JT Smith

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  • Ulti commented on Christmas Came, Bah Humbug
    [Idiosyncrat]That is not really true -- to the extent it suggests a feature that a Perl 6 adopter could use, it is certainly false.

    I assume you are talking about the STD grammar ( which can parse Perl 6 but isn't used by Rakudo. As to what Rakudo uses you can see that here: ="…

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • john napiorkowski commented on Perl 6 is written in... Perl 6

    One of the features that P6 has that I wish we had in P5.

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