James E Keenan on 5 Aug 2020 09:43:11 -0700

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Re: [Philadelphia-pm] Fwd: Invitation to Toronto Perlmongers, Thurs Jul 30

On 7/30/20 6:48 AM, Walt Mankowski wrote:
Hi everyone,

Unfortunately I already have another call at the same time, but I
thought some other folks in the group might be interested so I'm
forwarding it.

The slides from the Perl 7 presentation I gave to Toronto Perlmongers last week are available here:


Two more points:

1. Unfortunately, we discovered that the webcasting technology Toronto.pm was using limited attendance to 10 people. So people both in Toronto and elsewhere were shut out of the meeting.

We can compensate for that in one or both of two ways:

A. If phl.pm wanted to host a virtual meeting, I could simply repeat the presentation.

B. Have a virtual meeting on IRC. If, *after going through those slides*, you want to have more discussion about Perl 7 as software and project, I'd be happy to set up a time to discuss this on IRC. It appears that on irc.perl.org you can create a channel by just letting yourself into the room. So we could create a #phl.pm (or such) channel and squat there some evening and toss questions back and forth.

2. We're fast approaching a stage in the Perl 7 Project where we need more people looking at the code base and the changes we've made. What we're looking for is not so much "code reviewing" as "code understanding," that is, understanding exactly what we're trying to do and then looking at the code to determine whether we've done what we set out to do.

To be a "code understander" you would need:

* Familiarity with Perl 5 -- which, I would suspect, the overwhelming majority of readers of this list already have;

* Basic familiarity with git and an account on github.com; but ...

* Familiarity with the Perl core distribution is helpful but not essential.

If you have free time, particularly over the balance of this month and next, and would like to make a tangible contribution to the forward development of Perl, please ping me off-list and I'll go into greater detail.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan
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