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Re^3: What is Perl6?

by TimToady (Parson)
on Nov 24, 2010 at 16:53 UTC ( #873503=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: What is Perl6?
in thread What is Perl6?

I think you've got some sampling bias in your definition of "just works". Perl does not "just work" in many places where Java, C#, JavaScript, and even (shudder) PHP "just work". We'd like to fix that so that Perl 6 "just works" all those places too.

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Re^4: What is Perl6?
by mojotoad (Monsignor) on Dec 05, 2010 at 08:47 UTC
    This systems-hound (unix-ish expectations) is busted, fair and square.

    I've recently had to do a bunch of perl5 work in the Win32 world (via Strawberry as it happens), including full-blown GUI support.

    I ran into more stuff that broke perl than I would have ever imagined. But mostly, this is because the environment was breaking POSIX. Live and learn.

    I think the primary point of my original comment was that I'd like to minimize those kinds of surprises (multi-platform abstraction) as well as minimize language surprises (i.e. sorry, this is not your flavor of perl6).

    The test suite evolving around the current specification gives me hope.


Re^4: What is Perl6?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 24, 2010 at 20:53 UTC
    What are your thoughts on these comments in the Link about perl ?

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[ovedpo15]: good morning and thx. I forget to mention another thing: what if I need to check that my string is "hey" and ",0" for example "hey_how,0" is good. can I check it with one regex?
[ovedpo15]: I don't know what is between "hey" and ",0"
[Discipulus]: everything is .* in regexes: it has drawbacks (can be nul, is greedy..) so /hey.*,0$/ can be a solution
[Discipulus]: but pleas take a look here (page 97) and to standard documentation
[Discipulus]: perlre and perlreref

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