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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Has anyone else noticed that these documents keep getting exponentially longer, both in time to produce and content involved. It seems as if there is some sort of cosmic constant that keeps these things in check.
    • Well, not quite exponentially, but this one is big {grin}.

      It makes sense, though (at least in my feeble mind). Objects are a Big Topic. As much as I *like* Perl's current OO (the flexibility and optionability are big bonuses in my book) there were many (some valid (again in my feeble mind's eye)) complaints.

      I've been too busy with $day_job to really dig into (A|E)12, but given the track record of Perl's creator and supporting staff, I'm pretty sure I'll be pleasantly surprised when I do.

      -- Douglas
      • As only a casual observer of Perl 6, this was the first Ap. that I didn't read fully. Something about the 80 pages in the printer-friendly format scared me off.

        However, between the new Apocali and Parrot progress, I'm planning on looking at Perl 6 Essentials 2nd ed. this summer.
    • They are not *all* longer (A2 was longer than A3).

          219 A01.html
          806 A02.html
          755 A03.html
         1648 A04.html
         1903 A05.html
         2765 A06.html
         2941 A12.html
         3418 E07.html

      but your point is well taken, and yes, the length has been going up. This is because:

      1. Perl 6 has become increasingly well defined with each paper, and so the number of previous details you have to tie in to grows
      2. The topic covered have increased in
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      Yet Another Just another perl hacker, // essays.ajs.com