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Re^10: The current state of Perl6

by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 20, 2010 at 10:15 UTC ( #835750=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^9: The current state of Perl6
in thread The current state of Perl6

You haven't told me how choosing Perl6 puts you ahead of the curve

To have a stable, lovely, actively developed language that's so great in addition to an experimental, advanced outgrowth of it?

yes the problem is that the experimental one is too experimental and there are dissensions about wether it is experimental or not presumably because people like chromatic specifically say they don't care what production-ready means for other people(normally if you don't care for some particular subject being discussed you shouldn't join the discussion at all, but instead he does and he says he doesn't care).

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Re^11: The current state of Perl6
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Apr 20, 2010 at 16:31 UTC
    You haven't told me how choosing Perl6 puts you ahead of the curve

    Of course I did.

    It could be the only high level language anyone would want to use five years from now.

    Learning Perl 6 (and it is and will be more difficult to use well than Perl 5) in the immediate future would be similar to going back to 2000 as a Ruby expert. You might end up being able to cherry pick from every important job available. If I become a Perl 6 expert this year, I could be the primary Perl 6 trainer in the US in five years and publish "Perl 6 for Perl 5 Hackers" or "The Web Developer's Guide to Perl 6" or whatever. This is a brand new technology. Early adopters will be rolling in clover if it takes off.

      You can't smoke clover!!

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