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

by Roy Johnson (Monsignor)
on May 23, 2005 at 23:52 UTC ( #459752=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


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

I'm not aware of any compelling reason to use it. Maybe if there were a post of all the reasons I should want to use it...
  • 5. In a year, prospective employers will require three years' programming experience in it
  • 4. Line noise twice as likely to compile
  • 3. Have to know it if you want to help write the next version of Haskell
  • 2. Cow orkers are beginning to be able to read Perl 5
  • 1. It's almost Ruby!
Ok, kidding aside, why?

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Re^2: Why aren't you using Perl 6 yet?
by revdiablo (Prior) on May 25, 2005 at 16:33 UTC
    Ok, kidding aside, why?

    Since this has gone unanswered, I'll give it a shot. Here are some of my reasons for playing with Pugs (and note that this is an unordered list on purpose):

    • It's a lot of fun tracking a fast-moving project
      • Especially when you submit bug reports that get fixed less than 24 hours later
    • The new language seems to be very nice, if the snippets of code I've written for Pugs are any indication
    • It's a nice way to learn Perl 6 gradually, "just for fun"
    • I have a feeling that following the development of the language and implementation will help immensely later on
    • Just by finding bugs and checking in test cases, I get my name in the AUTHORS file ;-)

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