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TPF Grants for Perl6::Rules and a new Debugger

posted by KM on 2004.03.20 22:21   Printer-friendly
gav writes "Back in December The Perl Foundation awarded three grants. Damian Conway was given a grant to complete Perl6::Rules. Mark Jason Dominus recieved two grants, the first to embark on a replacement Perl debugger, and the second to finish support for lexically scoped pragmas.

More information can be found in the Press Release."
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  • The entire suite of Perl6::... modules are really helping folks like myself get a feel for new features. I think a lot of the aprehension over Perl 6 has be born out of lack of understanding, and more complete implementations of core Perl 6 features in Perl 5 will certainly help to eliminate that class of problem.
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    Yet Another Just another perl hacker, // essays.ajs.com
  • For complete details about exactly what I proposed to do, and why, please see my TPF folders [plover.com].

    Right now the proposals are the only things there, but as I get more work done, I'll deposit code and other materials in those directories.

    I expect to start work at the beginning of May.

    • In the debugger proposal you say: "A debugger that can be stepped backwards is probably impossible." I can't supply you with the details, but I know that in the mid-to-late eighties several grad students at Montana State University got their degrees with thesis work that involved building several generations of a compiler/interpreter for Pascal called Dynamod that allowed the user to step backwards while running the code. I don't know how much if any of that work could be pulled across to Perl, but Rocky