[Purdue-pm] Follow up on Per 6 objects

Dave Jacoby jacoby at purdue.edu
Wed Feb 13 07:58:24 PST 2008

Rick Westerman wrote:
>    Mark's talk last night about Perl 6 objects or, more appropriately, 
> the lack of Perl 6 brings up this add-on to Perl 5.  It is a way to 
> bring a lot of Perl 6 objects to Perl 5.  The add-on is called 'Moose' 
> and, as the author succinctly  put it,
>    "I built Moose because I was tired of writing the same old boring 
> Perl 5 OO code, and drooling over Perl 6 OO. So instead of switching to 
> Ruby, I wrote Moose :)"
> http://search.cpan.org/dist/Moose/lib/Moose.pm
> http://search.cpan.org/dist/Moose
>     IMHO, it would be a good idea to have one (or more) of us look over 
> Moose and report back at the next PM technical meeting.   Any takers?

I'll hunt Moose.

>     Another IMHO, after Mark's talk last night I am beginning to doubt 
> if we will ever see Perl 6 in production.  Since Perl 5 is getting a 
> beating from the other modern languages, e.g., PHP, Python, Java, Ruby 
> and even JavaScript, it seems like the way that Perl will survive is to 
> bolt on the good ideas into Perl 5 ... even at the risk of making the 
> language yet more cumbersome and not clean.

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