Perl 6
perl6 tasks: Revision 19

This page used to contain Rakudo-specific items. That content is now here.

Now this page contains Perl6-generic TODO items. That means, mostly, places where the established Synopsis could be made more explicit, and larger tasks involving the DRAFT synopsis.

Established Synopsis (non-draft) TODO

  • S02 radix literals elaborate "default radix" behavior.
    • is the :16(0b0) :16(0d0) peculiar to :16, or generic behavior if number is legal in the "default" radix e.g. :12(0b0)?
    • does the statement about "default radix" apply only to :16(...) or also :16<...>?
    • maybe worth elaborating what :N[0xdeadbeef] would do under "decimal" restriction
      • ...or relaxing that restriction
      • ...and perhaps making clear whether :N[4,$x] is legal and thus it's functional like :N(...)
  • S04 gather/take
    • Define behavior of nested gather/takes
      • Is there caller.take and context(...).take as per .leave
      • Can you label gathers and use LABEL.take
  • S09 Compact Structures
    • Define packing behavior of class A is int8 { has $.b int8 }; my @a of A;
    • Define packing behavior of class A is B is C ....
    • Define packing/data storage behavior for extra attributes added with run-time class composition
  • S12 Disambiguate second sentence in line 69
  • S12 Clear up "declaration's scope" in line 82 (e.g. not the has/our in decl)

DRAFT Synopsis

  • (in progress) split up S32
  • S32/* review prototypes esp WRT return types
    • lots of Int/Str where maybe should be Any
    • perhaps some missing return type variants e.g. List push/unshift (for feeds)
    • needs attention from someone who has followed p6l closely
  • S07 carefully decide whether generic item iterator "flattens" like the generic array iterator

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