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Saturday August 22, 2009
05:22 PM

Perl 6 Design Minutes for 19 August 2009

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The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 19 August 2009. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Will, Nicholas, and chromatic attended.


  • mostly participated in lots of conversations
  • fixed a few error messages
  • spending too much time going to museums to block on anything


  • didn't get much done, as planned
  • spent my weekend at a wedding, dealing with logistical snafus
  • observed how much development took place in my absence
  • that was incredible
  • Rakudo made a lot of progress, glad to see that
  • Kyle H. will do the release in the next 24 hours
  • likely named PDX
  • first release that builds from an installed Parrot, not a build tree Parrot


  • that's "instead of" instead of "in addition to"?


  • that's right
  • probably won't change until Parrot's build stage produces something that looks like an installed Parrot
  • primary focus this week is on grant-related activities
  • have some followup on the Lisbon trip
  • reviewing Jonathan's latest grant, as he's almost finished
  • working on my grant to get regex engine refactors in place


  • working on the PCC refactor
  • fixing failing tests
  • it's a lot of little changes
  • one five-line change the other day passed another 70 tests
  • 301 failing tests at the moment, had 308 yesterday
  • will probably have less time in the next week, but hope to fix 100 or 200 failing tests
  • one big failure would fix a hundred failures itself
  • something deeply buried in Test::Builder
  • my next big task after that is working on Parrot's build tree
  • PaFo set the member voting and meeting for August 26
  • that'll take care of our annual requirements


  • working on Partcl
  • made one or two more tests pass
  • made sure that Perl 5.10.1 RC can build Parrot, which it does


  • merged my runcore refactoring into our branch
  • working with Christoph to get profiling ready for 1.6
  • working on optimizations as usual


  • the p6l discussion of filename validation seems like a rat's nest
  • other people have noted the trouble Python 3 has about assuming UTF-8ness on incoming OS data
  • Perl 6 should make different mistakes
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