Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #marpa, 2017-03-10

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00:52 idiosyncrat I've changed the message of my commits from "Refactor" to "Create 'eager' lexemes".  The difference is actually kind of arbitrary.
00:53 idiosyncrat My refactoring has be directed toward the "eager" lexemes for some time, even if there's been a lot more refactoring than direct progress.
00:54 idiosyncrat OTOH in all my direct progress I refuse (at this point) to incur new "technical debt" (by which I understand hacks which get things done, but which cost you in maintenance down the road).
00:54 idiosyncrat Marpa::R2 contains a lot of technical debt, which I've been "paying off" in R3.
00:55 idiosyncrat And I refuse in R3 to incur the slightest new debt, even if that takes me way out of my way.
00:56 idiosyncrat "Eager" lexemes could have been done many weeks ago, by any of several quick hacks, but each of these would have increased technical debt, and I just wouldn't do it.
01:04 ronsavage Re 'technical debt'. Yep - I've learned to preempt it by training myself to use always code in the manner of 'Do it right. Hence, do it once'.
01:13 idiosyncrat In the later phases of Marpa:R2, re technical debt, I became willing to be my own Dilbert-style pointy-haired "just do it regardless" manager.
01:13 idiosyncrat If it was a really cool new feature, and the technical debt wasn't horrendous, I'd just deliver the feature ...
01:15 idiosyncrat figuring that when the refactoring came, and I had to pay the debt off, it was already such a mass of debt that a little more didn't make much difference ...
01:15 idiosyncrat because new features do have a payoff in terms of attracting users, interest, etc. ...
01:15 idiosyncrat so it's not debt, it's an investment!! :-)
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05:20 idiosyncrat Good night!
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22:47 ronsavage daxim: Hi. I saw your post but it was too cryptic for me. Please expand!
22:48 daxim I posted your phproblem to reddit and the comments might help you   https://www.reddit.com/r/lolphp/comments/5ym90​4/php_syntax_is_version_and_context_dependent/
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