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My first impression of Rakudo Star ...

by Arunbear (Parson)
on Aug 01, 2010 at 13:18 UTC ( #852336=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on My first impression of Rakudo Star ...

it's the most exciting technology since sliced bread was invented
[bar] 57/22%
it's too addictive, I can't get any work done
[bar] 17/6%
it's much too advanced for most 21st century humans
[bar] 37/14%
my pet tortoise runs faster
[bar] 53/20%
darn! there's no perldoc
[bar] 36/14%
other
[bar] 65/25%
265 total votes
Comment on My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 01, 2010 at 21:32 UTC
    Rakudo Star? Is that Ringo Stars cousin?
      His illegitimate son from the 1966 tour of Japan.
Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by FunkyMonk (Canon) on Aug 02, 2010 at 00:02 UTC
    Damn. I can't vote for all of them (apart from 'other').

    It's fun. I'm enjoying the experience.

Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by cdarke (Prior) on Aug 02, 2010 at 08:39 UTC
    it's much too advanced for most 21st century humans

    ...but the dolphins think it's a breeze.
Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by technojosh (Priest) on Aug 02, 2010 at 16:14 UTC
    Excited for it.. just need to find time to start digging in...
Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by jeffa (Chancellor) on Aug 02, 2010 at 22:08 UTC
Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Aug 03, 2010 at 16:27 UTC
    I'd vote "Huh? What?" but the option wasn't available.
      Oh, wow. I'm that far behind the cutting edge that I don't even know what it's called? How sad...
Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 04, 2010 at 10:08 UTC
    It's our last, best hope for peace.
Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by petecm99 (Pilgrim) on Aug 04, 2010 at 16:58 UTC
    Thanks to this poll, I now know what Rakudo Star is, so that's something. I got the impression that I also need to set up a Parrot VM in order to implement it? So now I know what Parrot is (kind-of). This is way too much information to learn in one day!

    Perhaps when I have 2 weeks of free time, I'll give it a whirl. In other words, probably never...

      Rakudo Star includes Parrot. Parrot's a virtual machine in the "It runs instructions" sense, not in the "It's a complete operating system" sense.

Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 04, 2010 at 19:02 UTC

    Looks interesting, but I'm going to need some good tutorial content. The synopses are too dense for me. The Perl 6 book (http://github.com/perl6/book) looks like it might be pretty good... What I really want is a Camel book for Perl 6, or possibly an intro book if Damian writes it.

      Yes, a Camel for Camilla (but without Camilla, sorry) and then why not just also a new Camel too? I'm kinda secretly hoping for a 5.14 Camel or something... just in time for Christmas : )

        It's unlikely you'll ever see a new Perl 5 printed book from that publisher. Meanwhile, can I interest you in Modern Perl?

        and then why not just also a new Camel too?

        Camel + Perl == Trademark by O'Reilly

        An open source programming language really doesn't want a proprietary logo.

        Perl 6 - links to (nearly) everything that is Perl 6.
Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by jonadab (Parson) on Aug 13, 2010 at 17:08 UTC

    Based solely on the announcement, it looks like Rakudo Star is the "first real release of Perl6" that I was so eagerly looking forward to six or eight years ago. Logically, I should be very excited about this, jumping at the bit to try it out ASAP.

    Emotionally, for some reason, I find that's not the case now. At the moment, the idea of playing with Perl6 sounds more like work than fun. How did that happen?

    Perhaps it's just because it's August, and it's been eighty degrees in the shade at night with a gazillion percent humidity since late April. Maybe when the weather cools down a bit and I get a couple of decent nights' sleep my enthusiasm for Perl6 will return, eh?

      How did that happen?

      Too little, too late?

        Well volunteered!

Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by chuckbutler (Priest) on Aug 19, 2010 at 01:26 UTC

    It, and Perl 6, is more like XPLS than Perl 5; Which may not be a bad thing.

    -c

Re: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 24, 2010 at 17:35 UTC
    What's the migration path for people using perl 5.8.x +? What happens to all our modules? Perl has always been about accomplishing work for me, is Rakudo ready for work and to take on a heavy load in my job or is this largely still early beta and intellectual in nature? Where is the documentation? What do I get from this language that I don't get from perl 5 that would make me want to migrate? These are all questions I would need to be answered in order to make the migration.
      What's the migration path for people using perl 5.8.x +?

      Perl 5.12.2 will be out soon, and Perl 5.14 comes out next spring.

      ... is Rakudo ready for work and to take on a heavy load in my job or is this largely still early beta and intellectual in nature?

      That depends on the nature of your work.

      Where is the documentation?

      Perl 6 Synopses and the Using Perl 6 (book in progress) are good places to start.

      What do I get from this language that I don't get from perl 5 that would make me want to migrate?

      Better consistency, better defaults, and built-in language features that are (if even possible in Perl 5) syntax extensions.

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