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Tuesday October 23, 2001
07:06 AM

Perl 6 considered wonderful

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So, a while back on the London.pm mailing list there was a certain amount of fear and loathing about Perl 6 and its development process.

I don't think the Perl 6 process is scary. I think the work that's been done so far is inspiring, so I took my replies on that thread, polished 'em up and turned them into an article, which you should be able to read on perl.com tomorrow.

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  • Great article Piers. Although some of the 'obvious' Perl6 code examples weren't exactly obvious to me I suspect that's more to do with a lack of grounding in the area - 'currying' is what I do to gravy beef...

    I feel more comfortable now with Perl 6 but have't put the Programming Ruby book back on the top shelf just yet.
    • Thanks a lot, I enjoyed writing it (it almost wrote itself...)

      I have the pickaxe book around here somewhere and it's great. Must learn more about Ruby, if only so I can steal ideas and stick 'em back in Perl 6 modules. and if it all goes pear shaped, at least I'll be able to program in another cool language.

      As for understanding the 'obvious' code, once you get the tao of the 'assertion' example, you'll be a long way to understanding currying and a bunch of other stuff. The trouble is, if I'd taken the t