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Re^7: The current state of Perl 6

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 20, 2010 at 16:21 UTC ( #835814=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

do share your conclusion

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Re^8: The current state of Perl 6
by igelkott (Priest) on Apr 20, 2010 at 22:09 UTC
    do share your conclusion

    My main point was just to show appreciation for one of the nice posts in this thread. Loosely implied is also an admiration of the work that has been done on this huge, volunteer project.

    But, in answer to your (anonymous) question, I sort of felt that Perl 6 had quietly faded away several years ago. I'd see references to it now and then but nothing to suggest it would ever fully materialize. The 6-ish stuff released (Moose, etc) could possibly spur greater interest or actually steal the thunder. Would a full Perl 6 be worth the added effort?

    The feeling I have now is that Perl 6 has gathered momentum and will indeed break through. It will certainly have some rough edges and compatibility issues but should be interesting and usable.

    I don't know if I'll completely embrace the new paradigm or just stay in my safe world of Perl 5. Of course, I managed to tear myself away from Perl 4 when I thought that it was the pinnacle of evolution (compared to C, sh and awk).

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[Corion]: Cosmic37: Ah, see perlfaq4, about How do I compute the intersection of two arrays
[Cosmic37]: I am out of practice; I use Perl for scientific programming for number crunching
[Corion]: Cosmic37: Basically, you read one file into a hash, keyed by your key, and then match the lines from the second file to that hash
[Cosmic37]: note that the two files only have datetimes which may match whereas other data per line is different format in file1 and file2 - is that really intersection?
[jedikaiti]: Hi Monks
[Corion]: Cosmic37: Well, if you want to use only parts of a line for the key, see split or whatever other mechanism to extract the key from the line
[Corion]: Hi jedikaiti!
[Cosmic37]: is there a webpage for full CB for this chat rather than side panel chat?
[Cosmic37]: thank you for advice
[Cosmic37]: peach greets jedi

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