Camelia, the Perl 6 bug

#perl6 IRC channel

Much real-time discussion happens on our IRC channel, #perl6 or 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.

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.
hugme
Hugs users, or adds them as collaborators to github projects.
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".
yoleaux
Provides various functions, such as leaving messages for people and translating text (see this handy reference for what yoleaux can do.)
ilogger2
Records everything said and done in the irc channel.