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Perl 6 book

Reading the description of the new book, Think Perl 6, I see one line "how to program and think like a computer scientist" and in the same week I hear from a friend of mine trying to get into the gig economy and the only jobs he can bid on turn out to be someone's CS assignment. Me starts to think that one way for profs trying to curb students' tendency to False Laziness would be to set assignments in Perl 6, provided they are willing to pick up the language themselves.

There are other approaches. My sibling's prof taug…

Perl6 module namespace

I'm going to talk about that which I know very little, but looking at the Perl6 Module Directory, I see a namespace that's already storing up pain. Why are there so many modules in the top level namespace that make no sense for a language that has designs on world domination? I can believe that in the early days of development there's an intoxicating freedom to give your module a snappy name, but didn't we learn these lessons 20 years ago? What happened to Noun::Adjective::Adjective as the guiding principle?

If you're determined to re-invent the wheel, at least try to invent a better one. - Camel Book, 2nd ed. p277. footnote on False Impatience.

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