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Re^3: Reasons for Using "Perl6" (don't need to earn a living?)

by Arunbear (Prior)
on Dec 23, 2017 at 21:56 UTC ( #1206127=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Reasons for Using "Perl6" (don't need to earn a living?)
in thread Reasons for Using Perl 6

Could you say more about the facts of it being production-ready?

You acknowledged the ecosystem issue. But isn't that a major part of production-readiness? I just had a look around, but it seems not quite CPAN like e.g clicking on any of the modules there takes you to various github pages, so the documentation and other benefits of CPAN aren't there. Is there a plan for it to be more like CPAN?

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Re^4: Reasons for Using "Perl6" (don't need to earn a living?)
by Laurent_R (Canon) on Dec 23, 2017 at 22:53 UTC
    Yes, I agree with you, Arunbear, the ecosystem is a major part of production readiness. And I said that the P6 ecosystem is not as rich and mature as its Perl 5 counterpart, but that does not mean that it is inexistent, far from that. As I said, there are several hundred modules out there. You have a module installer (it's callef zef, it used to be Panda, but Panda has been replaced with zef a few months ago), which, as far as I tell, works flawlessly. And you have modules which make it possible to run Perl 5 modules (so almost the whole CPAN), as well as C, C++, Python and Java libraries.

    I am not quite sure about all the details at this point, but it is now possible to upload Perl 6 modules to the CPAN. I suppose the existing modules will be moved to the CPAN with time.

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