Through the generosity of Fotango, the following two long-term grants have been funded.
- July 2003 - Arthur Bergman - Ponie (2 years)
Ponie is a bridge between Perl 5 and Perl 6. The Perl 5 interpreter will be rewritten to run on Parrot, the Perl 6 virtual machine. This will ensure the future of the millions of lines of Perl 5 code at thousands of companies around the world.
- December 2003 - Abhijit Menon-Sen (10 months)
A generalised instrumentation framework for the Perl programming language. Perl programmers everywhere will benefit from the enhanced reliability and accuracy of new profiling tools.