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The State Of The Scallion Address: Perl Compiler Current Affairs — Will Braswell, 45 minutes; pending
Perl is an onion, and RPerl is a skinny green onion, a scallion! 22 years after Saint Larry's original State of the Onion at The Perl Conference, it's time for everything old to be new again. Will the Chill speaks on the current affairs of the RPerl compiler and related topics of interest.
RPerl is the new optimizing compiler for Perl 5. This course will provide hands-on guidance to lead students through installing RPerl and writing their first RPerl programs. We will implement solutions to the exercises in chapter 1 of the course textbook, Learning RPerl. We will begin work on chapter 2 if time permits.
This course is a continuation of the RPerl White Belt, and will provide hands-on guidance to lead students through RPerl's scalar data literals & types, scalar operators, constants, basic input & output, conditional statements, and loop control structures. We will implement solutions to the exercises in chapter 2 of the course textbook, Learning RPerl.
Using XS to speed up a Perl-Module. Load shared libraries. What can go wrong? And why?
See RPerl run! This presentation is chock-full of real-life, bona-fide, honest-to-goodness running RPerl examples, demos, and applications.
What drive and desperation leads a developer to create an entirely new scripting language, just to figure out how to put macros in Perl 6? Find out in this talk!