At TPC in Glasgow I held two talks (slides and Video stored or linked on my domain as linked on conference site) about my module Perl6::Math::Matrix. To me the most interesting parts of this talk were musings about how to write a good API in and for Perl 6. And since I already got from the audience a lot of good suggestion(, which are all implemented by now [by the critic or me]), I will write here also a series of posts about this topic and maybe get some inspirations more.
At TPC in Amsterdam I gave 2 lightning talks under the title perldoc -O. It was a questionary for the attendance which should give me some orientation which feature to prioritize or how to modify them best. I also spoke and mailed with all people I deemed relevant and want now to lay out the feature set I want to achieve with the rewrite.
As I talked during YAPC::EU with fellow Perl 6 fanboy mäsak about his (GOTO considered awesome) and mine (Perl 6 operators) recent talk I just summarized something I said and something he said and its just one little thought you might find nice too: Because normally as programmers we see it as as best practice from engineering point and so called best practices to have small manageable units (blocks, sub's classes,) and link them together as loosely as possible.