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Re^4: Perl 6 ... dead?

by zby (Vicar)
on Sep 02, 2004 at 08:43 UTC ( #387837=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Perl 6 ... dead?
in thread Perl 6 ... dead?

The design of Perl 6 was started with RFC's. I cannot imagine how this can be considered secret.

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Re^5: Perl 6 ... dead?
by jryan (Vicar) on Sep 02, 2004 at 17:56 UTC

    Ok, and after that process was over, how has Perl6 been designed?

      In large part, Perl 6 has been designed not by a committee. (By special request of the committee...)

        Yeah, and you've done a really good job of it. I'm not saying that language-design by non-committe is a bad idea.

        However, there's still *years* worth of work in documentation, testing, and library writing still to do before Perl6 can really be production ready. The problem is that as it stands now, none of that work can be started because everyone that is non-cabal is in the dark about the details. Can't the rest of us do *something* in the meantime?

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[Your Mother]: Stick with what you know. Or post a SOPW and if it's not complicated I guarantee someone will answer; me if it's straightforward and no one else gets it better first.
[1nickt]: ++YourMother (Grammar Vigilante of Bristol)
[Lady_Aleena]: Um, how does grep do multiline? print "$file:$_" if grep { /get_(array|hash| data)\(.+\)/ } $_; only returns the same 18 lines the command line grep does.
[Lady_Aleena]: my scratchpad has what I have so far.
[choroba]: what do you mean by multiline?
[Discipulus]: thanks 1nickt!
[choroba]: grep is a filter, it selects elements from a list based on a boolean condition
[moritz]: you need to read the file in one go to do a multiline regex match
[erix]: ha ha, I like the Vigilante
[Lady_Aleena]: Forget it. I'm getting angry with it.

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