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Re^10: Will Perl 6 Replace Perl 5?

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Sep 24, 2010 at 03:50 UTC ( #861724=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^9: Will Perl 6 Replace Perl 5?
in thread Will Perl 6 Replace Perl 5?

Yes, but how stable is the specification?

I suspect—and speak only for myself here—that the Perl 6.0.0 specification will be complete right about the same time that Rakudo (or another implementation) implements all of the specification.

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Re^11: Will Perl 6 Replace Perl 5?
by phaylon (Curate) on Sep 24, 2010 at 12:42 UTC

    That's an awesome answer! I know that you can only speak for yourself, but if the Perl 6 community deems Rakudo a good testbed for the specification, that's something an ecosystem can be built on. If an early-adopter rule-of-thumb is that "stuff that has been in Rakudo for a while is relatively safe," people can use that subset to start writing libraries they feel safe to release.

    Thanks again, since I can now start imagining how a Perl 6 CPAN would form, and know what to watch out for to step on to the Perl 6 train.


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      I know that you can only speak for yourself, but if the Perl 6 community deems Rakudo a good testbed for the specification, that's something an ecosystem can be built on.

      Every implementation is a testbed for the specification, and different implementations focus on different aspects.

      Rakudo is just the one that focuses on wide spread usability.

      We are also working on a module ecosystem. There's http://modules.perl6.org/ with a list of modules we know about; there's a prototype module installer being worked on, a prototype smoke tester (results here) and so on.

      It's just that most of the people that are motivated to work on it are involved in far too many other Perl 6 projects, and so often only allocate small time slices for the module ecosystem.

      If somebody wants to shape the Perl 6 ecosystem, now would be great time. We have some modules, and people are asking how to install them. Stepping up now and writing runnable code for a module installer or a module repository would surely be a greatly appreciated by the Perl 6 community.

      Perl 6 - links to (nearly) everything that is Perl 6.

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