Linked by David Adams on Tue 14th Jul 2015 23:21 UTC
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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RE[2]: Wait ...
by Delgarde on Wed 15th Jul 2015 04:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Wait ..."
Delgarde
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2008-08-19

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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RE[3]: Wait ...
by CapEnt on Wed 15th Jul 2015 06:29 in reply to "RE[2]: Wait ..."
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2005-12-18

Somewhat Perl 6 lost his reason to be since Perl 5 got his development resumed few years back.

So, Perl 5 himself evolved quite a bit these last fifteen years. Several features from Perl 6 ended being backported to Perl 5, and new ones was implemented, to the point that both languages now evolves in parallel. In many ways, Perl 6 got so long to be usable that Perl 5 got a life of his own.

Now we are in the odd situation of the old language supplanting the new one.

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