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Perl 6 will primarily be:

by Petruchio (Vicar)
on Apr 22, 2002 at 04:39 UTC ( #160999=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on Perl 6 will primarily be:

The coolest language ever. I may never go outside again.
[bar] 149/22%
Like Perl5, only slicker.
[bar] 81/12%
Whatever I configure it to be. My own private Perl.
[bar] 25/4%
Even more annoying to uptight language grannies.
[bar] 41/6%
Something I worry about when it arrives.
[bar] 75/11%
The leverage Parrot needs to conquer the world.
[bar] 24/4%
A mixed bag. Some ideas I love, some I fear.
[bar] 94/14%
Frustrating; I've worked hard to learn Perl 5, dang it!
[bar] 58/9%
Finished just in time to teach to my grandkids.
[bar] 38/6%
Like APL, only not as easy to read. Hmm... where's the ∌ key?
[bar] 8/1%
Perl's downfall. Woe! Despair!
[bar] 21/3%
None of the above; see my rant below.
[bar] 6/1%
I'm waiting to hear what paco thinks.
[bar] 50/7%
670 total votes
Comment on Perl 6 will primarily be:
Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by chip (Curate) on Apr 22, 2002 at 04:53 UTC
    Tough poll. I almost voted for "coolest thing ever", but Parrot may be more important in the long run than Perl 6. Geez, an embarrassment of riches....

        -- Chip Salzenberg, Free-Floating Agent of Chaos

(tye)Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by tye (Cardinal) on Apr 22, 2002 at 05:27 UTC

    You forgot "A lot like Visual BASIC, only more confusing." (:

            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")
Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by cjf (Parson) on Apr 22, 2002 at 05:47 UTC

    So many good options, I'll have to sign up more accounts so I can vote for all of the following:

    Like Perl5, only slicker.

    Definately slicker, I love the syntax changes I've seen so far and I've always really, really hated the -> operator.

    Even more annoying to uptight language grannies

    Hmmm, where'd that 'Perl is line noise' guy go...

    The leverage Parrot needs to conquer the world

    Or at least get more businesses to take Perl seriously.

    Perl's downfall. Woe! Despair!

    No chance of this from what I've seen :).

    I'm waiting to hear what paco thinks

    paco just doesn't have the same charm since talking to "him" on April 1st. Maybe my expectations were too high ;).

    Frustrating; I've worked hard to learn Perl 5, dang it!

    Well, to tell the truth I didn't work that hard (it often shows, I know ;). Since I started reading up on Perl 6 I have been focusing more on learning other languages so I can properly disregard them when Perl 6 comes out.

    The coolest language ever. I may never go outside again.

    After careful consideration, this one gets my vote. Sure hope it lives up to everyone's expectations :).

      ...I've always really, really hated the -> operator.

      I always really, really loved the -> operator.

      I'll miss the "little bugger" :-)

      I voted "mixed bag". On a selfish note :

      I hope my beloved Perl Book Library is still

      fairly useful with Perl6.

        I always really, really loved the -> operator.

        Yeah, well my . operator could beat up your -> operator =P.

        I hope my beloved Perl Book Library is still fairly useful with Perl6.

        I'm looking forward to the new ones that will come out for Perl 6. Any guesses as to who's going to write "the" book? TheDamian? TheLarry? merlyn? paco? ;-)

Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by BrentDax (Hermit) on Apr 22, 2002 at 07:36 UTC
    I'd say (0..3, 5). But then again, I may be a bit biased. :^)

    =cut
    --Brent Dax
    There is no sig.

Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by strat (Canon) on Apr 22, 2002 at 11:45 UTC
    I voted: "A mixed bag. Some ideas I love, some I fear"

    I fear a little bit about performance; and as I very often work with huge datastructures, this might become essential. In production systems (win2k, linux, solaris), I still work with perl5.005_03, because it uses less memory than 5.6 or 5.6.1, and the runtime in many cases is much better, too.

    If I've got more time, I'll try to extract a short example to show you by code ...

    Another thing I'd like to see "fixed" in perl6 is the following beginner-trap:

    my $string = "anything"; my $pattern = "\\"; $string =~ /$pattern/; # must be: $string =~ /\Q$pattern\E/

    Best regards,
    perl -le "s==*F=e=>y~\*martinF~stronat~=>s~[^\w]~~g=>chop,print"

      Odds are that'll be fixed. Current thinking is that the contents of variables that are interpolated in will be treated as just plain strings, and not regex metacharacters.
        Where is this "current thinking" espoused? It seems like a serious mistake. How will we use user-supplied patterns in that case?
Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by hsmyers (Canon) on Apr 22, 2002 at 12:01 UTC
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Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by Mandor (Pilgrim) on Apr 22, 2002 at 14:06 UTC
    Hopefully a faster, cleaner, more powerful, more flexible Perl. I am not sure if I am happy of having to (well, I guess I don't HAVE to but still will) learn so many new things. On the other side it will help me to become a better Perl coder. Ah well.
(ichi) Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by ichimunki (Priest) on Apr 22, 2002 at 17:12 UTC
    Perl 6 will primarily be: by Petruchio (from the top of the "comment on" page)

    Is that what he's doing when he's not making bad puns in the Chatterbox? ;)
Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by premchai21 (Curate) on Apr 23, 2002 at 00:33 UTC

    Counting from 0 topmost to 12 bottommost, I answer 0, 1, 2 (maybe), 6 (though I like more of the ideas presented than I fear), 7 (somewhat), and 8 (not literally).

(podmaster) Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Apr 23, 2002 at 07:00 UTC
    Perl 6 will primarily be:
    used to parse perl
    an upper for mad computer scientist
    teh locomotion

    I voted "The coolest language ever. I may never go outside again."
     

    Look ma', I'm on CPAN.


    ** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.
Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by BrotherBrett (Novice) on Apr 23, 2002 at 21:09 UTC
    I love 5.6.x; how can you improve on perfection?

    -Brett

      Well, proper Unicode support for one...
        Speaking of perl5 (not only perl5.6), we'll notice that 5.8-tobe (which will be really soon) already has Unicode support
Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by runrig (Abbot) on Apr 25, 2002 at 05:21 UTC
    I confess. I voted for the APL answer...but only because I was smiling by the time I got to that answer and laughed out loud when I read it :-)
Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by strfry() (Monk) on Apr 26, 2002 at 19:24 UTC
    In a nutshell, I can't wait for Perl 6. Why? Well...

    First it's going to turn lead into gold, and then it's going to make your parents listen to rock music. It's going to make the bad turn good and the good feel great. And the great will just rock harder. From the very nanosecond that you finish compiling Perl 6, you'll be in a recursive loop of pleasure and knowledge.

    In school? Great. Perl 6 will do your homework for you, and you'll get perfect scores every time. Don't like to work? That's fine, it'll do your job for you, and get you a raise.

    After it's fed the hungry and given riches to the poor, it's going to not only impress you, it's going to make you love it, whether you want to or not. Because by then, you're going to be written in Perl 6, too. The only thing that's going to delay you getting #!/usr/bin/perl6 tattooed onto your forehead will be your mad rush to go buy the latest o'reilly Perl 6 publication.

    This isn't going to be just another language. This is going to be an incantation. (:

    (ok, so maybe i'm a little excited, but i still vote 0).

    strfry()
Re: Perl 6 will primarily be:
by jboy55 (Initiate) on Apr 27, 2002 at 00:41 UTC
    Perl 6 will
    'Change your shorts, change your life,
    Change you into a nine-year-old Hindu boy, and get rid of your wife'


    My apologizes to Tom Waits

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