RPerl at YAPC Europe - Day 3

Final day... and the RPerl live demo works! We can show how fast the compiler runs, and some people even asked if it’s for real. It is! Will and Mahrez did a great job, but they didn’t stop there; RPM installation packages are now available for programmers to try RPerl on their own code. CentOS 7 is currently supported, with more RedHat and Debian operating systems coming up next.


RPerl is an open source project, meant to benefit the whole community, and even if I don’t really get it, I’m very proud to promote that. I am not a computer programmer myself,
but I am happy to call myself a "Friend of Perl" and also a "Friend of RPerl". You can, too!

I had the great pleasure of talking to Gloria Wall on that last day, after the brilliant interview she gave on day 2. (For those who don't already know, Gloria is the wife of Perl founder Larry Wall.) She told me that not being a programmer doesn’t mean I don’t belong here. Everyone should feel welcome to join in, and bring whoever is interested. I’ll remember that conversation as one of the highlights of this conference. I’m very happy to have been part of it, and I can’t wait until the next one!


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Thanks! Indeed, also non-programmers can be charmed by Perl, and be helpful to the ideals of open source and the ideals of Perl.

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user-pic I'm a friend of Perl, and member of the Team RPerl, promoting the Perl compiler created by Will ''the Chill'' Braswell.