Perl6 ideas stolen from Japanese

By Marty Pauley (‎maokt‎) from Shibuya.pm
Date: Friday, 25 July 2003 11:00
Duration: 40 minutes
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It is well known that Larry stole lots of good bits from other
programming languages to first create and then extend Perl. But
Perl's position as the most eclectic Programming language has been
threatened by Ruby, created by Yukihiro Matsumoto who stole all the
best bits from Perl.

Larry's reaction to the threat of Ruby was to steal all the good bits
of Ruby to use in Perl6, but he soon realised that this would not
secure dominance for Perl. Stealing from Ruby wasn't enough to beat
Matz. Larry had to do more: he used his impressive linguistic skills
to steal from Matz's native language: Japanese.

This talk starts by examining the existing similarities between Perl5
and Japanese, then covers the new Perl6 features that Larry stole from
Japanese, Ruby, and the mind of a crazy Australian


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