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  • Commented on Rakudo is ...
    Before you really make it fast, all positive words are just too weak to be heard of....
  • Commented on Why Does Apple Use launchd?
    ok, even if I can understand the needs for dict/string/integer labels, but why do we need a key label? Can we just say something like "<RunAtLoad>true</RunAtLoad>"...
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  • Ben Morrow commented on Why Does Apple Use launchd?

    What I want to know is why on Earth Apple abandoned the old NeXTStep JSON-like plist format in favour of XML. The old format was just as well-documented as XML (hah!), and a good deal easier for both humans and machines to read.

  • Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason commented on Why Does Apple Use launchd?

    axqd.net: Because XML works better if you restrict your element namespace. Doing it like this means they can have a simple DTD. It's also easier to set up a key hook where you know the input is going to be a string than setting up a listener for arbitrary tags in a lot of XML parsers.

    Ben Morrow: I have no idea, but presumably because as the Wikipedia article points out the old format couldn't represent all the NSValue types whereas …

  • szabgab.com commented on Rakudo is ...

    Ovid, I am not sure why are you surprised. Anyone trying to use Rakudo now will encounter this extream slowness and then they will try to do the only thing they can - measure it.

     

    They can't appreciate the power of it as that would require a lot more investment in their part and many, especially those who already come to (back) to Perl with suspition will not want to invest that time.

     

    I think this is natural.

     

    IMHO we should keep doing our respective thing we are good at and also encourage the people who spend their time on m…

  • szabgab.com commented on Rakudo is ...

    Oh and just to clarify the previous post, I am very happy with people who do invest in learning Perl 6 even after they saw, measure and publish the slowness.

  • Edgar Klerks commented on Rakudo is ...

    I don't find the slowness a real problem. I really appreciate perl6, coding in it is a joy. It has a powerful feel to it. (The speed is a lot better now)

    It is a difficult process developing a new and innovative language.

    It is too bad that people don't appreciate the amount of work, which is put into it. Every language needs some early adopters. I hope people pick it up, it would be a pity if it vanished.

    Is there something like cpan for perl6? I couldn't find anything like it. I was planning to use perl6 for system administration scripts. It would be nice if it is…

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