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Yes, there is more to learn. Whether learning that extra syntax and semantics will be difficult is hard to say.

What people tend to forget is that the various Apocalyses are short (well, as short as possible to cover the content) technical documents concentrating on all that is new and different in perl6. They are not tutorials.

When the tutorial books and documents get written (I bet merlyn is busy) concepts will be introduced in a more appropriate order. For example, I can see a natural progression from the simple suck-up-an-array style of argument passing to the more complex styles.

Yes, the new arg passing style will need to be learnt by the people need its functionality. But will this be any more effort than learning the various perl5 styles:

sub double { map { $_ * 2 } @_ }; sub method { my ($self, %param) = @_ }; use Param::Validate; sub validating { my @p = validate( @_, 1, { default => 99 }); .. etc etc etc..

The huge advantage of having a system built into the language is that it need only be learnt once - rather than having to learn to interpret the dozens of roll-you-own variants out there in the world.


In reply to Re^3: Perl 6 is too complex by adrianh
in thread Perl 6 is too complex by Anonymous Monk

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