Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2014-05-19

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16:46 jeffreykegler Btw, I'm on this IRC channel less often than I'd like, because my Internal connection continues to be a bit flaky.
17:00 jeffreykegler Floating an idea ...
17:01 jeffreykegler I am thinking about the timing of Marpa::R3
17:03 jeffreykegler Steven Haryanto on the G+ list asked for a '?' quantifier in the SLIF, which *should* be a simple request, but because of the way the layers have become intertwined, the need for backward compatibility, etc., is in fact not a simple thing to do.
17:04 jeffreykegler It would be a very simple thing to do, for example, in a new front-end layer, but adding a layer for just this one feature seems overkill and even if it was not ...
17:04 jeffreykegler another layer is the last thing Marpa::R2 needs.
17:05 jeffreykegler Marpa::R3 would break compatibility.
17:06 jeffreykegler Once it was started Marpa::R2 would go into "bug fix only" state, which is very good for the new productions and semi-production apps being created on top of it.
17:06 jeffreykegler Marpa::R2 would require 10.1, but nothing later.
17:07 jeffreykegler Opps!  * Marpa::R2 -> Marpa::R3
17:07 yxhuvud How old is marpa?
17:08 jeffreykegler R3 would not support any interface except the thin interface and a newer version of the SLIF -- which will have a '?' quantifier, by the way.
17:08 jeffreykegler yxhuvud: R2?
17:08 yxhuvud well, the project.
17:09 jeffreykegler I'll have been on it full-time 7 years, as of August
17:10 yxhuvud wow. how are you funded?
17:10 jeffreykegler Self-funded.
17:11 yxhuvud impressive.
17:11 jeffreykegler I got lucky in the stock market back in 1990 and some of that money is still left.
17:11 jeffreykegler * 1990 -> 2000
17:11 jeffreykegler It just seems like 20 years :-)
17:13 yxhuvud spending your time on something that furthers the state of the art and is also very useful seems a fantastic use for it :)
17:16 jeffreykegler It has been a privilege
21:59 ronsavage "Marpa::R2 would require 10.1, but nothing later." I take it 10.1 means Perl V 5.10.1?
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