• Commented on Christmas Came, Bah Humbug [Idiosyncrat] I note here the line about Perl 6 grammars, "which Perl 6 uses to parse itself" [Idiosyncrat]That is not really true -- to the extent it suggests a feature that a Perl 6 adopter could use, it is...
  • Commented on What should Rakudo-js aim for first?
    Exploring Perl 6 in your browser might be a good one since it would enable interactive tutorials to be made. I thought about maybe doing this with Perlito a while ago. By running in the users browser you avoid all...
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    In the GLR branch the following is what you want: my @c = 1..10;{say $_}).eager;{say $_}).hyper;{say $_}).race; You can build and play with specific branches using rakudobrew: rakudobrew build moar glr rakudobrew switch moar-glr perl6...
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  • j1n3l0 commented on What should Rakudo-js aim for first?

    I would say target plain old JS for a start. All the other stuff can/is done in plain old JS :)

  • commented on Christmas Came, Bah Humbug
    > you’re going to pick Javascript and node.js

    Reads like wishful thinking and rationalisation. Betting your business on Node is more risky than you realise. In case you subscribe to the theory of hipster programmer migration passed around on conference hallway tracks, then you see that Node currently is the target of the "locusts" and they will in rather short time fall upon to the next shiny thing, perhaps Erlang, leaving behind burnt earth and empty husks. Visit your local Ruby user group some time and ask for stories about maintaining their Rails apps.

  • JT Smith commented on Christmas Came, Bah Humbug, I mostly don't disagree with what you said except for one thing. You're comparing Perl 5 to JavaScript. I have no intention of leaving Perl 5. But the point of this discussion is that Javacript seems to have more to offer than Perl 6, especially from a business perspective. I hope that Perl 6 gets there, but without discussion it likely won't.

  • Tom M commented on Christmas Came, Bah Humbug
    the average JS programmer produces worse results than the average programmer from any other dynamic language (e.g. Ruby or Perl)

    But there are many more JS programmers around. I expect the ratio in Perl was similar a decade ago.

    I don't disagree with your list of points about NPM and related ecosystem, but many of those apply just as much to Perl modules. I would suggest that comparing Catalyst to Express is bizarre, though - the latter is closer to something like Web::Simple.

    We have reviews, yes - not many of them, and lots of politics in the ones …

  • lichtkind commented on Christmas Came, Bah Humbug

    Dear JT,

    I think you missed the point. Perl 6 is here so that there will be Perl jobs even in 30-40 Years.

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