Camelia, the Perl 6 bug

#perl6 IRC channel

Much real-time discussion happens on our IRC channel, #perl6 on irc.freenode.net.

We try to be very nice to newcomers, so feel free to join us, and ask any Perl 6 questions you might have.

#perl6

We discuss questions about Perl 6, how to install a compiler, proposals for small enhancements to the specification, ideas for new modules - you name it.

If you don't have an IRC client installed, you can use your browser to connect to IRC.

If you missed an interesting discussion on #perl6 - don't worry, there are public logs available. These logs also turn many Perl 6 specific abbreviations into links, or explain them when you hover with the mouse over them. A different logging facility can be found on colabti.org.

Please do not ask for help on Perl 5 topics in #perl6.

Bots

A variety of IRC bots make our life easier, here's a short explanation of what they do - courtesy by frettled.

benchable
An IRC bot for benchmarking code at a given commit of Rakudo. It can be addressed by its full name ('benchable6') or its short name ('bench'). It will run the given code five times and return the minimum amount of time taken.
bisectable
This bot is meant to help you find when something got broken. If you want to know if something has ever worked use Committable instead.
bloatable
An IRC bot for running bloaty on libmoar.so files of MoarVM. It can be addressed by its full name ('bloatable6') or its short name ('bloat' or 'bloaty'). It will run bloaty and pass one or more libmoar.so files from different revisions of MoarVM.
buggable
RT queue search and utility bot.
camelia
Perl 6 code evaluation bot. We use this for live testing of code that may be of interest to others; it chats back to the channel. perl6: my $a; will result in a test against latest revisions of rakudo and niecza, nqp: say('foo') will test nqp, std: my $a will parse the expression using STD.pm6. For other compilers, try "camelia: help".
committable
An IRC bot for running code at a given commit of Rakudo. It can be addressed by its full name ('committable6') or its short names ('commit', 'c').
coverable
An IRC bot for creating a coverage report of the Rakudo (and NQP) source lines that were hit while running the code you give it. The first option is the commit, the second (optional) option is the filter for what lines of the MoarVM-generated coverage log you want, the third is the code to run.
dalek
Announces commits made to various projects relevant to Perl 6, such as implementations of Perl 6 and some of the repositories owned by Perl 6.
evalable
Evalable is just Committable that defaults to HEAD.
Geth
A less buggy and Perl 6 version of dalek.
greppable
An IRC bot for grepping through the module ecosystem. It can be addressed by its full name ('greppable6') or its short name ('grep').
huggable
Let's you .hug people in the channel.
ilbot
IRC logging bot.
nativecallable
an IRC bot for generating Perl 6 NativeCall code from C definitions. It can be addressed by its full name ('nativecallable6') or its short name ('nativecall'). The bot is using App::GPTrixie to do the conversion.
quotable
An IRC bot for searching messages in the IRC log. It can be addressed by its full name ('quotable6') or its short name ('quote').
releasable
An IRC bot for getting information about the upcoming release. It can be addressed by its full name ('releasable6') or its short name ('release'). As a user, you are probably only interested in its only command “status”. It tells when the next release is going to happen and how many blockers are there.
SourceBaby
Core source code locator
squashable
An IRC bot for the Monthly Bug Squash Day (a.k.a. Community Bug SQUASHathon). It can be addressed by its full name ('squashable6') or its short name ('squash'). It can tell you when the next even is going to happen and what's the current status of the active event. Also, it will also announce changes to the repo.
statisfiable
An IRC bot that can gather stats across rakudo builds. It can be addressed by its full name ('statisfiable6') or its short name ('stat'). For most commands it will reply with a gist that has a graph and the raw data. Note that stats are cached, but it takes some time for it to generate the graph, so be patient.
synopsebot6
Creates links to the synopses and turns mentions of RT ticket numbers into clickable RT links.
Undercover
Very similar to SourceBaby, except points to perl6.wtf indicating stresstest coverage of code.
unicodable
An IRC bot for getting interesting information about Unicode characters. It can be addressed by its full name ('unicodable6') or its short name ('u').
yoleaux
Provides various functions, such as leaving messages for people and translating text (see this handy reference for what yoleaux can do.)
ZofBot
Semi-coherent conversationalist. Talks only in #perl6-dev