Strangely Consistent

Theory, practice, and languages, braided together


On a whim, I walked barefoot almost all day today. I even went out for a long walk, more than two hours. The weather was beautiful, lots of sun and no wind. I walked on different kinds of asphalt, on dirt roads, on grass, on the kinds of roads made entirely from small sharp pebbles, on rock, and on the floor of my grocery store. All the while, I kept thinking, this is like Perl 6.

Programming in Perl 6 is like walking barefoot. Being in the Perl 6 community is like walking barefoot, too.

Analogies are by nature flawed, because if they weren't partly untrue they would be identities or equivalences instead. But I find some degree of truth in the comparison. It smartmatches on my .ACCEPT method.