Perl 6
Development Dashboard: Revision 9

The Development Dashboard is designed to answer two questions:

  • What's left to do to release perl6 to CPAN, as in perl-6.0.0.tar.gz?
  • What's been done so far?

We can't answer the question of "When will Perl 6 be done" without knowing what's left to do. This is a start.

What's left to do (including in-progress work)?

Language definition

Note: This is outside the control of perl6

perl6

  • package so that "perl6 foo.pl" (or some close facsimile) works
  • What command-line arguments are there?

perl6doc

  • What is the list of pages that will exist? Will it be the same as for perl5?

perl6bug

  • Where do the bugs go? Is the queue set up for it?
  • Do we have just one perl6bug for all of the various implementations, or is each implementation simply need to provide its own?

Test suite

  • Refactor suite to match synopsis organization
  • Review all tests for conformance with language specification
  • Verify spec coverage

Release perl6

  • Release RC1
  • Release perl6 as perl-6.0.0.tar.gz to CPAN

What's been done so far?

  • Language definition
  • perl6
    • Compiler converted to use Parrot compiler tools
  • Test suite
    • Initial tests in pugs repository

Resources and other documents


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