June 2016 Archives

Revisiting Perl 6, and my first PR

I've been programming in Perl 5 since 2001 or so. In 2012, I took a brief look at Perl 6 just to see what it was all about, and wrote a simple blog entry describing some of the basic changes between P5 and P6. I promptly walked away from the language until a week ago.

Over the course of the last week, I decided that I want to go full-out and really learn the language. My goal was to port my File::Edit::Portable P5 module to P6. This …

About Steve Bertrand

user-pic I'm a poem and lyric writing, hip-hop producing, photographic artist, network engineer and part-time Perl hacker. I've been coding Perl since ~2000 and now I code full time in Python (but I love Perl more).