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Original OSNews Interviews From Linux Voice: "Perl 6 has been 15 years in the making, and is now due to be released at the end of this year. We speak to its creator to find out what’s going on."
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by WorknMan on Wed 15th Jul 2015 00:38 UTC
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From Linux Voice: "Perl 6 has been 15 years in the making, and is now due to be released at the end of this year.


I thought Perl 6 was just a specification and there were quite a few implementations of it which, to my knowledge, almost nobody was using. Is this not the case? Or is something changing?

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by CapEnt on Wed 15th Jul 2015 02:42 in reply to "Wait ..."
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2005-12-18

There is a reference grammar. He will freeze it.

For now, Perl 6 is quite a moving ground for any implementation. And, indeed, that's why nobody is using any implementation of it on production systems (AFAIK), despite the reference implementation of it being quite stable by now.

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by Delgarde on Wed 15th Jul 2015 04:30 in reply to "RE: Wait ..."
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There is a reference grammar. He will freeze it.

For now, Perl 6 is quite a moving ground for any implementation. And, indeed, that's why nobody is using any implementation of it on production systems (AFAIK), despite the reference implementation of it being quite stable by now.


That, and the fact that it comes too late. Perl 6 has been a work in progress for fifteen years, and in that time, the world has moved on somewhat.

Fifteen years ago, I'd have used Perl for almost everything - now, I'd use Python for most of the same tasks, or sometimes Node. Perl is a powerful language, but compared to newer rivals, it's a pain in the ass to work with... and from what I've seen, Perl 6 doesn't offer enough improvement to win people back.

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