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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Whenever I here someone say "Why are we wasting time doing $this_thing, when we should be doing $that_thing" I get a little annoyed, and it someone you have to guard yourself against.

    Whether $this_thing is the JavaScript backend, or Strawberry Perl, or PPI (ALL of which I've seen people use) it's inevitably wrong, because this isn't business, and you don't have to just pick one.

    Open Source coding is far more like evolution, you can go BOTH ways at the same time if you can find two people to work on it, and
    • Whenever I here someone say "Why are we wasting time doing $this_thing, when we should be doing $that_thing" I get a little annoyed, and it someone you have to guard yourself against.

      Me too.

      However, I find the existence of multiple Perl 6 "implementations" that implement basically only the procedural part of Perl 6 exceedingly uninteresting. I could do that, and the only computer science or software development class I've ever taken was in Apple II BASIC in 1983 or 1984.

      I suppose it's nice that peo

      • This is just a quite note saying Pugs has been supporting roles, in the form of simple mixins, for more than a month now, and full-fledged role support via Moose/MO is coming up right after this release. Also, Pugs is (at least on this MacBook) about 5x faster than it was compared to this April, and the smoke test takes less than 15 minutes here. It's not as fast as I'd like it to be, but it's not as painful anymore.
    • Whenever I here someone say "Why are we wasting time doing $this_thing, when we should be doing $that_thing" I get a little annoyed, and it someone you have to guard yourself against.

      I knew such remarks could be both offensive and stupid, so I simply said that in my mind. Don't worry. :)

      I think open source development is all about freedom...not only the freedom of the products it produces, but also the freedom of the design decisions the developers make. The audience may have the right to make comments, or