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Star, not 1.0. April, not March.

by masak (Scribe)
on Dec 17, 2009 at 16:42 UTC ( #813209=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to rakudo pre 1.0?

It's not Rakudo 1.0, it's Rakudo Star, and officially it's April, not March. See pmichaud's posts for more information.

That said, we in the Perl 6 community are very excited about Rakudo Star, and we think that it'll be quite nice. Mostly because what we have already is quite nice, and by April we'll have had time to clear up a few remaining issues, so Rakudo can be usable and useful for quite a number of people.


Comment on Star, not 1.0. April, not March.
Re: Star, not 1.0. April, not March.
by xiaoyafeng (Chaplain) on Dec 17, 2009 at 18:15 UTC

    Thanks for your point.

    It looks that too quietness on rakudo site recently make me delusion.

    Besides, since perl6 spec is still not stable, is there rich,friendly document along with rakudo star?



    I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction

      is there rich,friendly document along with rakudo star?

      a book, even.

      It will be both printed and available online for free, and hopefully in time for the Rakudo * release.

      Perl 6 - links to (nearly) everything that is Perl 6.
Re: Star, not 1.0. April, not March.
by llancet (Friar) on Dec 18, 2009 at 09:50 UTC
    But we may still need to wait for years until external perl6 packages become mature, such as Tk, Gtk, Bioperl...
    So should I convert to use ruby?
    :(
      But we may still need to wait for years until external perl6 packages become mature, such as Tk, Gtk, Bioperl...

      That's one way to see it. The other perspective is that they'll only become mature if people take care of them, write them, test them and use them. Waiting alone does not help.

      So should I convert to use ruby?
      From what? Perl 5? There's no reason not to use Perl 5 because Perl 6 doesn't do something yet. They are two languages from the common family known as "Perl", but if you don't like a person's sister you can still like (and work with) that person.
      Perl 6 - links to (nearly) everything that is Perl 6.

        From working perspective, perl5 is good enough to me, but from glue perspective, perl5 is not good.

        For example, It seems to me Inline, XS and embed Macro are not derived from pure perl5 culture. they are more like some hacking on working around.

        perl6 surly get rid of many shortcoming of perl5. but I'm interested to see how rakudo handle that problem. If it can link other languages resources(perl5, C, python etc) easily, I don't care when pure perl6 package become mature.



        I am trying to improve my English skills, if you see a mistake please feel free to reply or /msg me a correction

        Because I'm suffering from perl5's class and object system. I'm dreaming about owning a language with explicit grammar (or compile-time check) of attribute overloading.

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