On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 07:12:00AM -0500, Tom Browder wrote: > I have seen several lists of new Perl 6 features (versus Perl 5) but they > all seem to be lists that intermix features with varying degrees of value > to "ordinary" Perl 5 users. If one wants to sell long-time Perl 5 users > (already using the latest Perl 5, Moose, etc.) on the value of Perl 6, what > should be on the important feature list? > > For me, stronger typing, named subroutine arguments, better classes and > namespaces, object methods, and eventually better concurrency and compiled > program persistence are among goodies long awaited. > > Thanks. > > -Tom > > The reason for my request is to help with a better introduction in my > modest draft tutorial on converting Perl 5 to Perl 6 code at the Perl > Monastery. I am comfortable with the example code I use there (which is > not currently intended to showcase new features), but I am getting several > comments on why one should even bother with Perl 6?
In talking to Perl 5 people about my Perl 5 to Perl 6 docuentation, trying to get some feedback on it from people who aren't already doing Perl 6, I get this question a lot. So, yes, some kind of document saying "these are reasons Perl 6 is actually useful" would be very helpful. dha -- David H. Adler - <d...@panix.com> - http://www.panix.com/~dha/ When I went to open my suitcase I found a lock on it, which I never have. So I picked the lock, opened up the suitcase, and started pulling out all these dresses. After like the 10th dress, I thought, These aren't my dresses. - John Malkovich