Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2015-12-15

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06:24 ronsavage Had a setback on the flower/garden db, so more delay re getting on to a grammar for Perl regexps, but I'm still very keen. One of the db backfile CSV files is corrupt, with wrong foreign keys. My fault, since I wrote the backup code. It's really only minor of course, but very laborious to fix.
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16:13 idiosyncrat_ https://hackpad.com/Audrey-Tan​g-The-Perl-6-Story-zEbjFvIsTqd
16:14 idiosyncrat_ "The only requirement is that you know how to be nice to all kinds of people (and, some years later, butterflies), or are learning to be nice, or at least want to learn to be nice."
16:14 idiosyncrat_ And she goes on to quote Larry:
16:15 idiosyncrat_ "    You don’t yet want to be good, but perhaps you want to want to. We may be able to help with that too. If the acceleration stays positive, eventually the velocity and position will come around too."
16:33 JPGainsborough were you fond of the engineering behind PUGS and the choice of Haskell?
16:41 idiosyncrat_ I didn't look much at PUGS and don't know anything about its engineering.
16:44 JPGainsborough I heard about it back when it was under development, it was wrs written in Haskell and ran on the Haskell VM
18:44 idiosyncrat_ Audrey has been most influential and effective in setting an example for open source collaboration.
18:45 idiosyncrat_ I idea that a team has almost all of its discussions in public goes back to her.
18:45 idiosyncrat_ The Perl 6 team has adopted it as you can see from their IRC channel.
18:46 idiosyncrat_ This IRC channel is in turn a result of their successful example.
18:47 idiosyncrat_ Like most radical innovators, Audrey suffers from her ideas now seeming obvious.
18:48 idiosyncrat_ But I certainly did not come naturally to the idea of working in a way that made my every typo and unfortunate instant response a permanent matter of public record.
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