CPAN Day - 317 Uploads and 21 Guns

Sometime in May 2014, ETHER mentioned on IRC that she would soon be passing me up on this leader board. I was number 20 and she wasn't far behind. I guess I took that as a challenge, because this past weekend on CPAN day, I moved into the #6 spot. This post explains how.

I've created a couple CPAN packagers over the years, like Module::Install, and Module::Package, but earlier this year I decided to give up on those and just use Dist::Zilla, so I moved most of my act…

Perl 6, Surely but Slowly

Last month I wrote a post about Rakudo being ready for release. I ported a substantial framework from Perl 5 to Perl 6, and it just works. Surely, but sloooooowly!

I'd like to make the case that Rakudo is now ready for something else... A serious performance boost!

Last night I timed the basically equivalent TestML test suites in Perl 5 and ="http://github.com/ingydo…

Rakudo *'s Really Really Release Ready

How do you know when a new programming language is ready to be released? You try porting a real software framework to it. I recently completed a port of a Perl 5 framework to the Rakudo implementation of Perl 6, and guess what? It just works! This is my story...

After only a short ten year wait, a Perl 6 implementation is scheduled for release this month. Rakudo * (aka Rakudo Star) will be inaugurated on July 29th, 2010. Is it ready? That certainly depends on your expectations, but I am here to make the case that it is a usable programming language with at least one killer feature tha…

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