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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • That is a big one to swallow.

    I like A5, but it is dramatic. It will piss off alot of hum-buggers.

    Mostly, it makes me wonder how long it will take to build perl6. Much of my apprehension is allieviated by the thought that perl6 will not show up in my lifetime :)
    • Re:Oh shee-it (Score:3, Interesting)

      I like A5, but it is dramatic. It will piss off alot of hum-buggers.

      You really think so? I can't think of any significant way in which Larry's proposal isn't a vast improvement on what we have now: more readable, more consistent, better optimized for the common cases, more powerful. What do you think they'll object to? (That's not a rhetorical question: I'd really like to know.)

      Mostly, it makes me wonder how long it will take to build perl6. Much of my apprehension is allieviated by the thought that pe
      • What do you think they'll object to?

        Backwards compatibility with Perl 5 people can get used to, as they use less Perl 5. Incompatibility with egrep, vi, mod_rewrite, et al could be harder to overcome. They aren't all completely compatible at the moment, but at least things like character classes are similar. I can see people not liking having to learn a completely different regexp syntax just for Perl.

        It also depends on how many other languages pick up Perl 6 regexes. It'd be bizarre to find Java an

        • Yeah... character classes were also number one on my list of "things that I'll miss knowing how to do in Perl6".

          I know they'll still be there, but the syntax will be different -- and pretty much all other regex languages will still allow [aeiou], only Perl6 will require <[aeiou]> (or perhaps <vowel>?). So I won't be able to carry over my knowledge directly.
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