Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #pdl, 2013-07-08

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01:46 pdurbin "the book Paradigms of Artificial Intelligence Programming, by Peter Norvig, includes a section titled What Makes Lisp Different? that describes seven features of Lisp. Perl shares six of these features" -- http://hop.perl.plover.com
01:46 pdurbin what's the 7th feature?
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02:55 perigrin pdurbin: arguably "uniform syntax"
02:59 perigrin http://www.norvig.com/Lisp-retro.html # lists 8 of the 7 features.
03:12 sivoais it is interesting to watch Larry Wall speak at a HOPL III panel <https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1411841> along with PLT academics. There are some points where Perl gets compared to functional PLs like Lisp (esp. when Olin Shivers mentions why those languages aren't being used as much)
03:21 perigrin pdurbin: http://lists.warhead.org.uk/pipe​rmail/iwe/2005-July/000130.html has MJD talking about it further ... I was correct on uniform syntax being the one Perl doesn' thave.
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10:48 pdurbin perigrin: very interesting. thanks
10:49 pdurbin sivoais: you too
10:52 * pdurbin links it up: http://irclog.greptilian.com/sourcefu/2013-07-08
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