The Parrot engine is sufficiently complete to implement a significant
subset of Perl 6. (And Perl 5, for that matter) Because of that, we're
looking for folks to pitch in and help write a perl 6 (or perl
5--that's fine too) parser. The parser itself can be written in Perl
5. You don't need any knowledge of the Parrot engine to start--we can
fill you in and get you going with that quickly enough.
Requirements? You'll have to be working on a platform that Parrot
builds on, with the tools you'll need to build Parrot, which includes
perl, a C compiler, a make tool, and a CVS client. You'll also have
to be willing to deal with a platform that's still a bit in
flux. (Count this as your chance to influence the design of the real
Perl 6 runtime engine)
Details? You'll be writing code that parses perl 6, and ultimately
spits out bytecode for the parrot engine. Nothing fancy, and the first
run may well be throwaway code, but that's just fine.
Interested? Subscribe to perl6-internals at perl.org (A link to the
archives is at dev.perl.org) and
we'll get you going.