[sf-perl] code self study group

Joseph Brenner doomvox at gmail.com
Tue May 24 12:11:50 PDT 2016

"Built-in set operations...wherever might we have already had this
since the mid-1970s?"

Yeah, exactly.

But it's a minor peeve of mine with perl5 that there's no standard set
operations package in the core library, so every time I need something
like a set difference I have to re-think how I want to do it.  I
thought it was kind of cool when I realized that perl6 has set ops in
the core, not just in a library, and it's funny that you can use the
standard mathematical symbols in unicode...

(Perl 6: APL for a new generation.)

On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 11:35 AM, David Fetter <david at fetter.org> wrote:
> On Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:28:21AM -0700, Joseph Brenner wrote:
>> Just thought I'd mention that I've been hanging around with these guys lately:
>>   http://www.meetup.com/codeselfstudy/
>> This is folks with laptops hanging around in a meeting room at the
>> library, Wednesdays starting around 10am.  Seems like a
>> javascript/python crowd, mostly, some more perl folks would not be a
>> bad thing.
>> Myself I'll probably be playing around with the R statistical
>> language/application,
> The cool kids have moved onto SciPy/NumPy (C and FORTRAN wrappers) and
> Julia for performance reasons.
>> though I keep meaning to look at perl6 some more (I think the
>> built-in set operations look interesting...).
> Built-in set operations...wherever might we have already had this
> since the mid-1970s?
> I'm starting to understand how you feel bout all that stuff in emacs
> that people pooh-pooh'ed.
>> They do cafe gatherings on Saturdays as well. This one is in
>> Berkeley, at that library that's next door to the Thai temple.
> Neato!
> Cheers,
> David.
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