Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #perl6book, 2010-08-30

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05:03 mfollett I've added a section on single inheritance to the Perl 6 book, who do I send a pull request?
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14:02 mfollett Hey, I added a section on single inheritance.  Who do I send a pull request to for them to look it over?  Sorry for asking this question twice for those who have been on since midnight.
14:03 moritz_ mfollett: to the same account that holds the book repo
14:03 moritz_ ie perl6
14:04 mfollett Ok, I started to do that and it had a whole list of people it was going to send the request to.  I wanted to check to make sure I wasn't spamming a bunch of people.
14:04 moritz_ hm
14:04 moritz_ you can also look at the list of authors
14:04 mfollett and by midnight I meant midnight GMT-5
14:05 moritz_ github accounts: moritz masak perlpilot jnthn pmichaud
14:06 mfollett oops, I just sent it.  In the future I will only send it to those 5.
14:07 mfollett moritz_: thanks for the info
14:16 moritz_ +to inherit from multiple classes.  When a class inherits from another class it
14:16 moritz_ 356
14:16 moritz_ +acquires all of the attributes and methods of the base class.
14:16 moritz_ that is not very precise
14:16 masak I'm reading the Camel book right now. only on chapter 1 so far, but it's really, really good.
14:16 masak I think we should strive for that kind of tone/prose.
14:16 moritz_ attributes are not inherited
14:16 moritz_ only accessors are
14:17 moritz_ and methods aren't really acquired either - it's rather that the dispatcher also considers the parent class
14:18 moritz_ masak: agreed that Camel is great. Disagreed on striving for the same tone - at least for now. We should really get the book in a shape so that it can be printed.
14:19 masak agreed on that. though I maintain that the way to that print-ready state involves making the tone much more coherent and readable anyway.
14:20 masak I'm all for deadlines, but I'd rather hold the printing off a bit if it means significant improvement to the text.
14:20 moritz_ the problem is that we don't have deadlines
14:20 moritz_ we had some, and missed them
14:20 moritz_ and now there's no significant event to synchronize with
14:23 masak aye. that is a problem.
14:24 masak maybe we should declare one of the coming Star releases "the book release"?
14:24 masak with sufficient empirical reasons for the choice of the particular release.
14:24 moritz_ do we have sufficient empirical reasons? :-)
14:26 masak we could try to winnow some. and if those turn out to be wrong, we'll have better ones for next time. :)
14:40 mfollett moritz_:  Alright, thanks for the review, I'll rewrite it to be more specific.
14:40 moritz_ mfollett: great
14:40 moritz_ mfollett: if would also be nice if the child class added something to the parent class, so that there's a practical reason for inheritance
14:42 mfollett mortiz_:  That's a good point, I will do that too.
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