Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #pdl, 2015-07-03

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20:21 sivoais I'm thinking that a new approach will be needed for PDL3's equivalent of PDL::PP
20:22 opkick [pdl] zmughal pushed 1 new commit to sf390: http://git.io/vqLGR
20:22 opkick pdl/sf390 e0fd8a6 Zakariyya Mughal: fix name of variable used for op codegen Exception parameter...
20:31 sivoais also, more use strict... after the split, that should be one task to go through
20:32 sivoais I found dead code + a bug because of strict
20:44 rindolf joined #pdl
21:13 sivoais <http://blogs.perl.org/users/david_mertens/2015‚Äč/06/pdl-features-id-like-to-see-in-perl-6.html> from run4flat
21:15 sivoais hmm... I need to write out my thoughts too
21:16 sivoais imo, we have to try to approach this first from the lowest-level possible
21:17 sivoais counterintuitive, but that is what is needed for performance. What will the C API look like? Will it be able to support transforms such as loop fusion?
21:19 sivoais another reason to approach this from a low-level is because there is more to numerical computation than strided CPU arrays
21:19 sivoais sparse arrays, GPU arrays, structured records all have an important role to play
21:20 sivoais I obviously would hate to overdesign, but a little bit of thinking ahead and experimentation along those lines will help make the codebase better
21:23 preaction isn't perl6 an object lesson in the benefits and pitfalls of overdesign
21:23 preaction ? ;)
21:27 sivoais haha, yeah.. much thanks to those that kept it going for all this time :-D
22:00 sivoais it's so surreal that I was excited about Perl 6 when I was back in high school. I was mainly a Java and C coder then.
22:02 sivoais Grammars! Modifying your own grammar at runtime! *head asplodes*
22:03 sivoais I ended up reading the Dragon book when I was a uni freshman :-P
22:03 sivoais even though I wasn't in CS

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