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What is the scope of Perl Monks?by webfiend (Vicar)
|on Apr 27, 2010 at 17:30 UTC
Should this site be treated as a resource for Perl questions beyond P5? I am specifically wondering about Perl 6, Pugs, Rakudo, NQP, and Parrot PIR.
The Monastery has been a great resource for nearly all of my Perl 5 questions, and I heartily endorse it any time I am discussing such resources with a novice JAPH. Should it also be a resource for Perl 6 and the Parrot VM? I don't mean meta-discussion about the perceived merits and flaws of Perl 6 or Parrot. I'm also not referring to the running PM gag that involves an Anonymous Monk complaining every few weeks/months about how Perl 6 doesn't exist - despite evidence to the contrary - followed by a barrage of comments supporting or refuting the claim.
I'm actually talking about Seekers of Perl Wisdom-style questions about the nuts and bolts of getting things done with Rakudo, or Meditations about how objects works via PIR, or whatever. You know, the stuff we talk about with Perl 5, just in a P6 context.
It would be great if the Monastery could be used in that way, but I also understand if there's fear of losing focus. Holding the door open to Parrot questions could lead down a dark murky path where somebody posts a question about help with some new full-stack MVC framework written in LOLCODE.
That'd be kinda cool, actually. It would be a long ways from Perl regexp help, though. Basically, the Perl pie has gotten pretty darn big in recent years. How big of a slice do Perl Monks want to handle? If somebody asks me where to get help for their Parrot questions, do I send them here?
Thanks for thinking about this.