Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #6macros, 2015-07-07

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17:58 * masak finally starts reading "Let over Lambda"
17:58 vendethiel NICE :D
18:06 masak I'm on chapter 1.
18:06 masak so far, this is a very Lisp-y book, in the sense that it's unashamedly condescending.
18:08 masak "Understanding why macros are so great requires understanding what lisp has that other languages don't. It requires an understanding of other, less powerful languages."
18:09 masak "Sadly, most programmers lose the will to learn after they have mastered a few other languages and never make it close to understanding what a macro is or how to take advantage of one."
18:09 vendethiel oh, it definitely is.
18:09 masak I'm hoping the condescension will gradually give way to content... :P
18:10 masak "Where other languages are rigid and specific, lisp is fluid and generic." blah blah blah blah
18:20 vendethiel .oO( if your reaction is "obviously, he doesn't know perl", you're pretty much as condescending as he is ) :P
18:23 masak my reaction is more like "obviously, he likes his lisp a lot" -- and a feeling that this makes him non-objective in a way typical for lisp people.
18:23 masak but, we'll see. maybe he's completely right in his superiority, and by the end of the book I'll agree with him completely.
18:26 masak "In the sense that other languages are composed of primitives, lisp is composed of meta-primitives." -- staaaahp
18:26 masak nearing the end of chapter 1 here :)
18:33 masak chapter 2: closures
18:33 masak yay \o/

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