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Theo van den Heuvel
June 14, 2020 16:04
Re: just curious to know
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If you allow me to jump in.

I have used scores of programming languages. For me, raku (as it is now 
called) is the language to go to if I need a serious textual analysis of 
any kind.
The design aspect of the language that I rely on heavily is the Grammar 
class, which so fundamentally augments the notion of regular expression 
that it allows me to make transformations of data that would be very 
much harder in other languages.

Other people will have other motivations, I am sure.

good luck,
Theo van den Heuvel

Radhakrishnan Venkataraman schreef op 2020-06-14 17:04:
> Hi,
> I had been a perl 5.0 user in the past.  Ever since perl 6.0 was
> announced, I waited, like many, indefinitely.  At last perl 6.0 has
> just started from its starting block and is also in the race.  I am
> happy about that.
> Perl 5.0 was generally termed to be good at CGI scripting, system
> administration, web scraping, strong regex, processing text files
> etc.,
> I want to know what perl 6 is so special in.  When perl 5.0 was there,
> there did not exist any other language to do the same things easily as
> perl 5.0 did. Similarly, in which areas perl 6 is special?  I am
> unable to know it from google search, as much information is not
> available.
> Further, if concurrency and parallelism are the special things in perl
> 6, then Rust and Go (so special in both concurrency and parallelism)
> are already spreading its wings over the information technology field.
>  Both are statically typed and compiled languages and there would be
> more "welcome gesture" for these languages in the field.
> To put my question simply, where is the space for perl 6 in today's
> technology?
> Please enlighten me (any body from user group) on this.
> Thank you,
> Regards,
> Radhakrishnan

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