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Re: Moose - my new religion

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Nov 24, 2011 at 12:59 UTC ( #939875=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Moose - my new religion

If you think that Perl 6 is the language of the future (and I do too), then just use it! The future is here, it's just unevenly distributed (as TimToady says).

Seriously, there are two Perl 6 compilers that are quite usable and actively developed, Rakudo and Niecza.

They aren't feature complete, but they do implement enough features to make working with them rather pleasant. Both give you many of the good Moose bits already, and in Rakudo you can already use meta object programming for more than introspection.

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Re^2: Moose - my new religion
by tobyink (Canon) on Jan 08, 2012 at 13:16 UTC

    The problem is that right now the choice is between:

    1. A good programming language (p5) plus all of CPAN; or
    2. An awesome programming language (p6).

    In almost all cases CPAN wins that fight.

    An interpreter for Perl 5.x code (even if it only works on a very large subset of CPAN), that runs in Parrot, and allows Perl 6 code to call Perl 5 libraries, instantiate objects defined in Perl 5 classes, etc, could massively swing those scales, but right now that doesn't exist.

Re^2: Moose - my new religion
by jdrago999 (Pilgrim) on Nov 24, 2011 at 20:20 UTC

    I'm feeling tempted. Maybe it's time to do some tinkering with Perl6 now.

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