The end of the beginning
By Elizabeth Mattijsen (liz) from Amsterdam.pm , Vlaanderen.pm, Niederrhein.pm, perl6.pm
Date: Saturday, 12 December 2015 16:35
Duration: 60 minutes
Target audience: Any
It has been a long beginning for Perl 6. Years of design, implementation, re-design, and re-implementation, left many wondering if the beginning would be eternal. They say in software you should plan to build one to throw away, because you will anyway. It turns out that "one" can be overly optimistic.
But, finally, we have reached the end of the beginning. The point where the quest for the perfect Perl 6 has become the clear enemy of the really rather good Perl 6 we have. And, critically, the point where keeping Perl 6 user's production code working between releases will take a firm priority over language improvement.
In this session I'll look back over my eight years of involvement in the Perl 6 project, share some of my favorite examples of Perl 6 code from my talks over the years (and probably some new ones), provide hints on how to dive into the language, and take a look at what lies ahead.
Attended by: Gianni Ceccarelli (dakkar), Aaron Crane (arc), Dave Cross (davorg), Dagfinn Ilmari Mannsåker (ilmari), Tom Hukins, Smylers, osfameron, Max Maischein (Corion), Søren Lund (slu), Wolfgang Schemmel (Perleone), Andreas Specht (ac0v), James Mastros (theorbtwo), Lukas Mai (mauke), Katherine Spice, Rosellyne Worrall (rozallin), Christopher Hanna (Chad), Marco Fontani (mfontani), Michael Jemmeson (michael), steve mynott (itz), Brian Kelly, Eitan Schuler, Job van Achterberg (jkva), Victor Churchill, Wendy Van Dijk (woolfy), Colin Bradford (cjbradford), Andrew Solomon (illy), Adam Taylor (adam-_-), Paul Evans (LeoNerd), Chris Jack, Anatolie Mazur (Mask), John Harrison (JohnGH), Pavel Vodopyan, Michael Gray, Anton Oussik, Dinis Rebolo (drebolo), Clyde Ingram, Iain Campbell, Merlyn Kline, David Wickens, Michael Woods, Mihai Pop, Pete Barlow, Pete Houston, Daniel Collins (solemnwarning), Theo van Hoesel (vanHoesel), vytas, Hugo Areias (hugoareias), Lee Johnson, Samantha Anderson, Soydaner Ulker, David Potttage, John Imrie, Christian Jaeger (pflanze), Dimosthenis-Andreas Kyriakidis-Karakolis (Specchio), Borkur Gudjonsson, Adrian Faiers, Edward Higgins, Eduard Wulff, Kirk Gibson, Gina Sallery, André Walker, Fox Reymann, Jasmine Ngan,