Perl 6 and Rakudo command line to be worked on in earnest


The Perl Foundation has announced a Hague Grant for Jerry Gay to implement the Rakudo Perl command line interface.

The work will be to define the S19 synopsis pertaining to command-line interaction with Perl 6, and to provide a Rakudo implementation of the synopsis.

Jerry will need to document the Perl 6 command line syntax, implement its tests, create a command line parsing library for Parrot, and implement a subset of the Perl 6 command line syntax.

I couldn't be happier with this direction. I made some vain stabs at command line interaction on Rakudo long ago, but not much came of it. Having a command line interface will make it much easier for users to work with Rakudo as it progresses. Perl without being able to do filtering magic isn't very Perly, no?

Patrick Michaud also received a Hague Grant, to work on the Perl Compiler Toolkit and regexes and other internal hoohah. I'm sure it's useful, but this feeble-minded reporter's head hurt when trying to follow the details of the grant.


it's very good news, i always support grants for the perl, python and other opesourced languages, soft... it's really delightfull, because the developers receive new stimulus for their wotk!

I would also like to thank Jerry Gay for being The Perl Foundation co-pilot this year and welcoming me into the Parrot community. Your guidance in certain matters went a long way.

Rakudo Perl 6 Development Release #22 has been released. Rakudo is a Perl 6 implementation for Parrot. This release includes: support for passing 85% of the available spectest test suite, the implementation of complex numbers as a Perl 6 class, a new signature binder, improved signature introspection, better errors relating to signatures, support for signature literals, support for accessing outer lexical variables from classes and packages. Seo Pakistan

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