Monday, November 24, 2014

Perl 6: Get Ready to Party

Larry Wall (via Aristotle Pagaltzis):

The last pieces are finally falling into place. After years of design and implementation, 2015 will be the year that Perl 6 officially launches for production use.

In this talk, the creator of Perl reflects on the history of the effort, how the team got some things right, and how it learned from its mistakes when it got them wrong. But mostly how a bunch of stubbornly fun-loving people outlasted the naysayers to accomplish the extraordinary task of implementing a language that was so ambitious, even its designers said it was impossible.

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Just in time for the year of Linux on the desktop. :-)

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