<audreyt> re MO hacking, will do that as soon as disk0s2: 0xe0030005 (UNDEFINED). goes away. <audreyt> need to spend ~2hr running ddrescue <putter> re disk, eep <audreyt> since it's creeped into ~/.svk/ area and hence interfere with hacking <putter> lol <putter> (image of audreyt watching disk progressively die, but thinking "no, it hasn't hit /svk yet, so it's not important", and goes back to hacking...;)
I would like to simply remark that putter++'s imagination was... entirely correct. ;-)
Pugs's PIL2JS is nice, and Scheme2JS is rather complete with regards to R5RS, and now Ruby2JS.
Once all the JS-targetting people sit down and encode their calling conventions on top of the JS2 convention, and resolve inter-language calls between Ruby and Perl6 and Scheme, then it will serve the same niche as Parrot. And I think it will happen... maybe around Christmas. :-)
<putter> audreyt: say you sat down with a copy of yourself, similar CS
capabilities (perhaps not as yet identical reading lists), but who had
never hear of perl or p6. how would you describe p6? what about it is
not just "another been there and done that" language? what is its
"related work" connection to the rest of the field? <putter> I'd love to read a transcript of that conversation. <audreyt> I think p6 is mostly about reconciling irreconcillable gaps. <audreyt> prototype vs class-based; multi dispatch vs constrained types; inheritance vs
interface; typesafety vs ducktyping; early vs late binding; etc <audreyt> some of them are socially irreconcillable, some of them provably irreconcillable.
but p6 reconciles them anyway.
Hmm. A more detailed/comprehensive list of such gaps may be interesting.
04:06 < gantrixx> and I wish there all the effort that was going into Python develompent was going into Perl6 04:07 < audreyt> oh, but they are 04:07 < audreyt> we stole^Wlifted a _lot_ of ideas from PyPy and IronPython 04:07 < gantrixx> very good 04:07 < gantrixx> but more than likely, the guy is going to move on to a new girlfriend, and just because his ex lost weight doesn't mean he will re-unite 04:07 < stevan> gantrixx: but if that ex was his true love,.. he might :) 04:07 < audreyt> ..and this is more like the daughter of his ex ;) 04:08 < gantrixx> yes, but waiting for her to be of legal age is a bit frustrating