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Re: "I can now use Perl 5's DBI in Perl 6 :)"

by carlosdelrey
on Aug 27, 2014 at 20:56 UTC ( #1098813=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to "I can now use Perl 5's DBI in Perl 6 :)"

Oh good, this has to be the fifth or sixth proof of concept of cramming useful code into perl-6. I look forward to this one fizzling out in a couple of months just like all the others.

Didn't someone ask for a lot of money from TPF to get something like this running last year? I remember commenting on that and saying "This will fizzle out, like all of the other attempts." Whatever happened to that?

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Re^2: "I can now use Perl 5's DBI in Perl 6 :)"
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 28, 2014 at 01:43 UTC

    There are basically 3 sane ways to do P5/Rakudo interop:

    1. let Rakudo parse Perl5 (-> v5)
    2. call into libperl via Rakudo's C FFI (-> Inline::Perl5)
    3. properly integrate the Perl5 object system into 6model (-> diakopter's grant)

    All of these approaches have their pros and cons.

      There are basically 3 sane ways to do P5/Rakudo interop:

      Given:

      1. all the years put into libperl;
      2. plus the fact that it is a moving target;
      3. and that it is known to be, as near as makes no difference, impossible to emulate all its functionality, quirks and bugs with any degree of accuracy

      I'd say that there is only one sane way to do P5/Rakudo interop, and that's your option 2.

      Which as I read it, is what the OP is announcing.


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Re^2: "I can now use Perl 5's DBI in Perl 6 :)"
by CountZero (Bishop) on Aug 30, 2014 at 08:43 UTC
    Very "helpful" attitude you show here. You seem to have appointed yourself to be "the crusader against helping Perl6 move along". Please do us all a favour and go away.

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Re^2: "I can now use Perl 5's DBI in Perl 6 :)"
by RonW (Parson) on Aug 28, 2014 at 16:56 UTC

    Is it really taking Perl 6 this long (14 years) to become useful?

      Nope. It's taking Perl6 fourteen years to become a few months from being useful. Again.

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