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Re^3: Reasons for Using Perl 6

by Ultimatt (Acolyte)
on Jan 02, 2018 at 09:50 UTC ( #1206532=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Reasons for Using Perl 6
in thread Reasons for Using Perl 6

Without wanting to really move you from your strong opinions strongly held about Perl 6, is perf -especially numeric- actually prohibitively slow still? Have you done any numeric work in Perl 6 in say the last six months to a year? I'd gently suggest it's really not that bad anymore. Rational maths is always going to be slower than floating point due to hardware support. Comparing like for like though Im not sure the difference is so big its something that would stop me. At least if I was using something as slow as Perl 5 for numeric work to begin with perf is clearly not what I cared about! For the P6 advent this year I did a bit of a write up on my personal long wait for perf, its really not what it once was https://perl6advent.wordpress.com/2017/12/16/day-16-%F0%9F%8E%B6-deck-the-halls-with-perf-improvements-%F0%9F%8E%B6/

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Re^4: Reasons for Using Perl 6
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jan 02, 2018 at 13:48 UTC

    It's all nice and dandy, including the funny "next Christmas" remarks ... it's just ten years too late. The language would have an infinitely better chance if you did a few search&replaces in the source code and documentation, removed all references to Perl whatsoever, made one or two more ad hoc changes to the use of special characters and operators, found a few people nobody knows and have them released it elsewhere under a new name and hope nobody notices it's not something new, but rather a project started some 18 years ago originally supposed to be finished about 15 years ago.

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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