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Re: "The Dao of Perl 6"

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jan 10, 2012 at 14:56 UTC ( #947174=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to "The Dao of Perl 6"

The only thing that I would suggest to the Perl-6 team is:   “don’t call it Perl-6.”   It may well be a language that is source-code backward compatible with Perl-5, but I am of the opinion that quite clearly it is best described as a new language development effort, and I believe that this is how it should be professionally presented.

Furthermore, I have no problems with this notion.   If a “new language” that is built from Perl, and that is meant to be a successor to what Perl has begun, seems good to enough engineers, then let it be so.   I do look forward to it, with considerable interest.   But let us, if but for the sake of clarity, give it a new name.   (Most unfortunately, and perhaps not coincidentally, “camel” seems to be taken ...)

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[Lady_Aleena]: My biggest problem with hashes at the moment is one with 2,501 keys.
[choroba]: how many event types are there?
[Corion]: Also I found that I can't conveniently weaken an array slot, which also is inconvenient, as I want my one-shots to disappear if the caller discards them
[Corion]: choroba: Currently two or three that my program handles (WWW::Mechanize:: Chrome), but there might be more that become interesting
[Corion]: But I don't expect more than 100 to be active at the same time, so I'm not really sure if there is a not-too-fancy data structure that is maintained with few lines of code where the performance is better than the linear scan ;)
[Corion]: But I should do a mock-up program so that others can see what I'm talking about ;)
[robby_dobby]: Corion: I hope you know all too well that passing around "fancy" datastructures is a recipe for disaster :-)
[robby_dobby]: As in, it's-too-fancy- that-it-will-be- messy-to-handle
[choroba]: bit vectors as keys?
[robby_dobby]: Hmm, I keep falling asleep at my desk, while maintaining an active appearance. Am I getting old?

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