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Re: poll ideas quest 2007

by dgaramond2 (Monk)
on Oct 11, 2007 at 14:02 UTC ( #644238=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to poll ideas quest 2007

Ok, this one's boring, but I sincerely am wondering about the opinions of fellow monks. I personally only drool over the new regex/rule and not much anything else. Well, macro comes second, but not very close.

What do you think is the single most important feature of Perl 6?

  • specification-implementation separation
  • static typing
  • parameter specification
  • sigil invariance
  • "real" OOP
  • lazy eval
  • junctions and paralel programming
  • macros
  • new regex/rule
  • Parrot
  • Pugs
  • the fact that it is a new version to prove that Perl is still "alive"
  • the fact that it gives Perl 5 a lot of good ideas to steal from

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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2007
by blazar (Canon) on Oct 21, 2007 at 20:49 UTC
    What do you think is the single most important feature of Perl 6?

    I personally believe that chromatic knows better, so I'm pillaging him:

    • lexically malleable grammars
    • the default grammar
    • continuations
    • co-routines
    • generators
    • hyperoperators
    • multiple dispatch
    • multiple simultaneous versions of the same module existing in process
    • STM
    • hypothetical variables

    My personal (humourous) addition:

    • its ability to become a typical troll's flamebait

    As far as your options are concerned, I'd rename some of them as follows:

    • static typing => the type system
    • parameter specification => function signatures
    • "real" OOP => solid object system, with roles and metaclasses
    • lazy eval => lazy lists

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