Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2012-07-14

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02:12 phd1969 Hi I'm fairly new to coding and I was wondering if I can find a breakdown of the difficulty levels for the problems
02:19 nimdAHK hmmm
02:19 nimdAHK there was a meta task about that
02:19 nimdAHK something which counted average lines of code, IIRC
02:19 nimdAHK do you know some novel language which has only a few implementations?
02:19 nimdAHK e.g. I added 50+ LabVIEW solutions last winter
02:20 phd1969 No I only have a basic understanding of programming
02:20 nimdAHK what languages do you know?
02:20 nimdAHK or are you looking to read solutions, not write them?
02:20 phd1969 English, French, and a bit of German
02:20 phd1969 j/k
02:21 nimdAHK lol
02:21 phd1969 I can only do basic stuff in Python but I'm trying to learn Go
02:21 phd1969 I was thinking of trying to solve the problem and comparing them to the solutions
02:21 phd1969 see how close/far I am
02:21 nimdAHK that's a good idea
02:22 nimdAHK although occasionally you won't even understand the posted one, and occasionally your solution will be better.
02:22 phd1969 yeah, I learn languages (spoken) that way
02:22 nimdAHK you won't find many unimplemented Go tasks
02:23 nimdAHK although a quick scan of http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Repo​rts:Tasks_not_implemented_in_Go finds http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Morse_code
02:23 fedaykin "Reports:Tasks not implemented in Go - Rosetta Code" http://rldn.net/2V1 "Morse code - Rosetta Code"
02:23 nimdAHK which is a good exercise in arrays / hashmaps
02:24 nimdAHK Python has even fewer unimplemented tasks
02:24 phd1969 Interesting but I was thinking of just trying the tasks that people have already finished so I can compare. After I build up some competence in programming I can maybe tackle the unimplemented ones
02:25 phd1969 Are you able to find the average LoC count
02:25 phd1969 that could be a start to filter the easy and tough tasks
02:33 nimdAHK LoC?
02:34 phd1969 lines of code
02:34 phd1969 I find the wiki article you were referring to, it was just a site suggestion but I don't think it'll get implemented
02:37 nimdAHK yeah I saw that
02:37 * nimdAHK is out of ideas. Try the Hello World's and some ciphers
02:39 mwn3d_phone phd1969: there is no "difficulty" associated with any task on RC
02:40 mwn3d_phone Tasks will have varying difficulty in all languages
02:40 mwn3d_phone That's not for us to decide. We just have solutions where people have contributed them.
02:42 mwn3d_phone Also many solutions are split into several parts which don't necessarily look much different from separate solutions except for the human-readable text between them
02:42 mwn3d_phone So even finding the average lines of code might not help much
02:43 phd1969 Ok thanks, I'll give it a go and just use my judgement
02:43 mwn3d_phone ("Lines of code" isn't always a good indicator of difficulty anyway...with the right amount of finagling you can significantly change the number of lines in many languages)
02:44 mwn3d_phone "Give it a go"...I get it :p
02:44 phd1969 completely unintentional
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06:17 mwn3d_phone The site seems kinda slow lately
06:17 mwn3d_phone I haven't looked at the analytics page but I can't imagine this is caused by traffic
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