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Re^4: ** operator in perl

by deprecated (Priest)
on Feb 03, 2009 at 23:32 UTC ( #741141=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: ** operator in perl
in thread ** operator in perl

All this makes me think I'm going to have to re-learn perl or stick with Ruby. :(

Tilly is my hero.

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Re^5: ** operator in perl
by Zen (Deacon) on Feb 04, 2009 at 20:51 UTC
    Perl 5 and 6 have less in common than Haskell and 6. Actually, 6 is called perl because it is written by the same author(s). Proof? It doesn't run 5 code. So yes, you will have to learn this whole new language or find something new that suits you.
      Perl 5 and 6 have less in common than Haskell and 6.

      Let's see. Haskell is a pure, lazy, functional language with latent static typing. Perl 6 is an operator-oriented multiple-paradigm language with some laziness guarantees and optional manifest dynamic typing. Perl 5 is an operator-oriented multiple-paradigm language with syntactically-ignored manifest typing.

      I really don't see the Haskell/Perl 6 similarities.

        One example, significant whitespace.
      To quote S01:
      Migration in the other direction is also important. In Perl 6 mode, one can drop back to Perl 5 mode with use v5 at the beginning of a lexical block. Such blocks may be nested

      Please stop spreading FUD.

        I guess it means more when timtoady says it than I do. Sigh. So you are compiling perl code on haskell compiler then, with ability to share data structures and code completely between haskellperl and perl 5? So all the cpan will be migrated happily?

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[stevieb]: Then throw in changes to Windows that throws everything you trusted right out the window.
[shmem]: that's why it is called "Windows"
[stevieb]: shmem thanks for the 'insight' :P
[shmem]: good thing that Sun already took "OpenWindows", otherwise I'd not stop to shudder imagining an "OpenWindows" from MS
[shmem]: more garbage in, more garbage out that would be
[stevieb]: I found that win10 broke a C# library I was using for one project while enhancing tests for a Perl dist, which breaks other Perl dists, and I'm about to throw my hands up on berrybrew. win2k12 broke one thing, win10 breaks something...
[stevieb]: ...unrelated which requires replacing a lot of code and a whole lib. I'm about to go nix only ffs
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