Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2014-10-14

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00:19 jeffreykegler jddurand: Busy being a guinea pig.  I've filed my comments as Github issues.
00:31 jeffreykegler jdurand: I did note you use cmake, which was an obstacle for me, as I'm not familiar with it ...
00:32 jeffreykegler but I very much *do* understand that, on one hand, you would not want to use autoconf, ...
00:32 jeffreykegler and on the other hand, you do need to do something.
00:32 jeffreykegler Others on the channel, any comments about cmake as a build system?
00:37 jeffreykegler Cmake does seem to have a lot of acceptance in the Lua world: http://lua-users.org/wiki/LuaBuildSystems
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02:09 ronsavage cmake: I've never used it.
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12:49 CQ I have to smile whenever I see the perl6 book cover ... ;) http://perl-begin.org/humou​r/perl6_perl_6_cover_lg.jpg
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20:39 ronsavage Re Perl6 book cover: Don't take this unkindly, folks, but it reminds me of the dread Griffen-Turkey, although I do have long-term hopes for Perl 6.
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22:10 jdurand I know it's going to be Lua, just wanted to say I found this page very interesting on a new language coming out: http://nimrod-lang.org/macros.html
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23:27 jeffreykegler Of Perl6:
23:27 jeffreykegler How many times does Larry need to make himself legendary?
23:28 jeffreykegler Not more than once, by my reckoning.
23:29 jeffreykegler Perl6 might end up as the ALGOL of our generation -- limited actual use, but a vast influence.
23:31 jeffreykegler And I can attest that the Perl6 community has been very, very supportive of Marpa, in terms of freely offered quality advice, examples and ideas.
23:36 jeffreykegler rns: I'm reading the MetaLua manual.  Thanks for pointing me to it.
23:37 jeffreykegler Even if we don't use it directly, it's full of tools that will save us time -- things like methods for handling Lua AST's ...
23:38 jeffreykegler And just stuff like answering the question, "If there a better way than a Lua table to store a tree?"
23:39 jeffreykegler Answer (according to MetaLua): "No".  Which answer will probably be good enough for us, at least for the time being.
23:40 jeffreykegler jdurand: I will try out the new wrapper in a bit.  I'm looking forward to it.

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