[Buffalo-pm] Parrot...hmm..What about Perl6
rdice at pobox.com
Mon Nov 12 11:10:29 PST 2007
I agree, Perl 6 has the promise to be a really great programming language.
The various people and teams of people who are currently working to
implement Perl 6 are working on it as much as they reasonably (or in many
cases, unreasonably) can, especially given that it is a volunteer effort.
You can join that effort. Volunteers are welcome, needed, and make a big
difference. For instance, of the people I know who are on this list, Jim
Keenan is a very committed volunteer. Maybe you could talk to him about
ways you can make a difference too?
On Nov 12, 2007 9:52 AM, phil <phil at turboschedule.com> wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> I'd like Perl6 to be available as soon as possible.
> The 'cleaner' syntax, curried functions and prototyping of Perl6 are of
> interest to me.
> Some of the 'esoteric' featues like macros that can modify
> the AST or changing the Perl6 grammar (like Acme::Dot or overload) are
> interesting. Not sure how useful they would be though (cf, Damian's paper
> OO in Perl)
> I'd like better performance than Perl5 and I guess this is where Parrot's
> optimized JIT comes in. My cursory look at the performance of the
> various Perl(s) (cf, http://www.sidhe.org/~timeparrot/graphs/A/<http://www.sidhe.org/%7Etimeparrot/graphs/A/>)
> that the Parrot optimized JIT is promising.
> On Thursday 08 November 2007 03:08 pm, Richard Dice wrote:
> > Hi Phil,
> > I was wondering, do you have a specific interest in when Perl 6 will be
> > released, or was this more of a curiosity-driven question?
> > Cheers,
> > Richard
> > On Nov 8, 2007 5:37 AM, phil <phil at turboschedule.com> wrote:
> > > I asked Damian Conway about the status of Perl6.
> > > I was encouraged by his reply (cf, below).
> > >
> > > -Phil
> > > -----------------------------------------------------------
> > > In part, Damian said:
> > >
> > > Perl 6 is very much alive.
> > >
> > > We're working very hard on at least three parallel implementation
> > > efforts, which are feeding off each other. We also have a complete
> > > grammar for
> > > Perl 6 specified (in Perl 6 itself!) so we're moving much closer to
> > > having a
> > > full interpreter for the language.
> > >
> > >
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