I have to agree I don't think this is a serious project. In-fact at this point it seems like a bunch of friends working on a hobby in their basement.
Sent from my iPhone Wendell Hatcher wendell_hatc...@comcast.net 303-520-7554 Blogsite: http://thoughtsofaperlprogrammer.typepad.com/blog On Jan 5, 2011, at 10:15 AM, Guy Hulbert <gwhulb...@eol.ca> wrote: > On Wed, 2011-05-01 at 18:02 +0100, Jan Ingvoldstad wrote: >> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 17:30, Guy Hulbert <gwhulb...@eol.ca> wrote: >> >>> Rakudo is not listed here: >>> http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/ >>> Fixing that is something I'd like to help with. >>> >>> Note that go was listed *before* it was announced. That tells me that >>> the go authors are, in some small way, more serious about their project >>> "succeeding" than perl6. >>> >>> So your suggestion to Gabor is to add the question: > > No. The subject changed ... > >> >> Do you think that NOT listing Rakudo at shootout.alioth.debian.org means >> Rakudo is not a serious project? >> >> Or did you have some other point? > > Marketing. > >> >> (This is the first time I've seen shootout.alioth.debian.org, I won't claim >> that it's not a serious shootout just because of that, BTW.) > > When go was announced a link to 'shootout' was in the announcement. I > think I might have seen if before that but, if so, i'd forgotten so it > was new to me at the time. > > What got me interested in perl6 was the april fools announcement about > parrot ostensibly by Larry and Guido. Something like 10 years ago. > > I don't learn new programming languages unless I have something to do > with it. I've been looking at what it would take to implement > perl6/rakudo versions of the programs on 'shootout', and I think I can > do it so I will try to get one or two of them running properly in the > benchmarker. > > The benchmarking program can be downloaded (which I've done) and comes > bundled with 2 or 3 python programs, one of which requires python 2.5 > and I'm still on python 2.4 (don't ask). However I've figured out how > to see the source for example programs, so I'll manually download all > the perl5 and C ones and try to get the benchmarker going for those. > > It'll take me a little while ... > > -- > --gh > >