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A Review of Perl 6 (2017) (evanmiller.org)
4 points by crazydoggers 17 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment

Well written, and insightful.

164 comments at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15004216 from 2017.

> unlike Python, Swift, or Elixir, Perl 6 can can access arbitrary graphemes by position in constant time

So can Python, I thought.

> As a long-time Ragel addict, I really wanted to like Perl 6’s grammar engine, but the lack of decent failure handling means I can’t endorse it except as a refactorable regex machine.

I also like Ragel, and one of the idle thoughts, were I to try Perl 6, was for a parsing project that would exercise the grammar engine.

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