Hacking Rakudo Perl

Patrick Michaud (pmichaud.com)
Perl
Location: Meeting Room J2
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)

“Rakudo Perl” is the Perl 6 compiler targeting the Parrot virtual machine. It currently supports much of Perl 6, and people are even beginning to write applications for it.

This talk will present ways in which you (yes you!) can become active contributors to Perl 6 and Rakudo Perl. We will look in detail at the organization of the Perl 6 test suite, how to add new tests, the structure of the Rakudo Perl implementation, and where to start with writing code for Rakudo.

This talk focuses heavily on Perl 6 itself, and does not include a lot of details about Parrot or its other programming languages. It will be particularly useful for people who are interested in developing Rakudo Perl or other libraries for Perl 6.

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Patrick Michaud

pmichaud.com

Patrick Michaud is the pumpking for the “Rakudo” Perl 6 compiler. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and was formerly a Professor of Computer Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He is currently a software developer and consultant focused on open source development and applications, including Perl, PmWiki, and Linux.

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Timothy Ace
07/23/2009 9:03am PDT

Patrick gave a great overview that will help me to not only start using Rakudo, but also help to contribute.

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