|Perl: the Markov chain saw|
Re^13: A "Perl-7" that I could actually USE right nowby raiph (Chaplain)
|on Dec 20, 2013 at 09:55 UTC||Need Help??|
TL;DR Based on an audit, I estimate about 100 of the 120+ P6 advent articles of the last 5 years remain 100% current; about 5 to 10 are fundamentally broken; most of the remainder have only trivial problems.
Update David Warring has begun working his way through the advent posts creating tests for the code in them
How many years of advent articles no longer work because they only ran on Pugs or Necza or Parrot and those are now broken?
(Fwiw I think some contributors to these projects would say they're not broken.)
Using the P6 advent search box to search thru the 5 years worth of advent articles:
How many no longer run because the design of Perl-6 changed?
I'm not currently willing to go thru all 100+ articles. I've gone thru the first 10 articles for 2009 and 2011 and entered the examples in a current Rakudo. Afaict, all of the 2009 articles remain 100% valid and two of the 2011 articles generate a message (both trivial to fix):
How many no longer run because they use some library that no longer runs?
Other than the CLR libraries used by Niecza, I didn't see any articles with this problem in the sampling I went thru.
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