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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Often newbies are shunted off into the boring areas of documentation or testing, they get (as expected) bored, and they leave.

    But one interesting and exciting area you might be able to help with is on Padre's Perl 6 support.

    The Padre community is extremely welcoming to beginners. There's lots of stuff to do in whatever area you are interested in, and we encouraging even the newest of newbies to just get in there and change the code. We prefer forward progress that gets cleaned up later to having people sit

    • What is the plan (if any) wrt machine readable Perl6?

      Would syntax highlighting be done with regexes and duct tape, or are there some kind of introspection available/planned for IDEs?

      I can only remember reading a few years ago that there was an idea to let Perl parse source and emit structural information suitable for syntax highlighting, navigation and so on, but I haven't heard anything in this area since.