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  • Commented on Rakudo is ...
    @jnareb, why are you wondering about performance at all, let alone compared to another language? Have you even read Ovid's post? Performance at this point in time is not a factor. Just drop it....
  • Commented on Benchmarking perl 5 and perl 6: part I - loading overhead
    while loading Perl 5 interpreter takes about 9 seconds. I guess you meant 0.009 seconds? :)...
  • Posted P6 Gentle Intro, Part 2 to offer.kaye

    Part 1 available here.

    Arrays

    A Perl 6 arrays is an ordered container for a list of scalar items - meaning, you can count on the order of items in the…

  • Posted A Gentle Introduction to Perl 6 Using Rakudo Star to offer.kaye
    So, Rakudo Star was recently released and I decided to give it a try. So far, I like what I'm seeing.
  • Commented on Insight on SWIG?
    http://perl.org.il/presentations/offer_kaye_swig/index.html My friend (and person who introduced me to Perl :)) Shlomo Yona, pushed me to write the above lightning talk and give it at one of the YAPC::IL::2003. SuffixTree is a fairly simple library so if I recall correctly,...
  • Commented on iCPAN: CPAN on your iPhone
    Regarding ePub versions of perldoc, the site http://perldoc.perl.org/ already offers PDF versions of individual pages and there's a downloadable tarball with all HTML and PDF files at http://perldoc.perl.org/perldoc.tar.gz I've seen PDF->ePub converters on the web, so with a little Perl...
  • Commented on First Edition
    "I came across a little gem" At first I was like "hmm this guy is nuts" but then I decided to take a look at the Amazon page for this edition. $57 for a single used one listed?! That is...
  • Commented on TIMTOWTGTDV!
    Lucky for you that you didn't try to review Getopt modules or this would be a *really* long post :D...
  • Commented on What would you like TPF to do?
    "Ideally, The Perl Foundation would just be a bank account and a checkbook... TPF provides the way for people to give money that can be funneled to projects, and a way to give money to projects. Anything outside of those...
  • Commented on Parsing Perl 2: Down the Garden Path
    Hi Jeffrey, I couldn't find your email listed in the Marpa documentation so I'm using this space to let you know - there seems to be some problem with the Marpa distribution versioning on CPAN. The latest Marpa version should...
  • Commented on Getting Married and Posting to Blogger
    "so I am not only a very lucky man, but I'm going to be totally screwed on presents" Hehe, I know the feeling :) (wedding date is 2 days away from the my birthday) Congratulations on everything, including getting the...
  • Commented on PHP has include(index.php); what does Perl have?
    Since others before me recommended TT, let me recommend also HTML::Template, a.k.a. "HT". HT is very simply to learn/use and very simple to install (only core dependencies). It follows the principle of separating code (Perl) from design (HTML) and provides...
  • Commented on Posting to blogger?
    Oh and here's a simpler option - just enable posting via email in your Blogger account (Settings -> Email & Mobile) and post to blogger via an email created with your Perl script :)...
  • Commented on Posting to blogger?
    Maybe this thread will be helpful: http://groups.google.com/group/bloggerDev/browse_thread/thread/4e751bb3e728ee9c It includes some working code which may still work, although it is old (2007)....
  • Commented on Dates in Latin
    "I'm getting married on June 20th." Congratulations :)...
  • Commented on Almost Reinventing XPath for YAML
    Just a note about the grep, "grep -r ." in the directory with the files would have worked. But of course a Perl based solution is much better and faster :)...
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  • axqd.net commented on Rakudo is ...

    Before you really make it fast, all positive words are just too weak to be heard of.

  • 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.

  • Alberto Simões commented on Benchmarking perl 5 and perl 6: part I - loading overhead

    The great thing with humanity is that we do not need to agree :)

    I know parrot and rakudo are not yet optimized. I know that no effort was put on that task yet. But I do not agree that it is too early to perform simple benchmark tests. It is important to have a clear idea of how things are, how much time they are taking. If instead of 2 seconds the test resulted in 5 seconds, or 10 seconds, I do not think parrot and rakudo developers will have the same feeling.

    Regarding marketing, I think this whole thing of having Perl 6 being developed for years did enough marketing. At th…

  • 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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