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Re: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?

by kvale (Monsignor)
on May 23, 2005 at 18:37 UTC ( #459665=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?

It does sound exciting, but I'm not sure I could contribute much as I don't know much Haskell and what I have seen of pugs, that Haskell is formidable. At the level of the p6 language itself, well based on the p6 code I have seen posted of PM, it looks like a considerably different language to me.

I am no stick in the mud, but perl5 is a solid, higly optimized language/compiler with a vibrant community. I am still having a alot of fun writing p5 code. I will evenutally switch over to p6, but haven't hit the crossover yet.

-Mark

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Re^2: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?
by Limbic~Region (Chancellor) on May 23, 2005 at 18:51 UTC
    kvale,
    ...well based on the p6 code I have seen posted of PM, it looks like a considerably different language to me.

    Keep your trusty Perl6::Bible in hand for new stuff, but most code can be transformed from p5 to p6 without a great deal of change. Super Search my p6 posts and compare them to the p5 counterparts for proof. Perl6 is much like p5 in giving you several ways of doing things and no one is forcing you to use the new ways.

    Cheers - L~R

Re^2: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?
by hardburn (Abbot) on May 23, 2005 at 18:54 UTC

    Umm, Perl5 is neither solid or highly optimized. That's why we need Perl6.

    "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

      I disagree. Perl5 has had a great deal of attention paid to optimization, particularly in areas like sorting, regexes, and hash functions. That's one reason why it leaves most other scripting languages (Python, PHP, and Ruby, for example) in the dust when compared on the basis of simple performance.
        What are you stats on 'leaves python in the dust?'
        "Never take yourself too seriously, because everyone knows that fat birds dont fly" -FLC

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