Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #perl6book, 2011-06-02

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15:15 sjn o/
15:15 * sjn has submitted a 20-minute presentation about the perl6book project for NPW2011 :)
15:15 sjn mostly for recruiting new people
15:16 sjn moritz: anything you'd like me to cover? :)
15:16 sjn (assuming it gets accepted)
15:18 moritz sjn: nothing in particular
16:35 sjn nothing about intention, what kind of help's needed, if anyone can join, time requirements, who's the boss, how you intend to create a coherent author's voice, or anything like that?
16:42 PerlJam sjn: so far we've been failing at creating a coherent author's voice IMHO
16:43 PerlJam when is NPW ?
16:44 PerlJam oh.  In just a couple of weeks
16:44 sjn PerlJam: npw2011, Nordic Perl Workshop in Malmö
16:44 sjn masak and jnthn are organizing
16:44 sjn oh
16:44 sjn you said "when" :)
16:44 sjn it's the weekend in two weeks
16:47 PerlJam sjn: IMHO, these are useful things for the book: people trying the code snippets and reporting what fails or doesn't work quite right, reading for clarity (what doesn't make sense or is worded oddly), and proof-reading (typos/grammar/etc)
16:48 PerlJam and any other suggestions :)
16:48 sjn PerlJam: my ambitions are a little beyond that, but I'll try to make those points too :)
16:48 sjn I'm mostly wondering about any limitations or rules
16:49 PerlJam sjn: Having a coherent plan would help people to contribute their own text/code
16:49 sjn non-obvious ones
16:50 moritz sjn: well, it's your talk, I assume you'll be talking about the things that matter to you
16:50 sjn moritz: yep, but I'd like it to be a collective effort too :)
16:50 PerlJam It would be neat if the current authors ended up more as "editors" and the "author" was the community.
16:51 sjn PerlJam: exactly :D
16:51 PerlJam sjn: The problem is as I mentioned before ... there's no "book plan" in good enough shape that people could just jump in and start writing.
16:52 * sjn has a vague and slightly unrealistic ambition of helping on that point
16:54 sjn at least offer something to discuss or throw away :-P
16:55 PerlJam Having a bunch of people look at it and say things like "I'd like to see more about X"  or "I'm interested in X, but it's not in the book"  or "I heard Perl 6 has X, how do I do that?"  etc.
16:56 PerlJam would be helpful in devising the "plan"

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