At 10:23 AM +0300 12/11/07, Richard Hainsworth wrote:
Darren Duncan wrote:
At 9:04 AM +0300 12/10/07, Richard Hainsworth wrote:
Equally, Something to replace CGI or DBI will be essential to the uptake of P6. I would far prefer to have a skilled and resourceful professional, such as yourself or Damian Conway write these modules than leave it to enthusiastic amateurs such as myself.

I for one can assert that both of these are being produced right now. Also that neither is part of the Perl 6 kernal, though the kernal may enhanced over time to better support them. -- Darren Duncan

A great relief. Fantastic.

Where should I be looking to see what is happening. Is there some form of coordination of this module writing activity?

Look in the ext/ subdirectory of Pugs version control to start with, as it contains a bunch of Perl 6 modules in various stages of completion, some doing http or web stuff, and some doing database stuff.

One place to look for some coordination is on the perl6-users list. They were discussing a CGI replacement awhile ago, and Juerd made a proposal plus some example code, which became HTTP/ and Web/ under ext/.

On various DBI lists there was some talk about DBI-2, which it ended up will have a foundation written for Parrot with bindings for Perl and other languages.

There is also a mod_parrot project.

There is also my Muldis DB project, a version of which is written in Perl 6, and which is being built rigorously.

These efforts are all separate from each other, as per CPAN module development in general, and there is no one coordination point of all of it.

But the work is still getting done nonetheless.

As for standards, well those tend to be defacto. Whichever of these projects get functional and used will likely set the pace for what comes next, which may include forming the basis for more formal standards.

-- Darren Duncan

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