On 10/2/2018 6:29 PM, Trey Harris wrote:
So it is for the  postcircumfix. For those of us who have been
following Perl 6 development for 18 years, the fact that it—and almost
every other low-level particle—can be described at all in such a way
is a remarkable triumph of the language.
On 10/2/2018 5:45 PM, ToddAndMargo wrote:
On 10/2/18 5:31 PM, Curt Tilmes wrote:
On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 8:28 PM ToddAndMargo > wrote:
Question: in Perl syntaxland, is "postfix" short
Nope. Each are different types of oeprator.
On 9/30/18 2:45 AM, ToddAndMargo wrote:
The manual need to be written for the common user to
understand, not just developer level and very advanced
users. They don't need the manual anyway.
Of course we do. I constantly refer to the Perl 5 manual rather than
waste memory on rote
On 9/26/2018 3:21 PM, ToddAndMargo wrote:
I use words all the time. I never would have figured it out
multi method words(Str:D $input: $limit = Inf --> Positional)
Do your really think any beginner would be able to figure out
"words" from the above?
If the beginner had studied the
Ordinarily I would agree with you. But I know my own brain and
how it works. I only learn by doing. Have tried to change that
A good tutorial book *will* make you "do." The brian d foy book does
exactly that with things to try, and questions to explore in your own
On 9/9/18 3:47 PM, ToddAndMargo wrote:
I also LOVE examples. Sometimes an example will get past the
fog quicker than anything else. And you will notice in a
(spoken) language dictionary, they ALWAYS give
an example of how to use a work in its various contexts.
"Learning Perl 6" by brian d
right (at least, initially) by
creating the ---tut series of pods. Good programmers are not always good
writers or teachers.
Author, "Perl Debugged," "Perl Medic," and "Perl Fundamentals."
Hullo. I am on
CentOS Linux release 7.5.1804 (Core)
and I did
yum install rakudo [rakudo-0.2018.04-1.el7]
yum install rakudo-zef [rakudo-zef-0.2.9-1.el7.x86_64]
Both came from epel. Then I tried this:
# zef install Readline
Missing or wrong version of
On 5/31/17 8:44 PM, ToddAndMargo wrote:
On 05/31/2017 08:39 PM, Lloyd Fournier wrote:
perl6 -e 'say "\a"'
No joy under linux.
0x07 does not work either. Just prints a 7
I have seen Damian demonstrate how Perl 6 can be the best language for
teaching functional, procedural, and object-oriented programming.
On 1/19/2016 10:37 AM, Darren Duncan wrote:
I very much agree with this idea, of arguing Perl 6 as a teaching
language. Academia are the ones that would
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