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Tuesday September 26, 2006
12:26 PM

Perl Advent?

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Advent is a happy time around the Brunton household. To begin with, it means Christmas is coming. I'm a big fan of Christmas. Each Sunday of Advent, we invite a couple friends over and have dinner. Maybe light a candle on the Advent wreath.

But this year... this year it's looking like it may be the biggest Advent *ever*! And not just because we have babies in the house now. Tucked away at the end of his State of the Onion is the following tidbit from one Mr. Larry Wall:

"Now, anyone who has been following along at home knows that we never, ever promise a delivery date for Perl 6. Nevertheless, I can point out that many of us hope to have most of a Perl 6 parser written in Perl 6 by this Christmas."

Can it be?

Every time someone logs in to #perl6 and asks "when will it be done?" (this happens a couple times a week), there is always a collective cheer from the crowd of LambdaCamels hanging out there:


But nobody will ever say which Christmas.

Until now.

Perl 6 Advent anyone? I'm thinking

  • Old Testament readings (Perl <=5)
  • New Testament readings (Perl 6)
  • An Epistle (Synopses?)
  • And some Psalms (Perl poetry)

This is not to mention Apocrypha, Apocalypses, and Exegesese. Maybe when it's all done, we'll turn it into the Perl Catechism.

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