Nordic Perl Workshop 2009

April 16-17 2009 Oslo, Norway

Beauty and chaos: the story of November

By Carl Mäsak (‎masak‎)
Date: Friday, 17 April 2009 09:30
Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: november parrot perl6 testing wiki

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The idea for writing a wiki engine on top of Rakudo Perl 6 was conceived in May 2008. Two months later we had a prototype, and in August, the project was unleashed upon an unsuspecting YAPC::EU. The project grew from weekly two-man hacking sessions into a small community with daily activity on the mailing list and IRC channel.

Many catastrophes have been avoided along the way (not least of which was that the wiki engine was almost named "kittens"), but they have all been overcome, or hackishly patched around, or both. The challenge of targeting a constantly changing Rakudo creates somewhat unique problems and solutions. Furthermore, beyond the task of implementing basic wiki functionality lies the promise of providing a wiki engine which leverages advantages of Perl 6 and Parrot to create something new.

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