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Re^2: My first impression of Rakudo Star ...

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Aug 31, 2010 at 16:27 UTC ( #858182=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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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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[RonW]: as I understand it, RPerl "compiles" a subset of Perl to C, so I would expect the final executable to run a lot faster
[RonW]: Is there an English language version of the site?
[LanX]: but Afaik Perl is on average about 10-20 times slower than C
[LanX]: no
[LanX]: but I could ask Herbert to elaborate
[1nickt]: performance_benchm arks.html
[RonW]: 1nickt: Thanks. Looking at that

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