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Monks. I am very sorry posting this on behalf of Liz here on Perlmonks. She just published a gist with sad news:
Our dear friend Jeff Goff has died in a scuba diving accident. He told me and many others about how he looked forward to learning more about scuba diving, getting more experienced in it, during the JoCo Cruise ( https://jococruise2020.sched.com/jeff_goff.1zitf4ff ). Apparantly, something went horribly wrong.
I have spent many hours with Jeff, not in the least when he broke his hip in Spain during the Perl conference in Granada, and I took it upon me to take care of several things for him. He has stayed as a guest at least twice in my home. I have learned to know Jeff as a warm, loving man, with a great sense of humor, wonderful ideas, and always helpful. Last time I saw him when he took over from me at the Perl & Raku booth at FOSDEM in Brussels.
Needless to say, but it needs to be said anyway: Liz and I will miss him terribly. The Perl & Raku communities will miss him dearly, as he was one volunteer who has done a lot of things to make things happen, to make things better.
Please do not contact his mother or other family with requests about how the accident happened. Please wait for more information about what actually happened, it will be presented when we have it.
If you want to send condolences to the family, please do so to the following address:
c/o Family Goff
PO Box 118
St. Ignatius, MT 59865
The proposed concept already has an implementation (XS::Install, XS::Framework), which we internally use on production more then one year. We plan to release on CPAN rather wide, deep and efficient hierarchy of our XS-modules, but it will take some time due to need of documentation, API stabilization etc.
Early adopters, questions, or any feed back are welcome!
The Perl Foundation (TPF) exists to support the Perl community and all the people within our community, including the newly renamed Raku;
the name change doesn’t alter the nature of our involvement or support with Raku.
The Grants Committee will continue to accept grant proposals for Perl 5, Raku, and other Perl-family projects work as before.
TPF will continue to encourage development of Perl and Raku events, workshops and hackathons and generally support the global communities.
The Perl Conference (TPC) will also continue to accept presentation proposals for all Perl-family languages, including Perl 5 and Raku.
The new features are pretty minor. Most of the improvements are in documentation and testing.
Totally rewritten manual/tutorial.
Every issue on RT has been handled.
Bigger test suite. The exact number of tests run varies based on the availability of optional dependencies, but I just ran the test suite with EXTENDED_TESTING set to false and most of the optional dependencies installed, and it was nearly 7500 tests, compared to just over 2700 for Type::Tiny 1.6.0. With EXTENDED_TESTING true, there are nearly 13900 tests.
The official Perl documentation site at https://perldoc.perl.org was recently overhauled. Independently, I put together a reimagined documentation site that would be hosted at https://perldoc.pl. In the interest of providing a documentation site that best serves the needs of the Perl community, we need your feedback. Please give both sites a try, in-depth if you want, or just how you would most commonly use the site. What do you like about the design or the functionality of each site? What is missing or can be improved? Any feedback regarding what you want from the Perl documentation site is helpful and appreciated. Please leave comments here or in the linked posts by Monday Nov 18th.
I am in favor of this change, because it reflects an ancient wisdom:
“No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”