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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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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): March 2021 Report Mon, 19-Apr-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this possible. Approximately 29 tickets were reviewed, and 3 patches were applied 1.63 #18519 manually rebase and some clean up, make PR #18647 0.17 #18523 recheck and apply to blead 2.33 #18557 review, find several similar tickets, work on adding a warning, create #18643

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  • RakuAST Grant Report 2021-03 Thu, 15-Apr-2021 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Jonathan Worthington has submitted his report for the RakuAST grant, which you can read below. In addition, you should check out his post about his work on the dispatcher. During March I implemented RakuAST nodes and updated the RakuAST-based compiler frontend to cover the following features: The for statement modifier, both in sink and non-sink form Specifying the return type or value in signatures using The rx// construct, so far

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  • Community Leaders Meeting March 2021 Mon, 12-Apr-2021 by Nic Evans

    The Community Leaders meeting in March was another busy one with wide and varied discussion points. Detailed meeting notes are shared here. The next meeting will be April 19. Attendees Board: Stuart Mackintosh, Makoto Nozaki, Dave Rolsky, Rik Signes Leaders: Daniel Sockwell, Nige Hamilton, Andrew Solomon, Todd Rinaldo, Sawyer X, Alex Beamish Admin: Nic Evans Main session Sponsorship Alex Beamish Can do watermarks for sponsors at the conference Will share

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  • Grant Proposals: March 2021 Mon, 05-Apr-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    We received no grant proposals for Perl or Raku in time for the March voting round. The next round of voting will be held starting in early May. But... there's no need to wait until then. We accept grant proposals all year round. To apply, please read How to Write a Proposal, GC Charter, Rules of Operation and Running Grants List will also help you understand how the grant process

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  • TPRCIC 2021 - Call for papers Sat, 03-Apr-2021 by Nic Evans

    The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud 2021 celebrates all things Perl and Raku from 8-10 June with group meetings on the Monday and Friday each side of the main event. We want to hear from you! We know that there are hundreds of people in our community with great things to share about Perl and Raku, database integration, drones, puppies, and any other topics that may be of

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  • Security Issues in Perl IP Address distros Mon, 29-Mar-2021 by Dave Rolsky

    TLDR: Some Perl modules for working with IP addresses and netmasks have bugs with potential security applications. If you are using Net-Netmask, you should upgrade to the latest version. For more details, including on other affected and unaffected distros, please see the post on Dave Rolsky's personal blog.

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  • Outreachy 2021 projects published Mon, 29-Mar-2021 by Makoto Nozaki

    I am pleased to announce the following Perl Outreachy internship projects. Outreachy interns have about a month to make contributions and create a final application. Improve the ingredients analysis in Open Food Facts, the Wikipedia of food products Improve the Perl code quality of Open Food Facts These two projects are mentored by Stéphane Gigandet and sponsored by The Perl Foundation. Additionally, Outreachy has one more Perl project sponsored by

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  • LibUV Grant: March 2021 Update Fri, 26-Mar-2021 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Paul Evans' LibUV grant is starting to wrap up. He writes: I've been doing some CPAN releases now, most recent trying to fix a few MSWin32 bugs. I think we're in the final bits now of just trying to finish the thing off and actually get it working. It seems to be mostly fine on Linux now at least. https://metacpan.org/release/PEVANS/UV-1.905-TRIAL

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  • Raku CI Integration Bot Grant - Report March 2021 Fri, 26-Mar-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    It is my pleasure to announce that the Grant Proposal: Raku CI integration bot has been approved, and Patrick has already started work on it. You can read his thoughts on the technical architecture and first progress here. I am looking forward to more great progress from Patrick.

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  • Call for Grants: March 2020 Round Tue, 23-Mar-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 April 2, 2021, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through April 9th, and we

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  • February report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Wed, 17-Mar-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Jonathan writes:

    My grant work in February continued to focus on the new general dispatch mechanism in MoarVM, and especially resumable dispatch, which I mentioned in my last report.

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  • RakuAST Grant Report for 2021-02 Tue, 02-Mar-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Jonathan Worthington writes about his RakuAST progress during February 2021: During February much of my Raku working time was spent on my ongoing dispatcher work. However, I also got back into working on RakuAST. I implemented AST nodes, wrote AST tests, and updated the new RakuAST-based compiler frontend to cover: The given, with, without, and when statement modifiers Anonymous variables The is trait modifier of note, that means inheritance now

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  • rt.cpan.org has a new home Fri, 26-Feb-2021 by Ricardo Signes
    in: CPAN

    Last week, we reported that rt.cpan.org would be moving from its old home, and that it would be hosted by Best Practical, the makers of RT. The timeline we gave was "will be done sometime in early March," but fortunately, the process has gone very well and is now just about complete. Within a few hours from now, rt.cpan.org will point to the new instance, where all the old data

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  • Outreachy participation - looking for mentors Sat, 20-Feb-2021 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Outreachy

    Last year The Perl Foundation participated in Outreachy May to August internships and it was successfully completed. We are looking to participate again this year. At this stage we are looking for mentors and project ideas from the Perl and Raku community. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please read the Mentor description and add your ideas at our repo. We plan to close our internal submission process

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): January 2021 Grant Report Fri, 19-Feb-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. Approximately 46 tickets were reviewed, and 6 patches were applied 1.88 #17331 research #17331 more research and comment 0.73 #17848 review hvds’ alternative and comment 0.33 #18014 review, research 0.50 #18073 rebase, re-test, bump version, apply to

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  • January report of the Raku Development Grant of Jonathan Worthington Fri, 19-Feb-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    Happy to announce that Jonathan was able to resume work on his Raku Development Grant. Here is his report. In January, I at last felt in shape to get back to the new dispatch mechanism. The key remaining piece of the mechanism is dispatch resumption a general term I'm using for a range of situations where we start doing some kind of dispatch, and may continue it later. For example:

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  • rt.cpan.org to remain online Fri, 19-Feb-2021 by Ricardo Signes
    in: CPAN

    Since the announcement of the upcoming closure of rt.cpan.org, we've looked at what could, should, or must be done to keep it available in one form or another. After looking at a few options, The Perl Foundation has voted to contract Best Practical to take over the hosting of the CPAN RT instance. Starting immediately, they will be porting the data to their hosting, upgrading the RT instance to the

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  • Grants: January 2021 Votes Mon, 15-Feb-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the January 2021 round. Two grant requests were submitted: Grant Proposal: Raku CI integration bot VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 10 YES vote 0 NO votes There was overwhelming support from the Grants Committee for this proposal. We're excited to see work commence on this. Grant Proposal: Maintaining Perl VOTING RESULTS: Approved. 10 YES vote 0 NO votes Tony's work speaks for itself, and we

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  • The Perl and Raku Conference in the Cloud 2021 Fri, 12-Feb-2021 by Nic Evans

    It’s official! After the success of last year’s CIC, and owing to the continued pandemic, TPF are holding another virtual event this summer. Save the date: 9-11 June 2021 for TPRC21. Plans are now underway and volunteers are welcome to join discussions. If you would like to take part as a speaker please email us: admin@perlconference.us Call for papers will be coming soon.

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  • Grant Proposal: Maintaining Perl Tue, 02-Feb-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Name Anthony Cook TonyC on irc.perl.org Synopsis Free up one of the Perl core's contributors to work non-stop on making Perl better. Project Details This grant provides the Perl Steering Committee with a development resource to target as they will, while still providing for more general bug fixes and other improvements to the perl core. Deliverables I propose to follow the same model as my current Perl 5 Core Maintenance

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  • TPF Meeting Minutes for December 2020 Sun, 31-Jan-2021 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Meetings

    TPF Board members and the community leaders meet every month and here are the minutes from the December 2020 meeting. Part 1 Community Attendees Board: Dave Rolsky, Stuart Mackintosh, Ricardo Signes, Curtis Poe, Dan Wright Community leaders: Todd Rinaldo, JJ Merelo, Daniel Sockwell, Jason Crome, Andrew Solomon, Mark Keating, Alex Beamish, Nigel Hamilton Admin: Nic Evans Main session Marketing, Mark Keating Had conversations with Gary Beckwith. He has lots to

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  • Perl.com registry attack Sat, 30-Jan-2021 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    The community-managed Perl.com domain has been subject to a registry attack. Up to date information is available on the The Perl NOC blog here and also The Perl Foundation twitter feed here.

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  • Grant Proposal Recap: January 2021 Thu, 28-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has received the following grant proposals for the January 2021 round: Raku CI integration bot Maintaining Perl 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 February 5, 2021. The Committee members will start the voting process following that and the conclusion will be announced

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  • Grant Proposal: Raku CI integration bot Thu, 28-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis Implement a software, named Raku CI Bot which can orchestrate the testing process of the Rakudo, NQP and MoarVM projects. Author Patrick Böker Why The three Rakudo core projects named above have a longish history of troubles with its testing infrastructure. Public and free CI platforms often inhibit one of several problems: Imposing limits on CPU or wallclock time Not supporting all needed platforms Unreliability Usability The proposed software

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for December 2020 Thu, 28-Jan-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We would like to thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. In December I worked on fixing some compiler warnings and smoke failures. I also made a start looking into making perl abort after the first syntax error. SUMMARY: 3:16 fix compiler warnings 1:15 fix smoke failures

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  • Grant Report: RakuAST 2020-12 by Jonathan Worthington Sat, 23-Jan-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Jonathan Worthington has gotten back to working on the RakuAST grant, and has provided us with the update below. Note that publishing of this report has been delayed due to technical difficulties, with no fault to Jonathan. Anyway, here is the report: After a couple of months break to take care of myself, I took some gentle steps back into working on my RakuAST grant during December. It's not much,

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  • UV Grant Report for 2020-12 Sat, 23-Jan-2021 by Moritz Lenz

    Paul "LeoNerd" has submitted his report for his work on the UV grant. It looks like the grant is close to finishing. Due to technical problems, publishing of this report has been delayed, with no fault to Paul. He write Almost all the handle types are now done; except for uv_async_t. I'm not really sure it makes sense to wrap this from Perl, because it's inherently dealing with multi-threading issues

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  • Call for Grants (January 2021 Round) Tue, 19-Jan-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 January 27, 2021, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through February 3rd, and we

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): December 2020 Grant Report Sun, 17-Jan-2021 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 16 tickets were reviewed, and 4 patches were applied.

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  • Grants Committee Takes on Expanded Role in TPF Sat, 16-Jan-2021 by Jason A. Crome

    Starting in 2021, the Grants Committee will be taking on an expanded role in supporting the development of Perl and Raku within The Perl Foundation. In addition to the usual set of grants that benefit the greater Perl and Raku communities, the Grants Committee will also be the caretakers of the Perl and Raku Development Funds, and therefore responsible for awarding grants that directly benefit the core development of these

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  • Raku Course January 2021 Grant Report Wed, 13-Jan-2021 by Nicolas R.

    This is a monthly report by Andrew Shitov on his grant for the Raku course. Andrew is happy to report that the first part of the Raku course is completed and published. The course is available at course.raku.org. The grant was approved a year and a half ago right before the PerlCon conference in Rīga. Andrew was the organiser of the event and had to postpone the course due to

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  • FOSDEM 2021 - guidance for speakers Wed, 13-Jan-2021 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    Speaking at FOSDEM? Here’s what you need to know Thank you to all speakers who have put themselves forward to speak at this year’s FOSDEM. As it’s a virtual event, all talks need to be pre-recorded by the speakers. This is the first time FOSDEM has operated in this way so please be aware that there may be some bumps along the way everyone is working this out as they

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  • Phishing Attack on CPAN Authors Sun, 03-Jan-2021 by Dave Rolsky

    We've been alerted to a phishing attack against CPAN authors. The image below shows what it looks like. One way you can protect yourself against such attacks is by configuring a secret email address for your PAUSE account. This address will be used for all contacts from the PAUSE/CPAN system, but will never be shared publicly. If you've clicked on the link and entered any credentials, you should change the

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  • Coding in Perl? What support do you need? Thu, 31-Dec-2020 by Nic Evans

    Learning Perl programming is a rewarding experience. But equally tough without the right support. What would be useful to you as part of your learning and development? Take part in our survey.

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  • Perl Core Development Fund Tue, 22-Dec-2020 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Grants

    I am pleased to announce the launch of the Perl Core Development Fund. Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund was launched in 2008 to support the development of the Perl programming language. Since then, we have awarded USD 670,000. With the version change of the language, we will close the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund and launch the Perl Core Development Fund. For those who would like to apply for grants,

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): November 2020 Grant Report Sat, 12-Dec-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

    Approximately 46 tickets were reviewed, and 9 patches were applied

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  • Community Leaders and Board Meeting November 2020 Tue, 08-Dec-2020 by Nic Evans

    Perl and Raku updates, mentoring, grants, sponsorship progress, conferences, trademarks and more were discussed amongst community leaders at the meeting held in November. The meeting is becoming an invaluable tool for the Board and community to communicate with each other about developments in TPF and the wider Perl community. The Board looks forward to future successful community leader meetings with representatation from a wide cross section of our community. The

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  • FOSDEM 2021: Call for papers open Fri, 04-Dec-2020 by Stuart J Mackintosh

    The Perl Foundation is calling for papers for our virtual devroom taking place at FOSDEM on Saturday 6th February 2021. A brief outline of your talk must be submitted by 23 December. The finished talk is not required until January Talk subjects The main topic of the room will be "Perl&Raku in a world in flux", and the open call for papers will include the following topics: data science infrastructure

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for October 2020 Tue, 24-Nov-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. This mainly consisted in tracking down a off-by-one error in Cwd.xs, which I thought was being flagged up by valgrind. As it turned out, the valgrind report was a false positive caused by a bug in valgrind when perl is built with -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE,

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  • TPF Meeting Minutes for October 2020 Thu, 19-Nov-2020 by Makoto Nozaki
    in: Meetings

    TPF Board members and the community leaders meet every month and here are the minutes from the October 2020 meeting. Part 1 Community Attendees Board: Stuart Mackintosh, Peter Krawczyk, Dan Wright, Dave Rolsky, Ricardo Signes, Makoto Nozaki Leaders: Jason Crome, Samantha McVey, Alex Beamish, Sawyer X, Todd Rinaldo, Matthias Bloch Admin: Nic Evans Confirmed absence: Mark Keating, Curtis Poe Grants One grant approved needs funding

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  • Grant Proposals: November 2020 Fri, 13-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    We received no grant proposals for Perl or Raku in time for the November voting round. The next round of voting will be held starting in early January. But... there's no need to wait until then. We accept grant proposals all year round. To apply, please read How to Write a Proposal, GC Charter, Rules of Operation and Running Grants List will also help you understand how the grant process

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (November 2020 Round) Fri, 06-Nov-2020 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 November 13 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through November 19th, and we

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  • Final Grant Report: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era, October 2020 Fri, 06-Nov-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Jason McIntosh has shared his progress on Perl 7 documentation standards for the month of October, and has delivered his final report on the grant: *"October saw me very busy with the documentation standards project. After continuing the research I began in September, I spent much of the month writing a draft style guide to which I’ve given the filename “perldocstyle.pod”. Per my project proposal, I did seek comment on

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): October 2020 Grant Report Thu, 05-Nov-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 34 tickets were reviewed, and 2 patches were applied.

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  • We want you to say that “Perl is Dead” even though it is “Very Much Alive” Sun, 01-Nov-2020 by mdk

    In the last few years, as there has been a decline in the uptake of Perl for new projects, and as we have seen the neutral evolution of a language and turn over of developers there has been a long line of people wanting to declare the demise of Perl. They have of course either misunderstood or exaggerated the situation.

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  • Conference in the Cloud 2020 SoC Transparency Report Sun, 18-Oct-2020 by Dave Rolsky

    The Perl Foundation Standards of Conduct sets Standards of Conduct for how our community interacts with others during the conference and in other TPF spaces. The team that enforces these standards is called the Community Affairs Team That team was available to respond to incident reports during the Conference in Cloud in June, 2020 In order to be open and transparent about this process, we have prepared the following report

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  • Grants: September 2020 Votes Sun, 18-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    The Grants Committee has concluded voting on the September 2020 round. Two grant requests were submitted: General Perl OpenAPI Validator Interpreter VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved. 1 YES vote 5 NO votes, 3 abstentions Some comments and concerns brought up by the Grants Committee members include: Would like to see more tangible deadlines A better analysis of why this is needed Timeframe seems overly optimistic Ć-to-Raku translator **VOTING RESULTS: Not Approved.

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  • Grant Cancellation: Improve Perl 6 Networking Support Fri, 16-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    During the work for this grant, the author stumbled upon some issues that block further progress on the existing grant as it is currently written. At Ben’s request, the grant as it exists now is being cancelled, to be replaced with a new proposal to address the issues he encountered, as well as revised proposals to cover the remaining ideas from the original grant. The new grants will follow the

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  • Grant Report: Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era, September 2020 Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Nicolas R. has shared Jason McIntosh's updates for September for the Establishing Documentation Standards for the Perl 7 Era grant: Major steps towards my goal accomplished in September: Announced my starting this project on #p5p on Freenode, and collecting some basic information there Gathering Perl’s documentation style policy information Touring other FOSS languages and technologies with their own documentation sub-projects, and comparing them to what Perl has. Projects studied so

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  • (Updated) Grant Proposal: General Perl OpenAPI Validator / Interpreter Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis Develop a clean and easy interface for managing OpenAPI 3.x schemas. Proposal OpenAPI is a format that makes use of the JSON-Schema specification to communicate what a web API can do in a machine-readable way. The current module that is most active for JSON-Schema support in Perl is JSON::Validator. The feeling in the community is that the JSON::Validator interface is difficult to work with. This is possibly because it

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  • Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): September 2020 Grant Report Thu, 08-Oct-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    Approximately 14 tickets were reviewed, and 1 patches were applied 2.00 #17601 rebase and re-test old branch #17601 check smoke results and merge workaround 0.60 #17831 research hints bit usage and comment 54.17 #18005 resolve symbol issues, testing #18005 research for a readlink implementation #18005 work on readlink implementation #18005 more readlink, debugging, get it working #18005 testing #18005 lstat/stat

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  • RakuAST Grant Report from Jonathan Worthington, 2020-09 Tue, 06-Oct-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Jonathan Worthington has shared his latest progress report from the RakuAST grant, covering the work done in 2020-09. In addition, he announced that he is taking a break from Raku and Rakudo development. His work his highly appreciated, the resting period well-desevered, and we expect his work to continue in a month or a few months. Here's his progress report, in his own words: In last month's report, I mentioned

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  • Rakudo Perl 6 performance analysis tooling - Grant Report #14 Fri, 02-Oct-2020 by Alan Haggai Alavi

    Timo has built an AppImage for MoarPref. The image combines all of the dependencies including Rakudo in a single package, which makes it very easy to try out MoarPref without having to worry about installing its dependencies. Read more at:

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  • Grant Proposal: Ć-to-Raku translator Thu, 01-Oct-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Author Piotr Fusik Motivation Ć is a programming language with the motto "There Is More Than One Language To Do It". As a seasoned programmer writing a reusable component you'd like to make it easily available from several programming languages with little effort or boring work. Ć enables just that. Write in Ć, then translate your code automatically to C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Swift, OpenCL C and Raku.

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  • UV grant progress report 2020-09 Sun, 27-Sep-2020 by Moritz Lenz
    in: Grants

    Paul Evans writes about this progress: Added the UV::TCP and UV::UDP types which now makes the library wrapping capable of most networking tasks. There's still a few more bits and pieces to add, but I think we're over the bulk of the hill now.

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  • Grant Proposal: General Perl OpenAPI Validator / Interpreter Thu, 24-Sep-2020 by Jason A. Crome
    in: Grants

    Synopsis Create a standalone implementation of OpenAPI 3.0 to facilitate parsing, creating, and validating OpenAPI specifications. Overview It is common contemporary practice to provide a OpenAPI schema^ to communicate to clients the available functionality of a RESTful web API. It is well documented and flexible, and well known to application developers. There exists no Perl module to facilitate working with an OpenAPI 3.0 schema. Project-specific modules exist for Swagger 2.0,

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  • Call for Grant Proposals (September 2020 Round) Thu, 24-Sep-2020 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 October 1st 2020, UTC. We will publish the received applications, get community feedback through October 8th, and we

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  • Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for June to August 2020 Sun, 20-Sep-2020 by Matthias Bloch

    This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible. I picked up some enthusiasm in August and fixed assorted bugs and crossed various little items off my TODO list. Jun 1:56 process p5p mailbox 4:20 review tickets 0:44 work out why index is faster than /abc/ Jul

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