Perl 6
Getting Involved: Revision 20

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. 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, 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.

Other ways to help

Work on this wiki

See About This Wiki.

Fundraising and Networking

Anything you could do in the way of fundraising and soliciting $$$ to support Perl 6 and Parrot development would be wonderful. See Perl 6 Sponsors and Supporters.)

Every year, people, companies, and foundations give numerous multi-million donations to universities for new buildings, new faculty, and so on. Perl 6 is at least as important, and will have far greater ultimate techno-economic leverage in the great majority of cases. (Also, don't just think about Perl 6.0 — you want to establish major momentum to carry on through Perl 6.2, Perl 6.4, and so on — including the production of a growing series of CPAN6 power modules.)

Upload Files

Click "Browse" to find the file you want to upload. When you click "Upload file" your file will be uploaded and added to the list of attachments for this page.

Maximum file size: 50MB

File Name Author Date Uploaded Size

Save Page As

Enter a meaningful and distinctive title for your page.

Page Title:

Tip: You'll be able to find this page later by using the title you choose.

Page Already Exists

There is already a page named XXX. Would you like to:

Save with a different name:

Save the page with the name "XXX"

Append your text to the bottom of the existing page named: "XXX"

Upload Files

Click "Browse" to find the file you want to upload. When you click "Add file" this file will be added to the list of attachments for this page, and uploaded when you save the page.

Add Tags

Enter a tag and click "Add tag". The tag will be saved when you save the page.