Perl 6
Perl 6 hackathon targets: Revision 16

These are topics and/or tasks that are likely candidates to be addressed or worked on at the Oslo Perl 6 hackaton 2009. They're here as a list to remind us of (1) important issues we may want to address when we have a gathering of the principals, and (2) ideas for things that we can recruit others to work on.

Rakudo-specific targets

  • Update the development roadmap
  • Review RT tickets, verify that open bugs/tickets have corresponding spectests
  • Ideas/planning for initial module implementations, where hosted, if/how distributed with implementations
  • Update documentation on
  • Create/update FAQ on
  • Update "committer's guide", "release manager's guide", etc. documents
  • Plan for handling .leave
  • Spectest coverage review
  • Fix 'make install' target
  • Planning for laziness and lazy lists
  • Identify critical stumbling blocks for newcomers to Rakudo / Perl 6
  • Clean up handling of True, False, .true, .not, etc.
  • Clean up handling of .Str for some builtin types (Int, Num)
  • qx() workarounds?
  • RT #64810?
  • Fix up capture handling
  • Container autovivification

Perl 6 language targets

(Language design issues that may involve discussions with Larry or proposals to p6l)

  • Handling of take() values, especially in loops
  • Details of infix:<cmp>
  • Do we want want() ?
  • See also perl6 tasks
  • String Range semantics
  • Clarify enum/boolean stringification semantics
  • Type constraints in arrays 3, 4, 5 <-> Positional[Int] ?
  • Types nested inside roles
  • is augment lexically scoped?
  • review EXPORTALL semantics
  • access private members of sibling instances

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