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Perl 6 is the Official Perl 6 Wiki and Home Page
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- Please feel free to add or modify pages — even this one — as you see fit. That's the idea of a Workspace. So please contribute links and information! (See Wiki 101 at bottom of page to get started.)
- About that $1,000 Perl 6 Wiki prize.
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Helpful hints to use this workspace
- Keep an eye on the Recent Changes page. If you have an RSS reader, click the RSS button and put the feed in your RSS reader.
- Please be careful when moving things around!! Quite a few underlying links have recently been lost, and nested indents have been flattened.
- If you'd like an introductory tour of the Socialtext Workspace, start here.
- Visit Recent Changes every once in a while to see what's new, and see Socialtext Documentation for tips to use this Workspace.
- Make links by putting words or phrases in square brackets. Click on Edit This Page to see some examples. Note from wiki novice: If you (or someone else) later changes the title of a page you create this way, you'll need to update the original link too. The Wiki's Recent Changes link will show you the new name, if you forget what it was, or otherwise lose track of your renamed page.
This is the Official Wiki For Perl 6. So fill this wiki with Perl 6 related content. Be Bold! If in doubt, try something out in the Sandbox.
Please feel free to add or modify pages -- even this one -- as you see fit, but before you start editing away, please review the policies and guidelines (in our sister Perl 5 Wiki).
Still feeling confused ? You might want to check out the help section (in our sister Perl 5 Wiki).
What Goes On This Wiki?
This wiki exists to collect and make available to all the knowledge of the Perl community. An encyclopedia of Perl. The rule of thumb is if you're not sure, go ahead and post it. Here is a general, incomplete listing. For more ideas, see Content Wanted below.
- General Perl 6 information suitable for being linked to by other web sites. This keeps other sites from having to repeat the same information over and over again.
- A good rule of thumb is this: If a person asks you a question and you can't think of a definitive place you'd send them for an answer, it deserves to be here.
- If you have a small wiki related to Perl that you think would do better here, feel free to move your content here. (Caveat: make sure you sort out your content licences.)
What Does Not Go On This Wiki?
The rule of thumb is if you're not sure, go ahead and post it. It can always be deleted later. But there are a few things which don't go here.
- Copies of documentation and other items which already have fine, canonical homes. It is better to link to the external resource than to duplicate.
- Anything you, or someone else, wouldn't want aired in public. This is a public, revision-controlled web site for all to see and archive. Once its posted here it can't fully be deleted. Don't post others' personal contact information (phone numbers, IM names, children's names, date of birth, address, passwords, embarrassing stories) unless they have already done so publicly.
Wiki Caretaker Tasks
Do you have a few spare "tuits" to help us update this wiki? Your help would be much appreciated!
Here's a list of things that need to be done:
- Check the What's New link near the top of any wiki page to get a list of all recently changed pages that you can peruse. You can help fill in missing pieces, check links, fix typos, add graphics, and so on.
- Update and expand Glossary of Terms and Jargon entries.
- Tag pages.
- Tag pages with minimal content with "stub" so they can be found and worked on later.
- Expand stub pages.
- Make people happy by completing work in the Content Wanted page, or at least writing stubs for them.
- Link to Orphaned pages when appropriate. (Most of these are just leftovers, but sometimes pages show up here because a link to them got lost when a referring page was changed.)