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Re^2: The future of Perl?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Nov 06, 2014 at 20:36 UTC ( #1106428=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Time to party!

Like it's 1999?

I'm not a fan of 'pre-announcements'; teasers and the like. Hell! Even the fanbois are getting bored with those.

Even what little supporting description there is, is divisive: "outlasted the naysayers".

The majority of those categorised and denigrated as naysayers; were previously enthusiasts and even contributors, worn down and turned off by the endless premature hyperbole; constant bickering; repeated reboots; never-ending next Christmases. Not to mention that "even its designers said it was impossible."

Will I read/watch the event? Sure. Will I watch it live? Depends if there are any reruns showing of "Star Trek Into Darkness" or "Matrix Revolutions" showing on catchup that day.

But I will watch/read it. Eventually. But my expectations will be very low.

With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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Re^3: The future of Perl?
by Laurent_R (Canon) on Nov 08, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
    I may be wrong, but I have the feeling that we are getting really near this time to have a real Perl 6, possibly not yet really full-fledged, but pretty close, the performance improvement has been quite massive over the last year, Perl 6 seems to be able to use existing Perl 5 modules (including XS or Inline C modules, it seems).

    It seems to me that that Perl 6 development is really getting into another dimension this time. What I have used so far in my Perl 6 experiments was still not entirely satisfactory, but there has been a very clear improvement. I haven't made any detailed study, but it seems to me that programs are running at almost satisfactory speed (compared to Perl 5), just compiling is still quite slow. If my impression is right, I would not care too much, a few seconds lost on compilation time don't matter for me when I work on GB-long files.

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