference shirt About the Conference in the Cloud Get your tickets How to Reach Us See you real soon The conference is in just 2 weeks! We're really looking forward to seeing everyone again. We’ve

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): April 2021 Report Mon, 24-May-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this possible. Approximately 39 tickets were reviewed. 2.66 #16249 read code, try to work up some implementation #16249 more implementation 0.80 review list discussion, comment on #17999 re walking backwards through UTF-8 0.73 #18588 debugging 1.43 #18670 review CI results, reproduce on Win32,

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  • Grant Proposal: Raku Dispatch and Compiler Improvements Sun, 23-May-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Name Jonathan Worthington Synopsis I currently have two ongoing grants: A Raku performance and reliability grant, under which almost all the time is currently dedicated to implementing a new generalized dispatch mechanism. Progress so far indicate it will offer both performance improvements and simplify future development. A RakuAST grant, which involves implementing a user-facing document object model for the Raku programming language. This will provide a

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for March and April 2021 Sun, 23-May-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. 2: We would like to thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. 3: Did very little work in March and April 2:17 fix compiler warnings 0:38 fixup misc issues 3:46 process p5p mailbox 6:41 TOTAL

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  • CAT: Addressing the issues, planning ahead Wed, 19-May-2021 by Dave Rolsky

    This is a statement from the TPF Board of Directors. We screwed up. The TPF Board failed to make sure that the first significant test of the new CAT team and process went well. For that, we deeply apologize. This post will go into detail on exactly what we think went wrong, clarify a number of points, and explain how we plan to do better in the future. Our first

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  • April report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Tue, 18-May-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    In April I focused on resumption of multiple dispatch using the new dispatch mechanism that is, using callsame to move to the next candidate. I observed that moving between candidates with where clauses is largely the same process, and was able to factor things in such a way as to exploit these commonalities. The mechanism I implemented to achieve this turns failure to bind a signature into a dispatch resumption,

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  • RakuAST Grant Report 2021-04 Mon, 17-May-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Jonathan wrote an update to his RakuAST grant RakuAST continues to grow to cover more of the Raku language, and the new RakuAST-based compiler frontend advances along with it. This month saw 30 further spectest files start passing in full using the new compiler frontend. New AST nodes were created and compilation implemented for the following language constructs: Placeholder parameters, both positional and named Sigilless variable declarations Loop labels The

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  • Grants Committee Vacancy Sun, 16-May-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee needs your help! We presently have an opening in the committee that needs to be filled. If you would be interested in assisting the TPF please contact me at tpf-grants-secretary at perlfoundation dot org. Thanks! Jason CromeDome

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  • Call for Grants: May 2021 Sun, 16-May-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    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 May 30, 2021, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through June 9th, and we

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  • TPRC Newsletter - May 2021 Fri, 14-May-2021 by Todd Rinaldo

    Read the latest news from TPRCIC 2021: Speakers announced, submit a lightning talk, set up a BOF, register for tickets and help us make the event a success.

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  • Perl is part of Google's Season of Docs 2021 Thu, 13-May-2021 by Jason McIntosh

    The Perl Foundation is among the thirty open-source software organizations that Google has chosen to participate in 2021's Season of Docs program. Through this program, Google will fund a comprehensive audit of Perl's core documentation collection, a project proposed by Jason McIntosh earlier this year. For this project a hired expert will perform a gap analysis of the documentation's content and presentation. This work will compare the documentation's present state

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  • The support developers need - survey results and actions taken Mon, 10-May-2021 by Nic Evans

    Author: Andrew Solomon. The Perl Foundation kicked off 2021 with a survey to find out how we can make Perl more welcoming to beginners. In this blog we: Describe who responded to the survey. Summarise the types of support they need. Explain the work TPF is now undertaking to address these needs. Explain how you can help, and how the TPF can support you. A link to the raw data

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  • Raku CI Bot Grant Report 2021-04 Thu, 06-May-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Regarding his Raku CI Bot grant, Patrick writes: In April I didn't find much time to work on the Raku CI Bot grant, because non computer things required my time. I added more API mappings to my clone of In particular I added relevant parts of the Checks, Pulls, OAuth and Issues APIs. I also rebased my changes on the fork of khalid who incidentally also started working on the

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  • Community Affairs Team Transparency Report Update Sun, 02-May-2021 by Nic Evans

    This statement has been retracted on 07 August 2021. Further details here: https://news.perlfoundation.org/post/cat_review

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  • March report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Mon, 19-Apr-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes: March didn't see me doing that many grant hours; I was keeping my keyboard time down for the first half of the month, and then had a lot to catch up on in the second half On the upside, the time that was spent was productive: I got some way into implementing more of Raku's multiple dispatch semantics in terms of the new dispatcher. I've written a blog

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  • Community Affairs Team Transparency Report Mon, 19-Apr-2021 by Nic Evans

    This statement has been retracted on 07 August 2021. Further details here: https://news.perlfoundation.org/post/cat_review

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  • Community Affairs Team Update April 2021 Mon, 19-Apr-2021 by Nic Evans

    The CAT’s purpose is to foster a positive and safe environment for anyone who shares an interest in Perl and Raku. It has been one year since the Community Affairs Team was first announced in March of 2020. In June, the Perl Raku Conference in the Cloud took place. This was the first conference where Community Affairs Moderators were present to respond to and handle Standards of Conduct violations. Prior

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