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  • by colomon (8994) on 2009.12.27 20:25 (#71443) Journal
    I've used Perl professionally since 1995 or so. I saw someone (Damian maybe?) give a presentation on Perl 6 back in 2004 (I think) and was instantly hooked -- it was just obviously better than Perl 5 on a number of issues important to me. So I'm pitching in to help get a Perl 6 compiler to the point where I can start using it everywhere I use Perl! But also, it is a great pleasure to work on a system with good tests and where small changes can accomplish useful things. My $work all too frequently involves arcane changes to complicated things leading to 8+ hour test runs on a fast quad core machine and then reading the tea leaves to try to figure out if the system actually performs better after the changes. It's nice to remember that programming can actually be fun...