Hate Perl6 with all your heart in only 25 days!

Adrian Jackson
Adrian Jackson

kys

Cooper Butler
Cooper Butler

Eh, I haven't even given Perl 6 a chance yet, so I don't have any opinion about it. Perl 5 still fulfills all my non-trivial scripting needs (stuff that a small /bin/sh script can't handle). Just today I wrote a small proxy/firewall component for my own use, using the HTTP::Proxy module. 30 lines of code does exactly what I needed.

Nathaniel Morgan
Nathaniel Morgan

So that's a no, then.

Carter Kelly
Carter Kelly

Netanel Rubin pls go

James Richardson
James Richardson

never heard of him

Day 4
an extract from a book on parsing in perl6. You're not going to use perl6 for parsing, but if you were, here's how you would do it. relatively serious. minimal unicode.
I think I'll need more posts by Zoffix if I'm to reach my hate goal by Christmas.

Jayden Ross
Jayden Ross

god uses templeOS i communicate with god daily with it. god's a real foxy sheila tbh.

Jeremiah Morris
Jeremiah Morris

I think I'll need more posts by Zoffix if I'm to reach my hate goal by Christmas.
Just go read their IRC logs, the guy's packing some serious borderline personality disorder and flips shit at random people and storms off at least monthly. The "pet monkey" slur against an indian guy a few months ago was stellar.
Ironically that's what sets them apart from most other language communities - most of them are so genuinely nice and forgiving they get taken advantage of by shitheels like him. Rust would've tossed him out on his ass at the first offense, hell he's probably permabanned from a lot of perl 5. Fucking ad industry cunt.

David Stewart
David Stewart

day 6
I do think Perl 6’s lack of strict typing is a major disadvantage, because developing the mental muscles of keeping track of data types is a good idea
uh what. Did you forget a negative or are you just stupid? I spent a lot more time keeping track of types in Forth than in OCaml. You know why? Because Forth doesn't help me *at all* but OCaml will immediately complain when the types in my code stop making sense.
Or are you one of those people that thinks if your compiler doesn't check types, that your code doesn't have them?
I was not able to “absorb” what Stroustrup was explaining even though he was teaching the basics which I had already learned.
blah blah blah. This isn't a review; it's a TED talk about the personal journey of a perl6 guy through a perl6 book.
boring but not hateful. BRING BACK ZOF
day 7
2017
still using tests
ok fair enough but I'm not at a loss for a way to test things in other languages.
I saw that unicode too. Can you guys literally not help yourselves? Do you have a fetish or something?
day 8
here's how you can help make us make perl6 not suck as hard!
wew
day 9
wtf I don't hate perl6 at all today.
if I had to throw up a quick webserver I could even see myself using this thing
...assuming that centos has perl6 rpms.
day 10
starting to get cool. sounds like an adventofcode problem here.
Luckily, he was using Perl 6, which properly turns unicode fractions into rational number
... you ... you stupid motherfuckers.

Liam Perez
Liam Perez

That one's not entirely their fault, they're just overly excited about making full use of the data files the unicode consortium puts out.
Now if you want something numeric to bitch about, how about there being no shorthand for literal-hex floats like there is in perl 5:
~ $ perl -E 'say 0x1234p-8'
18.203125
~ $ perl6 -e 'say 0x1234 / (1 +< 8)'
18.203125

That was added to p5 because it solved a real problem somewhere. Unicode 10? Emoji parsing? Who fucking cares that the language's output looks pretty on an iPhone screen, when it has to be copied and pasted into twitter to get there at all because it lacks the binary data types to speak half the OSI stack?

Camden Powell
Camden Powell

why not rewrite it in python rust?

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