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Re: If you've tried it, what are your thoughs on Perl6?

by gnosti (Friar)
on Apr 11, 2012 at 07:13 UTC ( #964463=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to If you've tried it, what are your thoughs on Perl6?

Okay, I'll bite, speaking as one who has barely dipped into those rarified waters.

Perl6 appears to solve a lot of problems inherent in Perl5's design, and introduce loads of powerful language features.

As I solve most of my practical (usually pedestrian) problems using CPAN modules, I'm unlikely to spend much time with Perl6 in the near future, however I do benefit from the cross-pollination of the two languages.

So, if you're interested in exploring the possibilities of languages and language design, Perl6 has a lot to offer. If you can map Perl6 features to your problem domain, of course it has a lot to offer.


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