Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #perl6-release, 2016-01-25

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20:54 jnthn On the compatibility
20:54 jnthn (taking it here so less chatter/discussion ;))
20:54 jnthn Is it an added method or so?
20:55 nine added argument
20:55 jnthn Optional?
20:55 jnthn And on a method?
20:55 nine afaik
20:55 jnthn OK
20:56 nine Still means that code written against 2016.01 is not compatible with 2015.12
20:56 nine or may not be
20:56 jnthn I'm leaning strongly towards us *not* trying to "solve" the "don't expose extra functionality *on objects* to earlier verions" problem.
20:56 jnthn *versions
20:56 jnthn Or at least, to solve it late bound (testing)
20:57 jnthn Because I've been through a bunch of "solutions" and they...aren't.
20:57 jnthn (Details in upcoming doc that I'm working on, of course.)
20:58 nine I'm very much looking forward to reading your thoughts on that
20:58 jnthn It'll probably only be lexical and syntactic issues that we can sensibly deal with.
20:58 jnthn The curx of it is really TimToady++'s quip that lexical stuff is "our language" and method calls are "the object's language".
20:59 FROGGS nine: there won't be much 2015.12 out there when a 2016.01 star is released and when there are no system packages for 2015.12
20:59 jnthn A quip not made in the context of this issue, but rather relevant.
21:14 nine FROGGS: yes, I guess we can still afford some leniency
21:45 FROGGS okay, I committed to nom, cherry-picked to 2016.01-preparation, committed the panda patch and also another patch to star/release
21:46 FROGGS star works nicely on my box, but I guess I should create an rakudo-star-RC1
21:47 FROGGS not based on nom, but on the 2016.01-preparation branch, right?
21:48 jnthn FROGGS: Sounds reasonable, yes
21:48 jnthn I'm going for sleep now but could test it on Windows tomorrow or Wed
21:50 FROGGS yes, will supply an RC1 tomorrow, and will also test it on my windows boxes, my linuxes (32 and 64bits) as well as asking osx folks
21:53 jnthn Cool
21:53 jnthn FROGGS++ nine++
21:54 jnthn I worked some more on the compat/versioning guidelines...getting there.
21:54 FROGGS awesome :o)
21:54 nine jnthn++ FROGGS++
21:55 jnthn But, still need to be taking lots of rest. So will go do that now. :)
21:55 jnthn 'night
21:58 FROGGS gnight

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