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Re^2: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)

by Wassercrats
on Sep 01, 2004 at 07:23 UTC ( #387419=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
in thread Perl 6 ... dead?

Sounds like I missed the good parts of his speech. Seemed like I was listening to stories about screensavers and his medical problems for an hour.

If the part about the compiler means I'll be able to protect my scripts by converting them into bytecode, I guess I'll be switching to Perl 6 faster than I thought.


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Re^3: Perl 6 ... dead? (no, just convalescing)
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 01, 2004 at 07:41 UTC
    Protect from what? Reuse? No. Reading? No. You mean protect your comments? I guess.
      I want them to be as protected from copying and viewing (the source code) as possible for a computer program, and that's not possible with Perl 5 scripts.
        Yes it is
        Having reviewed VarStructor, I think you need a way to protect your code from being executed as well. Technically speaking, I think deletion fulfills both of our requirements of your code.
Re^3: Perl 6 ... dead? (flame)
by Pragma (Scribe) on Sep 02, 2004 at 04:28 UTC
    You raise a good point, Wassercrats. Although we're accustomed to protecting things of value, for instance, gold, diamonds, and Munch paintings, we must not forget that things deemed harmful to humanity, such as nuclear waste, minefields, and Michael Jackson, must also be guarded to prevent the curious, naive, or stupid from injuring themselves through accidental or intentional contact with them.

    In other words, if compiled Perl 6 means that you nobody will ever have to set eyes upon your source code again, then I wish the Perl 6 developers godspeed in their task.

    ps: B::Bytecode can compile your Perl source code today. What are you waiting for?

    Considered: DaWolf delete: Flamebait. Not useful at all for the parent node or the discussion
    Unconsidered: ysth enough keep votes - Keep/Edit/Delete: 19/1/9

      I know you wanted to add more heat to your flame by appearing to be a regular monk, but I see you just registered to flame me, so it didn't work.

      This is one of the reasons inactive monks should be deleted after a certain period of time. They use up good handles.

        Sorry to burst your ego-bubble, but I didn't register to flame you. I registered earlier today to post a japh.

        The unbridled stupidity evinced by your latest downvote magnet simply compelled my response.

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