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Re: The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall

by dmitri (Priest)
on Jul 18, 2016 at 20:32 UTC ( [id://1167996] : note . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The Slashdot Interview With Larry Wall

The interview is very funny and enlightening: it made me consider learning Perl 6... again.
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by perldigious (Priest) on Jul 18, 2016 at 20:41 UTC

    Agreed, but I'm usually a very late adopter. He mentioned there is a lot of opportunity for optimization still, so I may give it a few years and see what happens there before deciding to take the plunge. It is obvious that he is very proud of it and has a lot of faith in its future success.

    I love it when things get difficult; after all, difficult pays the mortgage. - Dr. Keith Whites
    I hate it when things get difficult, so I'll just sell my house and rent cheap instead. - perldigious

      I've been messing around with Perl 6 again lately, just because I'm interested in the built-in set operations.

      It's concurrency features are clearly very advanced, and it'd be on my list of contenders for those kind of applications. I'd actually like to see a serious comparison between it and, say, Go and Elixir/Erlang to see how it stacks up on ease of use (and how big the performance penalty is at the moment...).