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Wednesday June 06, 2007
06:47 PM

Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes for 30 May 2007

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The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 30 May 2007. Larry, Allison, and chromatic attended. These are the notes.


  • getting ready for my History of Programming Languages talk
  • mostly tweaking the design in various spots in response to questions
  • some things on indirection of method calls
  • x and xx operators
  • questions about how is cached works
  • also added an is reparsed trait to go with is parsed
  • kludges in a key matcher which changes the thing
  • decided to allow placeholders in the conditionals of closures
  • if statements, for example


  • fixed a few Parrot bugs
  • broke compilation
  • it's mostly back, just needs a configure change
  • making that configuration change might spread the change to all platforms that support that GCC version though


  • working on PMCs
  • almost ready to put out that PDD
  • should finish it this afternoon
  • we have a few last implementation bits for objects


  • I looked at S05 for a question about character classes
  • I didn't see a complete section about them
  • did I overlook it?


  • they're mostly diffs from Perl 5
  • the only Synopsis I've really revised is S03
  • S12 is arguably in that state as well
  • S05 really needs a major reorganization
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