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Re^4: Perl 6 is going to get a lot faster in 2013

by raiph (Chaplain)
on Feb 04, 2013 at 19:32 UTC ( #1016998=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Perl 6 is going to get a lot faster in 2013
in thread Perl 6 is going to get a lot faster in 2013

Fwiw I posted this meditation and these responses mostly for those who might enjoy:

  • core hacking that's vastly simpler and more likely to be accepted than Perl 5 core hacking

  • using Perl 6 when it's a lot faster

(This may well not include chromatic.)

For example, Larry Wall declaring speed to be the #1 blocker of adoption in November.
A lot of people have declared a lot of things over the lifetime of the project. Most of them haven't happened. I will believe them when I see them.

Larry Wall isn't just a random person and he wasn't declaring that anything has happened. He's the leader of the Perl 6 project, he focused attention, and #perl6 folk listened. (Another example: Moritz forgot to mention he added sink (void) processing in late December, something that had been on the todo list for many years and which makes most code in void context a lot faster.)

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[Corion]: Meh. I need to find myself a better "programming" feed than r/programming (which is just HackerNews reposts and advertisements, very little code). Maybe I should select a list of links that I liked on r/programming and then google for ...
[Corion]: ... an aggregator site that also listed (ideally) all of these links once. And maybe also have an exclude list to blacklist some of the most spammy links that the site may have never mentioned at all
[marto]: I gave up reading HN at all, and feel much better for it :P
[Corion]: Now, how to best automate that Google search ... :-)
[Corion]: marto: Yeah, I'm also short of not reading it at all. I already stopped reading it in the morning because it gave me a foul mood.

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