Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #perl6book, 2009-11-12

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13:45 * moritz_ likes wip/hangman.p6, but thinks it might be a bit too heavy on non-function code to serve as a leading example for chapter 2
13:56 * masak has a look
13:58 masak it's bordering on being long, too.
14:01 masak I get a segfault when the program reads in the dictionary. :/
14:02 * moritz_ tries with latest rakudo and parrot
14:28 PerlJam the rpn calculator could be expanded a bit to make a good example for Ch2
14:29 * moritz_ doesn't really like it, because RPN is so non-real-world
14:30 PerlJam It's real-world if you've got to parse and execute a postscript document  :)
14:39 masak .oO( Lojban parser )
16:03 masak if we can get the -n and -p flags working in Rakudo, it'd be pretty nice to devote a chapter to those, and to one-liners.
16:03 moritz_ right
16:06 jnthn I also was pondering a chapter on "extending the language". Things like writing trait mods, or putting in new operators, and so on.
16:06 jnthn Not got any thoughts on an example yet though.
16:06 moritz_ good idea, yes
16:06 moritz_ but it should work a bit better than now :-)
16:07 jnthn More pressingly, I'm still struggling on a roles example. I think I'll try and write more in the OO chapter this week.
16:07 jnthn e.g. try and have some inheritance in there, if nobody beat me to it, and/or delegation.
16:07 jnthn I dunno if someone++ already did those yet :-)
16:07 jnthn I know masak++ was doing some exercises.
16:08 masak fun work.
16:08 jnthn ML was a very fun language.
16:08 jnthn .oO( heh, nobody else did ML. surprise! )
16:08 * masak beats jnthn on the head with a pun-stick
16:09 jnthn Apparently there was a book on "ML for the working programmer" :-)
16:09 masak sounds like kind of a drag. :)
16:09 jnthn I'm pretty sure the person who told me it had one page with the words "This is not the language you're looking for." was lying though.
16:09 masak probably a jedi.
16:10 moritz_ I thought jedis don't lie? :-)
16:10 masak moritz_: a jedi told you that? :)
16:10 moritz_ masak: no, the internetz
16:10 masak ah. I stand corrected, then.
16:11 jnthn But internetz would never like us though, would they?
16:12 jnthn I mean, I used it to learn all kinds of important things. 2 + 2 = 5, how is babby formed, and so on.
16:13 masak oh! how is babby formed!
16:13 masak I promised to find that out some day.
16:13 masak things always keep coming up, though.
16:14 jnthn http://www.somethingawful.com/flash/shmorky/babby.swf
16:14 jnthn masak: ^^ I learned from here
16:14 * masak curls up in laughter
16:15 masak I've seen it before, but...
16:15 masak "I am truly sorry for your lots."
16:15 masak s/truly/truely/
16:16 jnthn "to lady to rest"
16:16 masak "a mother in ar"
16:16 jnthn "these babby cant frigth back?"
16:20 jnthn OK, I should actually do something, like, useful today.
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23:23 masak I'd like to try and create Perl 6 versions of each of these one-liners: http://www.catonmat.net/blog/perl-one-liners-explained-part-two/

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