This is a chapter fromCreating a compiler with Raku In this chapter, we’ll review the grammar that was created so far and will try to make some changes to make the grammar and the actions more compact, more readable and more user-friendly. The bigger the language becomes, the more important it is to keep its … Continue reading “Chapter 5. Working on Grammar”
So, Larry Wall agreed to rename Perl 6 to Raku. Here’s the quote with a nested quote in it: I am in favor of this change, because it reflects an ancient wisdom: “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the … Continue reading “OK, Raku”
In short: I am against renaming. The longer story Once in a while, another round of the non-ending battle starts, and this time, unfortunately, I was the one who allowed to start it from a public stage. There were a lot of noise around the keynote speakers of PerlCon 2019 in Riga, and in the … Continue reading “On renaming Perl 6”
In the recent days, you might have seen the calculation that leads to getting an exact value of 42, the answer of Life, the Universe and Everything. Let me copy it here, using the power of Perl 6 and its arbitrary precision arithmetics , not to mention the coolness of using superscripts directly in the … Continue reading “🦋 109. 42 via the cubes”
Only until the end of the year, you can buy the Perl 6 Calendar 2019 and Using Perl 6 book as a pack!