Slash Boxes
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 ]

perl6doc (9249)

  (email not shown publicly)

Journal of perl6doc (9249)

Tuesday March 23, 2010
08:09 AM

Perl 6 Tablets Index A and B

[ #40262 ]
this may sound boring but i think it is't, because despite the upcoming free perl 6 book I believe its decisive for Perl 6 to have a documentation where you quickly find the smallest piece of info you currently look for.

My aim to do that are the perl 6 tablets, which im writing on for some while in German as well as English. Most useful parts are currently appendix A and B. Index A is a alphanumeric sorted list of all operators, methods and builtins in Perl 6 as well as some terms explained I use in the chapter texts. Its also used by the grok tool. Index B is a collection of tables (operators, meta ops, regex metachars, regex modifiers, sub traits ....) where you can see corresponding items in one spot. Now the real greatness hypertext comes, if I crosslink it all together. So recently I'm syncing the German and English Index A as well as adding the last missing annotations in Index A behind the item name in round brackets telling to which group/table this item belongs. Of course is this enty linked to the table in Index B as well the item itself is linked to a part in the chapter where its explained in more detail.I hope later I could here do even more crosslinking.

Another effect from this: tables you can copy easier from the synopses (just convert to wiki syntax) and the force you to get the Index A complete. It has currently over 350 items but is still far from being complete.
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.