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Re^2: Perl 6, arrays, hashes, subroutines & basic file IOby raiph (Hermit)
|on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:44 UTC||Need Help??|
If you really want to contribute to development of Perl 6 (as opposed to development with Perl 6) for the next couple years, then fantastic -- welcome aboard!
If you just want to use Perl to get stuff done then I strongly recommend you try to use Perl 5 instead. Perl 5 is considered by many to be a great tool for bioinformatics. In contrast Perl 6 is immature in many regards including not yet being able to use most Perl 5 code including almost all of the critically important CPAN. (Update a year later: P6 can now use P5 modules on CPAN (and vice-versa). See the new and already very capable Inline::Perl5.)
This site (PerlMonks) is almost entirely about Perl 5. You're in the right place if your focus is using or developing Perl 5. In contrast, for now, Perl 6 users and developers are generally better off visiting the IRC channel #perl6 on freenode.
On #perl6 you'll find p6 experts happy to help beginners most hours of the day. Start by verifying that you have an up to date Perl 6 (#perl6ers will show you how to check) and then explain to #perl6 what you want to do with Perl 6 long term and what you are trying to do with the code you've quoted.
In case it helps I'll cover a couple things here at PerlMonks. Running your code as it is with a current Rakudo Perl 6 errors out with:
SORRY! === Error while compiling Malformed initializer at ------> $aa = ;
Fixing that and recompiling gives:
invoke() not implemented in class 'X'
So, what is X? To see the gist of something use .gist:
.print for X.gist
This is the gist of package X i.e. not what you meant. So, time to visit #perl6. :)