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Re: Perl6 burns 18% fewer calories

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Adam Kennedy
July 10, 2005 08:56
Re: Perl6 burns 18% fewer calories
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Michael Hendricks wrote:
> In other words, Huffman coding works and Perl6 hackers had better start
> watching their waistlines.  Or maybe we should spin it that Perl6 helps
> reduce global warming ;)
> Anyway, I collected a small sample (~300 lines each) of Perl5 code along
> with "equivalent" Perl6 code.  Some came from the Exegeses and others from 
> Pugs' SVN.  I had Text::TypingEffort give me some pseudo-scientific results
> and typing the Perl5 code takes about 18% more physical effort than typing
> the Perl6 code.

My god! What is this wonderful module of which you speak?

Finally a chance to help in the argument that ideas that try to force 
less characters in a huffman-inspired nightmare might make life worse 
from a "actually typing it in real life" sense.

I wonder if handles different keyboard, I'd like to the differences in 
using Perl between the different country keyboards. Especially those 
poor nordics with the / and $ in funny places :)

Adam K

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