Here are the slides from the talk I gave at this month’s Boston Perl Mongers meeting, this past Tuesday: Benchmarking Perl 6: How Ready for Prime Time Is It?
The talk examines:
- Perl 6’s suitability for “production.” (Your definition may vary.)
- Experiences of the state and stability of Rakudo.
- Benchmarks of my favorite P6 features.
- Lines of P6 code from everyday life.
- Some comparisons of P6 with P5.
P.S. There’s a lot of the story that you miss when you can’t hear the talk. I may be able to post an audio recording and/or a YouTube video with the audio combined with some version of the slides: still looking into these. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to set up a proper screencast during the talk, so I’m putting together these productions after the fact. And I’m sure there’s a lesson somewhere in there on the efficiency of good planning in design. 🙂
P.P.S. I collected my data using Geoff Broadwell’s (japhb) per6-bench benchmarking framework. (You can catch the code I used in my GitHub fork of perl6-bench.) I also highly recommend his YAPC::NA 2013 talk.