writes "Having the idea of hacking the perl core in mind since a quite long time, I recently thought that its ongoing reimplementation would be a very good opportunity to learn Perl's ropes.
But like some other people I know, who would like to help out, I am hesitating because I have no idea which is a good area to begin with.
So my basic question is: How and where would you start taking part in Perl core hacking, and what are good ways to prepare oneself for the specific task?
Just for illustration: I am proficient in C, have quite a lot CS Theory background ( even from university :) ), and I am using Perl as a first language since about two years.
Finally, some thoughts about the issue:
Working on the docs is not what I'd imagine. (Even if I could translate the perldocs to German, my native tongue.)
The regex engine or the code generator sound both interesting, but they have an aura to be too complex to master without a CS respectively a math degree."