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Perl6 Meta-Model Working Documents

This set of documents is an ongoing attempt to create a meta-model for Perl 6. Each document serves it's own specific purpose and should (to some degree) be read in order. What follows is that order:

The Documents

meta_meta_classes.pod

This document attemtps to clarify (and hopefully simplify) the all too hairy topic of MetaClasses. This may not be the correct or one and only way to view the concept of MetaClasses; many books have been written on the subject which all use subtly different concepts and terminology.

This document uses a very bottom-up approach to illustrate a meta-meta-class system, which may or may not be how we approach the perl6 meta-model.

The sole purpose of this document is to explain the idea of MetaClasses as simply as possible to that the

create_your_own_object_model.pod

This document attempts to build on the concepts found in the meta_meta_classes.pod document and illustrate how one might use that information.

Again, this is just for the purposes of explaining meta-models and may or may not be how the Perl6 meta-model is constructed.

perl6_meta_model.pod

This document hopes to provide the working basis for the Perl 6 Meta-Model; in a sense, it builds on the brief notes at the end of Synopsis 12 (see S12) that describe introspection, and carries it to its logical conclusion.

This document is purposfully denser than the previous documents. Nuff said.