[Purdue-pm] Perl Mongers Tuesday is NOW

Bradley Andersen bradley.d.andersen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 10:49:30 PDT 2010

Maybe I'll get what my mom called a "swift kick in the pants" for this
question, but:

We've all seen horrible and non-existent documentation for
$cool_new_thing.  BUT WHY?? Perl 6 has been in development for what,
10 years now? There is no excuse for the documentation to not be
there.  I would say this about any platform.

When you write something you expect others to use, tell them what the
flip it does and how the flip to use it.

I simply don't understand this.


On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Rick Westerman <westerman at purdue.edu> wrote:
> Today we have a very nice report from Joe on the recent YAPC -- bottom line:
> nice talks and very nice people.
> Then Mark gave a short report on the state of Perl 6 and the lack of
> documentation -- bottom line: not ready for prime time.
> I went through the 'data presentation' challenge problem and my
> Template::Toolkit solution -- bottom line: TT is harder to get correct than
> I thought.
> Dave then presented his Javascript/CSS solution to the challenge problem --
> bottom line:  looks nice; are there JS templates that could be used?
> Next month.  More on Perl 6, Derrick's and my talks on Taverna and Galaxy,
> more on the challenge problem.
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