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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.”
"CPAN is wonderful and it is vast. Task::Kensho offers a curated look at the best it has to offer for those who don't know what to look for. But to remain useful, it must keep up with the trends of CPAN and the community. Thus, the community's input is vital to its maintenance.
"Please, take a moment and look through the open issues. Comment or add a reaction in support of changes that make sense to you, and open a new issue if you think something is missing."