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 issues, new features, investigating smoke failures, helping getting Perl into a releasable state etc. These are all activities I already do.
There is no particular schedule. I am available to start immediately. As and when I can put hours in, I will charge for those hours. This is the same as the current arrangements.
## Author Information
I'm a freelance programmer and UNIX sysadmin living in the UK. I have been using Perl since 1993, and have been fixing core Perl 5 bugs since 2001. I have had commit rights since 2003 and I was responsible for the 5.10.1 and 5.14.4 perl releases. I am known for fixing "hard" things in the Perl core.
## Endorsed By
Ricardo Signes, Nicolas Rochelemagne
## Amount Requested
$60 per hour, to a total of $21,000 [I've suggested an amount divisible by 60 to make things easier]. A smaller or larger total amount is acceptable, as I'm assuming that, as before, I will be able to apply for extensions to the grant.