July 2010 Archives

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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user-pic I am an Acmeist Hacker (http://acmeism.org). I program in many languages to meet many people. Perl people are my favorite people.