Perl 6
Getting Involved: Revision 11

Hacking on Perl 6

Hacking on the VM (Parrot)

See the Official Parrot Wiki section on "Contributing to parrot".

If you haven't already, Download Perl 6 to prepare. The Perl 6 Community Development Server provides free accounts for Perl 6 development.

Reading Material for Pugs Hackers

Besides these links, the Pugs distribution also provides README, READTHEM and READTOO.

General Perl 6 Tasks

A running list of tasks to work in kept in the repo at TASKS. It's a catch-all list. Something on it is bound to match your skill set!

A specific test to help with is Smart Linking.

Perl 6 Tasks for Perl 6 programmers

Preludification Candidates discusses parts of Perl 6 that can be written in Perl 6.

There's also plenty to do related to the test suite, which is written in Perl 6. See t/TASKS for work to do there.

You might also be interested to Start Your Own Perl 6 Module, or work one of the existing ones.

Hacking the Perl 6 docs

In general, offical docs are stored in docs/Perl6 and docs/Pugs in POD format, and they are fair game to improve directly. The exception is most of the documents in docs/Perl6/Spec which is the official Perl 6 specification. Improvements to the official spec should be suggested to the perl6-language list.

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