Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #rosettacode, 2015-11-19

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02:46 Topic for #rosettacode is now Rosetta Code: Coding in  (∞ - 1) languages ; http://irclog.perlgeek.de/rosettacode/today ; Pop  a tab and stick around! ; Account creation issues? Send an email with  your desired username to bureaucrats@rosettacode.org.
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18:36 a___ hey everyone, how's it going?
18:46 a___ I notice that the page for Dijkstra's is still in the draft stage for what looks to be mostly consistency issues with the different solutions.  Has anyone thought about trying to add a standard for each problem description so that implementations can conform to it.  For example, in a programming competition (or even homework) the program is often spec'd out so that it expects a certain type of input and emits a certain type of outp
18:47 a___ I imagine it can can pretty complicated if the specification is too rigid but for this problem it'd probably be easy to standardize on a list of vertices, edges and just choose whether it's directed or undirected
19:06 eMBee a___: it depends on the task, some tasks do indeed have a defined input and/or defined output that implementations must follow. if you have a suggestion like that, i would suggest you bring it up on the tasks talk page, and then implement it unless there are objections.
19:07 a___ ok, thanks.  I'm doinga  drive by fix for the javascript quicksort algorithm right now.  Hopefully I'll get to it sometime soon
19:07 a___ How is Rosetta code doing by the way?  It seems to have cooled down since 2013 or so
19:15 a___ ok done.  I hate having to re-implement basic algorithms every time.  They're so tedious and so finicky.  Why I think Rosetta Code is so important...
19:31 eMBee a___: i don't know, my activity has certainly cooled down, but mostly because there are only so many things i can do in a day.
19:31 eMBee but i am just one user, and i was never as active as some others to begin with
19:32 a___ yeah, how it always is
19:32 eMBee i am certainly still in love with the idea, and i use it and promote it occasionally
19:34 a___ I wish there were a standard 'algorithms' library.  Rosetta Code seems to be the closest thing.  But of course there are some big gaps...like dynamic programming (and Dijkstra's)
19:35 a___ It would be nice to have some automated testing
19:35 a___ anyway, I know how these things are..it's always a labor of love by some few people that don't really get paid
19:38 eMBee people have worked on testing, i think there are tasks for that (scraping all the code examples and running them)
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