Perl 6 Examples
This is intended to be a repository for all kinds of Perl 6 examples.
All examples should work for any full implementation of Perl 6.
If an example needs an implementation specific version then it should end in .implementation. For example, if you are making an example that only works on Rakudo, it should end in .rakudo.
If you want to contribute, just ask! The quicker choice is to use IRC:
irc.freenode.net and you'll be welcome.
Please use POD (mostly this template https://github.com/perl6/perl6-examples/blob/master/doc/example-template.pl) when adding a new example.
- Compile a list of open source Perl 6 examples
- Help different implementations of Perl 6 test out their code in a less
testy and more fun manner
What you can find here
|categories||All example categories|
|best-of-rosettacode||The best of the rosettacode.org examples|
|99-problems||Based on lisp 99 problems|
|euler||Answers for Project Euler|
|games||Games should go in here :)|
|interpreters||Language or DSL interpreters|
|other||All other examples|
|perlmonks||Answers to perlmonks.org questions|
|rosalind||Bioinformatics programming problems|
|shootout||The Computer Language Benchmark Game|
|wsg||Answers for Winter Scripting Games|
Since you have a commit-bit (if not then talk to the folks at #perl6 on irc.freenode.net) feel free to commit your changes to the main repository. No need to submit a pull request!
To run all examples and tests, the following modules need to be installed:
URI Pod::To::HTML LWP::Simple Algorithm::Soundex DBIish Text::VimColour
Running the examples
To run most examples (all examples excluding those which take a very long
time or are memory hogs) one can use the
run-examples.pl script in the
$ perl6 bin/run-examples.pl
or simply via the
run-all target of the Makefle:
$ make run-all
If one wishes to run the examples for a given category, then one can simply
--category=<category-dir> option specifying the desired category's
directory name. For example, to run the examples for the
category, use the following:
$ perl6 bin/run-examples.pl --category=cookbook
Building the examples documentation
To build the examples documentation web pages, simply run
$ make html
or you can run the
htmlify.p6 script in the base directory:
$ perl6 htmlify.p6
After the pages have been generated, you can view them on your local
computer by starting the included
$ perl app.pl daemon
You can then view the examples documentation by pointing your web browser at http://localhost:3000.
"Perl 6 Examples" is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the Artistic License 2.0. (Note that, unlike the Artistic License 1.0, version 2.0 is GPL compatible by itself, hence there is no benefit to having an Artistic 2.0 / GPL disjunction.) See the file LICENSE for details.