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Re: Why should any one use/learn Perl 6?

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jun 04, 2018 at 13:44 UTC ( #1215824=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why should any one use/learn Perl 6?

This is a topic that is very subjective, so take my answer with a grain of salt

Advantages to learning Perl 6 over Perl 5:

  • Often the error messages are better
  • Many concepts are easier to learn (for example much easier OO, fewer edge cases with closures)
  • Much better support for asynchronous and parallel programming
  • Up-to-date books (around 8 books released in the last 18 months or so)

Advantages to learning Perl 5 over Perl 6:

  • More material online
  • Broader user base
  • More stable, and usually faster by default
  • Broader module base

Pick your poison :)

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