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in thread RFC: (DRAFT Tutorial) A Gentle Introduction to Perl 6

Thank you, but that's not a tutorial, this is a tutorial. Yes, the content is now out of date, but look at the style and presentation.

He does eventually give a code dump, but it comes at the end, after he has explained what it does, a piece at a time. A tutorial should teach and explain a step at a time, not just throw some code at the reader.

Just to give you one example, in a tutorial it's not good enough to just say "p6 doesn't use 'undef'" with no further explanation.
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Re^4: RFC: (DRAFT Tutorial) A Gentle Introduction to Perl 6
by u65 (Chaplain) on Oct 13, 2015 at 12:19 UTC

    I won't argue with you about the shallow explanatory nature of the piece except to say it is a draft and its limited aim is stated up front (I guess it's more of an example or maybe a HOW-TO in its present form). I will later try to break the code into smaller chunks with more lead-in explanations as I learn more about Perl 6.

    Thanks for the critique, Arunbear!