Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

chromatic (983)

chromatic
  (email not shown publicly)
http://wgz.org/chromatic/

Blog Information [technorati.com] Profile for chr0matic [technorati.com]

Journal of chromatic (983)

Thursday August 02, 2007
02:32 PM

Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes for 01 August 2007

[ #33969 ]

The Perl 6 design team met on 01 August by phone. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Nicholas, Jesse, and chromatic attended.

Patrick:

  • things are going well
  • OSCON was pretty awesome
  • lots of conversations
  • recruited some people to hack on Perl 6 for Parrot
  • checked in the initial copy of NQP
  • still getting pieces in place there
  • lots of conversations; OSCON was extremely good for me there

Jesse:

  • I hear that Flavio's looking at NQP for some of his other projects
  • "I need a tree transformation language!"

Patrick:

  • I need to get it further along
  • it doesn't do subs yet, but that's next on the list
  • also Jeff Horwitz resurrected mod_parrot
  • NQP will be available for that too
  • they already demonstrated that mod_parrot can call Perl 6 subroutines and use those

Larry:

  • it's all downhill from here

Jesse:

  • how far downhill?

Larry:

  • all the way, I hope

Patrick:

  • there are still a couple of uphill parts
  • Larry keeps throwing curveballs

Larry:

  • some of them I threw years ago!

Patrick:

  • we're only now finding the nooks and crannies of the parse

Larry:

  • I'm just dreaming up new curveballs
  • spent most of the weekend driving, or visiting future in-laws
  • still digging myself out of the backlog
  • three or four days pile up incredibly quickly
  • did see the mod_parrot thing and was delighted by that

Allison:

  • coming down off of OSCON
  • had a good hackathon this weekend
  • productive talks with Patrick and particle
  • that's most of it for me
  • going to try to wipe out the PMC PDD this week

c:

  • just repeat what Allison and Patrick said
  • still digging into Parrot's GC
  • there's some evil there
  • I removed it, and put in some more diagnostics
  • still having big trouble there

Jesse:

  • just talked to Tim Bunce
  • the microgrant for the Perl 6 header emitter is done
  • we're ready to pay Phil Crow for finishing it
  • what are people blocking on?

Patrick:

  • PDD 15
  • working Parrot objects
  • I keep finding myself avoiding things that I could do if that were in place
  • I'll convert PGE to use the new object model this weekend or early this week

Allison:

  • I'll try to get you vtable overrides today
  • I know you have to have that

Larry:

  • Pugs is kinda blocking on metaobjects too

Nicholas:

  • what do the internals of Perl 5 need to make Perl 6 work?

Jesse:

  • I need to get you and Flavio talking
  • he'll be at YAPC::EU

snip long discussion of testing strategies; will summarize later to the language list

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.