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Damian Conway talk on Perl 6, Melbourne Feb 17

by eyepopslikeamosquito (Chancellor)
on Feb 04, 2004 at 22:19 UTC ( #326619=perlnews: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Damian Conway will give a talk on the current state of Perl 6 on Feb 17 at the WEHI (Parkville). Everyone is welcome, no registration required.

Tuesday 17 February, 11am
WEHI Lecture Theater
(http://www.wehi.edu.au/about/locations.html)
Parkville

Prof Damian Conway
School of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Monash University.

Title: The Perl 6 Programming Language

Abstract: Perl 6 will be a major improvement on Perl 5 in many ways: syntactically, semantically, psychologically, and performance-wise. This talk looks at what is known, surmised, guessed, wished for, and dreaded about Perl 6. It discusses the history, motivations, syntax, semantics, and likely idioms of the new Perl.

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Re: Damian Conway talk on Perl 6, Melbourne Feb 17
by duff (Vicar) on Feb 05, 2004 at 05:06 UTC

    To all those that attend, be sure to prod Damian about Perl6::Rules!

      No prodding needed. Last month the Perl Foundation generously offered me a small grant to complete it. It's now around 75% implemented and will be finished and on the CPAN by April.

      I'll probably demo it during the talk.

Re: Damian Conway talk on Perl 6, Melbourne Feb 17
by Roger (Parson) on Feb 17, 2004 at 15:05 UTC
    I want to thank Damian for the Perl 6 talk. That was excellent. :-) Too bad I attended the seminar an hour late because of production issues at work. But luckily I didn't miss too much I think. :-)

    Damian's presentation was very clear and concise, I enjoyed listening to him very much.

    After seen what Perl 6 can do, my overall attitude about Perl 6 has changed a bit. I have turned from a non-believer of Perl 6 to someone who's eager to get his hands on it.

    That I did. I downloaded parrot (with incomplete Perl 6 language parser) after getting back to work, and started to play with it a bit. I think it's not a bad idea afterall, especially if I could use the JIT of parrot to compile Perl 6 into native machine code (I am doing research on this at the moment), or just write a stub that has parrot attached with compiled pbc's (Parrot Byte Codes). I always wanted a true Perl compiler, and Perl 6 + Parrot seems to give the answer.

        Yeah, that was me. I have a feeling that I knew you back in Melbourne Uni? :-)

Re: Damian Conway talk on Perl 6, Melbourne Feb 17
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Feb 04, 2004 at 22:23 UTC
    I'll drop by if I happen to be in the neighbourhood.

    Abigail

Re: Damian Conway talk on Perl 6, Melbourne Feb 17
by Roger (Parson) on Feb 05, 2004 at 00:55 UTC
    Cool, that's just 10 minutes away from where I am. I will definitely attend. :-)

Re: Damian Conway talk on Perl 6, Melbourne Feb 17
by zentara (Archbishop) on Feb 05, 2004 at 14:43 UTC
    I learned a new cool phrase from this post, from the WEHI logo.

    Fiat Lux....Let there be light. Fiat Lux

    Let there be Perl6 before I get too old to care anymore. :-)

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