Perl 6 in 2011, and why you should be excited about it

By Carl Mäsak (‎masak‎)
Date: Saturday, 25 June 2011 14:00
Duration: 45 minutes
Target audience: Any
Language: English
Tags: evolution excitement performance perl6

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What could be better than a rapidly evolving, increasingly reliable implementation of Perl 6, with an ever-growing problem-solving scope?

TWO such implementations, of course! :-)

While Rakudo is making great strides behind the scenes, adding such features as native types, a closer contact between compile-time and run-time, and large contact surfaces for optimizations... an implementation called Niecza is gearing up, and quickly gaining on the current champion among Perl 6 implementations.

Two implementations, each showing vitality and each with its own strengths. For those of us who follow along, things just got very, very interesting.

Attended by: Philippe Bruhat (‎BooK‎), Damien Krotkine (‎dams‎), marc chantreux (‎eiro‎), Olivier Mengué (‎dolmen‎), Charles Minc, Stéphane Payrard (‎cognominal‎), Laurent Dami (‎dami‎), Jean Forget, Emmanuel Rodriguez (‎potyl‎), Nils Grunwald,