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Re: The current state of Perl6

by CountZero (Bishop)
on Apr 19, 2010 at 10:28 UTC ( #835424=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The current state of Perl6

Our opinion on Perl6 or our opinion on the discussion on Reddit?

CountZero

A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James


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Re^2: The current state of Perl6
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 19, 2010 at 10:29 UTC
    oppinion on Perl6's production-readiness
      Depends on your definition of "production ready", but I would not yet use it in any mission critical applications. And with Perl 5.12 now out, I do not yet see a pressing reason to switch to Perl 6 yet.

      CountZero

      A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James

        so it's not production-ready.
      oppinion on Perl6's production-readiness

      Note that this is not what's been discussed in the reddit thread (but rather if it's practical).

      Anyway, it's not yet production ready, for most values of "production" that you can come up with.

      I do occasionally solve problems in Perl 6 where it's much better suited than Perl 5, but usually when I want something stable that will still work in 2 years without any maintenance, I use Perl 5.

      Rakudo is now in need of early adopters to shake out bugs, and to tell the developers which areas need the most work to become "production ready" (which can mean a whole lot of different things depending on othe use case).

      Perl 6 - links to (nearly) everything that is Perl 6.
        So, people are using perl6 code at this time? And, if so what are the results? I am wondering are the people who upgrade perl 5 working on perl 6 as well? It just seems it is taking an extremely long time 10 plus years to come out with a production usable version. Second, it seems there has been every excuse in the world on the site as to reasons why this version or a delay occurs every month. Maybe some other open source people should assist with finishing up a production version of perl6?

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