Perl 6
Getting Involved: Revision 15
^ Hacking on Perl 6

^^ Hacking on the VM (Parrot)

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

^^ Hacking on the Compiler and Related Tasks

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`.

* "Pugs Apocryphon 1"<> Overview of the Pugs project.
* "Doing Pugs-related development"<>.
* "A Peek Into Pugs Internals"<>
* "German language notes about compiling Pugs"<>

^^^ 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. The most urgent need now is [test suite refactoring].
See "t/TASKS"<> for other work to do there.

You might also be interested to "Start Your Own Perl 6 Module"[How to Start a Perl 6 module project], or work one of the existing ones. (You might also want to check out [CPAN6].)

^^^ 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"[Mail Lists, IRC, Archives].

* The "README"<> for would-be Pugs documentation contributors
* "The evil plan"<>. This mentions many things you can do to help out with docs, although it is a bit dated.
* A current task that needs help with filling out the "Spec for IPC, IO and Signals"<>. As a starting point, a lot of functions could just use the official Perl 5 docs copy/pasted in.
* A central place for relevant introductions, tutorials, specifications is the Perl6::Doc Module, which also installs the p6doc commandline viewer; expect to see this module subsumed by it in the near future.:
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