Perl 6 special cases

2016-09-28 11:26:01 admin Perl 6 0 Comments

The idea of special cases is not something new and it’s not strictly related to Perl 6. They’re not a problem, as some people have labeled them (especially people who don’t use perl 6), you can learn about them and get used to them with the right resource. Damian Convay at YAPC:NA talked a little bit of this, about how many language features defaulted to working on $_ and how many did not. Perl 6 can default to $_ , b ...

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The time for Perl 6

2016-12-14 17:37:09 admin Perl 6 0 Comments

Perl 6 has been released for almost a year now, but it hasn’t quite reached mainstream level. Only a handful of people got around to playing with it, but that will start to change soon enough. In the past few months we had a few lectures about Perl 6, at YAPC::EU, YAPC::NA, OSCON Austin, OSCON London and more. The time for Perl 6 is now, because we will also have at least 3 Perl 6 books available next year. Although there is extensive document ...

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Perl in Japan

Perl is used in many different fields, by programmers from all over the world. Western countries have a large number of companies that use Perl and implicitly Perl developers, with a solid community that touches base every year through events like The Perl Conference formerly known as YAPC. But further east there are other YAPC events, a bit different and a lot bigger. They’re not exclusive to Perl developers and bring together more than a thousand participants each year. A qu ...

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