[Purdue-pm] Perl 6

Mark Senn mark at purdue.edu
Mon Feb 6 05:37:04 PST 2017

(The information below is based on information pointed to by
and other sources.)

A $42.99 partial draft of _Think Perl 6, How to Think Like a Computer
Scientist_ is out.  See
for more info.  I'll request that Purdue Libraries add this to
so Purdue folks can read it for free.

Comment from me: Learning Perl 6 all at one time may be prohibitively
difficult.  I suggest using it for very easy prorams now.  It will be
easier to learn that way---it would be easy to put off learning Perl 6
and not be able to save time in the long run---my uncle still programs
in COBOL as his primary (and I think only) language other than maybe some
shell aliases.  I think Perl 6 is a much better language than Perl 5.

Perl QA Hackathon has been renamed Perl Toolchain Summut.

Rakudo Star (a useful and usable production distribution of Perl 6)
is available.  See
This is an easiest way to install Perl 6 on a Linux computer---I haven't
tried other opeerating systems.

YAPC::NA (Yet Another Perl Conference, North America) has been renamed
The Perl Conference, NA.  Call for presentations is open---deadline is
2017-03-06 (that's an ISO 8601 date for March 6).  Comment from me: I
prefer watching the talks on You Tube.  It's cheaper and more efficient
than going to the conference---overall (based on 24 hour days) the
information density of the conference is pretty low.


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