Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2014-03-01

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15:55 jeffreykegler Literate programming is an interest of mine, and I note that the new language R seems to have become a focus of literate programming activity.
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15:56 jeffreykegler There are two talked-about new systems for literate programming, sweave and knitr and both target R.
16:55 LLamaRider jeffreykegler: Given how the statistical community would most appreciate integrating reports and computation, that makes sense.
16:58 jeffreykegler LLamaRider: very true, but I cannot help being surprised even so, because literate programming has been a very good idea for a lot of people for quite some time, with almost nothing happening.  Then all of a sudden the R community sprouts not 1 but 2 major packages ...
16:58 jeffreykegler I guess my real surprise is that programmers did not drive this innovation, apparently
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