[Ilugc] perl toughest language or easy ?
metherid at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 13:07:43 IST 2010
On 11/15/2010 01:02 PM, Raman.P wrote:
> Perl is not dead. There is enough space for multiple languages to exist. Loot at http://search.cpan.org/recent to judge the number of modules created/updated every day. Certainly not all of them are written by old programmers.
> Look at other projects like catalyst framework, webmin, bricolage, movabletype blog, mojolicious, foswiki,webgui cms etc., to see how alive it is.
> Above all our KG's favourite search engine duckduckgo is also running on perl. I think another search engine blekko is also using perl.
> Hopefully perl6 will come soon to set at rest all the doubts.
Perl 6 is a entirely different language and will have to grow its own
ecosystem and might end up casting more doubts on the future of the
language. Having said that, you don't have to wait,
$ yum search perl6 (Fedora 14)
rakudo is the current Perl 6 implementation
============================== N/S Matched: perl6
perl-Perl6-Junction.noarch : Perl6 style Junction operators in Perl5
perl-Parse-Method-Signatures.noarch : Perl6 like method signature parser
perl-Perl6-Bible.noarch : Perl 6 Design Documentations
perl-Syntax-Highlight-Perl6.noarch : Perl 6 Syntax Highlighter
rakudo-star.x86_64 : Rakudo, Perl6-modules, Blizkost and documentation
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