The past week has been a flurry of patches. moritz++ contributed the code to what will eventually become the new
HTML::Template, with a corresponding test suite. Development is stuck in a branch for the time being, blocking on #58392 which causes many tests to fail. (Dear parrot folks: help appreciated. Incorrect call stack semantics is one of the few things that are hard to temporarily work around.)
moritz++ continued by contributing his own
Text::Escape module, which will replace the simplistic solution used right now, as soon as we figure out why it crashes when loaded.
Later in the week, Илья Беликин (ihrd++) of Vladivostok.pm joined forces with us, sending several patches for the
CGI module. Илья asked many sensible questions, and I reached the realization that there's too little readily available information out there for people who want to hack. The rest of this post will try to remedy that.
(But first, a short commercial break. If you find yourself in the vicinity of Vladivostok on 26 September, consider joining FEPW 2008 where I hear they might even do some November hacking.)
5 things you might be helped by if you plan to hack on November
- First, feel free to ignore these rules if they inconvenience you. They are there to help you, not to restrict you.
- The three files
LOOKINTOtogether constitute our roadmap right now. Note that these files are found in
p5w/, the Perl 5 implementation of the wiki. [Update 2008-09-21: Now they're found in
- As a rule, we implement feature-size things in
p5wbefore we try them out on p6w. This is because bugs easily distract from the goal in
p6w. The Perl 5 version is a sort of live spec for the Perl 6 version.
- We're currently doing quite a bit of our work in branches. Currently, there are two branches:
new-html-templateaims to replace the
HTML::Templatewith a new grammar-using module, and
testsis a playground for new test files for other modules. (Things like branches change quickly. github is the ultimate reference.)
- Patches are very welcome, nowadays through the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org, or the IRC channel