Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #perl6book, 2010-06-19

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19:29 lucs Heya pronik.
19:29 pronik lucs: hi
19:29 lucs How are you doing?
19:29 pronik soso -- had to work today :-/
19:29 lucs Bleah :)
19:30 pronik gotta look more into perl6 lexer
19:30 lucs To improve the syntax highlighting?
19:30 pronik right
19:30 lucs Cool.
19:31 pronik to make it work at all
19:31 pronik my problem is: I know very little about perl6 and the book itself is no big help so far ;)
19:31 lucs I know hardly anything about Perl6.
19:32 lucs That's why I can only help on the formatting.
19:32 lucs Which I won't have time to look at much for a little while :(
19:32 lucs (I need to do some PostScript/LaTeX stuff for my wife.)
19:34 lucs I understand that there is a plan to release a version of the book at the same time as Rakudo* (July 29), but I should have time to get back to it before then.
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19:34 lucs With some luck, you'll have figured out the lexing :-)
19:35 pronik should be doable, but we'll see how it goes
19:41 lucs By the way, for what it's worth, getting rid of '\usepackage[english]{varioref}' (apparently incompatible with 'hyperref') makes the TOC links work correctly in the PDF.
19:41 lucs (I had fun chasing that one down :-)
19:43 pronik no problem with that -- some of the lines are copied verbatim from my bachelor's thesis, with some I don't have any idea what they actually do :)
19:44 lucs Yeah, it feels a bit cargo-culted :)
19:44 moritz_ that's the way most of my latex documents work too
19:44 lucs I'm going to try to trim it down (good learning experience).
19:45 * moritz_ chases down a SRSLY WTF bug
19:45 lucs In the book?
19:46 pronik lucs: I think I can give a rationale for most of the lines, maybe i should comment them too -- LaTeX-foo of most people is far from being stellar...
19:46 moritz_ no, some local code here
19:46 moritz_ sorry, off-topic
19:46 lucs moritz_: Ah, no problem :)
19:47 lucs pronik: I would certainly learn from that.
19:47 lucs LaTeX is so bloody huge nowadays.
19:47 * pronik just subscribed to ctan updates
19:48 pronik like I've noticed from xetex and minted there is a lot of progress in the latex world
19:48 moritz_ does latex have lexical scoping?
19:48 moritz_ it somehow feels as if certain modules aren't properly encapsulated
19:48 pronik I'm afraid not
19:48 pronik tex on the inside is more like assembler than like perl
19:49 lucs Yeah, things interact in weird ways sometimes.
19:49 moritz_ like, loading order of two seemingly unrelated modules makes bugs come and go
19:49 pronik however, I wonder what luatex brings
19:49 pronik I haven't read my TeXbook in a long time...
19:55 pronik luatex looks extremely interesting...
19:56 moritz_ what's up with latex 3?
19:58 pronik well, latex has always been a couple of styles atop of tex
19:58 pronik and luatex is the replacement for tex
19:58 pronik there is probably lualatex out there
19:59 pronik that is: latex 3 is probably like perl6 -- will come out someday :)
19:59 pronik but it's not really relevant for luatex
19:59 moritz_ ok :-)
20:00 pronik besides, it seems latex3 wanted to do everything that luatex / xetex / context etc. can already
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