"Is Perl 6 production ready?" No."Can I reasonably expect to use Perl 6 in a production environment?" No, except for some fairly trivial and meaningless definitions of "production environment".
I am not aware of anyone in this list or on IRC #perl6 who has made any claim to the contrary. If you look at the documentation on Rakudo Star, it is clearly stated that it is an early stage compiler.
So no one is hiding from or avoiding an unpleasant truth.My response to the original poster was NOT to his first question, but in response to the rather acidic follow up. (His first email was answered by a respectful pointer to the position the perl6 developers have regarding 'the question'.)
In addition, let me say this. It has been over five years since perl6 was first mooted and progress has been slow. But slow progress and justifications for the slow progress are not excuses. Some things do take a long time.
Five years seem an eternity in the frenetic world of dot_coms and the like. But it is not a long time in other areas of human activity.
Wanting perl6 to be finished will not help it happen. Nor will acidic comments.
I am responding to these questions because I think it will help rakudo to evolve faster if the work of the developers is placed in context and their achievements are praised.
I truly love perl6! I really would like for it to be blisteringly fast. I worry it will never be truly fast because it is so complex, but only the future will tell.
So how to get things moving faster?Providing substantial funding would help - I am sure that if most or all the developers of rakudo were all paid good salaries to focus exclusively on rakudo, it would be developed faster than currently. But life isn't like that. If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
Richard On 11/23/2011 01:59 PM, Daniel Carrera wrote: