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$50 towards a laptop for the winnerby perlfan (Vicar)
|on Jul 28, 2020 at 05:14 UTC||Need Help??|
I've come here again to make a suggestion to break up this OOP log jam.
Inspired by this bit of history (Chapter 7 intro) of Cozen's Perl 5 Internals tutorial:
In 1996, someone * (I think it was Chip. Must check.) announced a challenge - the first person to write a compiler suite for Perl would win a laptop. Malcolm Beattie stepped up to the challenge, and won the laptop with his B suite of modules. Many of these modules have now been brought into the Perl core as standard modules.I propose a similar offer be made for "OOP" in Perl. Here's how I envision it going:
What do I mean by minimal?
If we can get something like this going at the highest levels, I will be the first one to throw down $50 in escrow. If it succeeds, I'd be happy to throw in more towards buying the winner a laptop.
And not to spoil it with my opinion, but I think whomever is involved in the minimal (and fun and perlish) spec creation should at least do themselves the favor of taking a look at how Qore presents OOP in a very Perl-like language. That's not necessarily an endorsement, I don't think it's perlish or fun enough; but it is one more source of inspiration (yanno that we can steal).