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We are writing a book about Perl 6.

It will be some kind of example-driven introduction to Perl 6, and at
the same time showing off the reasons why we love that language.

We plan to have monthly releases, see docs/release-guide.pod

"We" are Carl Mäsak, Jonathan Worthington, Patrick Michaud, Moritz Lenz,
Jonathan Scott Duff (Scott) and anybody who's willing to work on it.
If you're not on that list yet, you're still very welcome to join us.

You can find us on #perl6book on

To build the book, you need to have the following software installed:

    * GNU make
    * perl 5.10
    * the Perl 5 module Pod::PseudoPod::LaTeX version 1.101050 or newer
    * inkscape (for svg -> pdf conversion)
    * A number of LaTeX packages (see lib/*.sty). Ubuntu 10.04 supplies
      most of what is needed with its texlive-latex-base,
      texlive-fonts-extra, and texlive-latex-recommended packages.

The book is produced from src/*.pod chapters ultimately rendered into
build/*.pdf using bin/* and lib/* files.

Just type 'make' on your command line, and the book should be built in
build/UsingPerl6.a4.pdf, with an A4 paper size; to get U.S. letter size,
type 'make PAPER=letter'.

All material in this repository is licensed under a CC-by-nc-sa license:
<> (attribution,
noncommercial, share-alike), unless explicitly stated otherwise.

(Maybe we'll open up towards removing the noncommercial part at some point).
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