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Re^10: The current state of Perl6

by Boldra (Deacon)
on Apr 26, 2010 at 06:57 UTC ( #836844=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^9: The current state of Perl6
in thread The current state of Perl6

Sysadmin task I had last month: take a range of 20_000 IP addresses, find out which ones have windows hosts at the end of them, update a 'tools' directory on each.

what use would I have for concurrency??

- Boldra

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Re^11: The current state of Perl6
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 26, 2010 at 15:56 UTC
    ok but BrowserUK already mentioned threads, lightweight threads for Perl5 and POE.. so what else would you possibly need ?
      ok but BrowserUK already mentioned ... lightweight threads for Perl5

      I didn't say that we had lightweight threads for Perl5. Or even that they were possible at this point, though they might be, but I do not antisipate seeing them any time soon. But they could (and I believe should), be at the core of Perl6.

      As for what a sysadmin might "possibly need" from Perl 6. That's a non-argument. Everything that you can do in Perl 5 can be done from C or assembler, but few of use would prefer to do our daily work there.

      And the more transient and informal our scripts are--lots of sysadmin scripts are one-offs--the less likely we are to want to write at those levels. Try writing this in C or assembler:

      perl -e"open $fh[$_],'>','split.'.$_ for 0..9" -nle"print {$fh[substr $_,3,1]} $_" big.log

      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
        I've no idea what that does and I've been coding Perl for some time now. That's one of the problems of Perl... probably the reason why it will succumb
      I mean you already have all that stuff in Perl5...

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