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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.
    • 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 complexity.
      3. Larry has been taking on increasngly difficult topics, as the foundation for them is laid.
      I would expect that A8-11 and A12-29 will be somewhat lighter weight. The standard library and module construction are the only REALLY big bits that are left.
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      Yet Another Just another perl hacker, // essays.ajs.com