Perl 6 - the future is here, just unevenly distributed

IRC log for #webwork, 2015-05-08

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17:04 goehle hey mgage
17:44 mgage hi geoff
17:44 goehle hey
17:44 mgage what’s up?
17:44 goehle when a pg file is run, is are things like the math objects pm files part of safe?
17:46 mgage they are imported into safe.  They and the other .pm files are compiled outside of safe so they can have commands that are not allowed from within safe.  That is the main difference between .pm and .pl files.   (Also the .pm file are usually more object oriented, but not always.)
17:47 goehle hmm
17:47 goehle so I was thinking about using http://search.cpan.org/~nine/Inline-Python-0.49/Python.pod
17:47 goehle but I'm not sure how it will interact with safe
17:48 mgage the imported files are listed in defaults.config
17:48 goehle right
17:48 goehle the issue is if I import it will it open up things
17:48 goehle via the python route
17:49 mgage I don’t know either — on of Yoav Freund’s students did something with python and perl — I think she wrote a .pg interpreter in python — I’ve been meaning to try to grab it but I’ve been too busy until recently
17:49 goehle hmm
17:49 goehle ok, thanks
17:49 mgage np — headed to listen to the last honors disertation talk — then I”m done :-)
17:50 goehle nice
17:51 mgage the existence of perlmodule within Python is interesting — I wonder how good the interpretor is?
17:51 goehle this is the other way around
17:51 goehle its inline python in perl
17:51 mgage right — but that page also mentions the perl interpretor within python
17:52 mgage lot’s of tangled possibilities here
17:52 mgage :-)
17:52 goehle huh
17:52 goehle interesting
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