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Re^12: The current state of Perl 6

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 20, 2010 at 08:11 UTC ( #835709=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^11: The current state of Perl 6
in thread The current state of Perl6

it seems to me that chromatic is a bit unfair in publishing drafts, because the word draft itself does not describe a finished product. how can you publish some book that noone can get anything from ? so suppose you're a client and you buy chromatic's book. it's a draft ! it does not describe a product, it describes a pre-production-ready early early version of Perl6 which is usable just about nowhere at the time being(although it's a nice language). I believe he's exploiting a market that doesn't exist because he exploits it much much too early.

Apparently Perl6 is very spoiled, it has specification waaaay before implementation, it has books waaaay before completion or a production-ready version. it exists on all blogs and people are talking about it yet it's not yet robust. It has advocates and people promoting it, although if someone were to really use Perl6 he wouldn't be able since it's not yet complete. Everything in Perl6 is extremely early.


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Re^13: The current state of Perl 6
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 20, 2010 at 08:26 UTC
    Everything in Perl6 is extremely early.

    Or just too late???
      nice one :) lulz
Re^13: The current state of Perl 6
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Apr 20, 2010 at 08:59 UTC
    so suppose you're a client and you buy chromatic's book. it's a draft ! it does not describe a product....

    You are more than welcome to test everything in the upcoming Rakudo Perl 6 book against the monthly Rakudo releases or any revision of Rakudo. If you find a bug, please report it. We will fix it. The book is the second highest priority after releasing Rakudo Star in the next couple of months.

    Every example not explicitly labeled as "experimental" will work (barring typos, which we hope to avoid) with Rakudo Star. The book will come out approximately the same time as Rakudo Star (I can't predict to the day how long it will take at the printer).

    The plan for the book is to cover only those features in which we have supreme confidence that they will remain unchanged through the lifetime of Perl 6.0. I don't think even Larry himself would sign a paper guaranteeing that, but we have high confidence in them.

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