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Re^4: ** operator in perl

by deprecated (Priest)
on Feb 03, 2009 at 23:32 UTC ( #741141=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: ** operator in perl
in thread ** operator in perl

All this makes me think I'm going to have to re-learn perl or stick with Ruby. :(

Tilly is my hero.

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Re^5: ** operator in perl
by Zen (Deacon) on Feb 04, 2009 at 20:51 UTC
    Perl 5 and 6 have less in common than Haskell and 6. Actually, 6 is called perl because it is written by the same author(s). Proof? It doesn't run 5 code. So yes, you will have to learn this whole new language or find something new that suits you.
      Perl 5 and 6 have less in common than Haskell and 6.

      Let's see. Haskell is a pure, lazy, functional language with latent static typing. Perl 6 is an operator-oriented multiple-paradigm language with some laziness guarantees and optional manifest dynamic typing. Perl 5 is an operator-oriented multiple-paradigm language with syntactically-ignored manifest typing.

      I really don't see the Haskell/Perl 6 similarities.

        One example, significant whitespace.
      To quote S01:
      Migration in the other direction is also important. In Perl 6 mode, one can drop back to Perl 5 mode with use v5 at the beginning of a lexical block. Such blocks may be nested

      Please stop spreading FUD.

        I guess it means more when timtoady says it than I do. Sigh. So you are compiling perl code on haskell compiler then, with ability to share data structures and code completely between haskellperl and perl 5? So all the cpan will be migrated happily?

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