Articles with tag - Perl6

23.10 20100

Damian Conway’s Quantum::Superpositions talk

All things considered, Damians Conway’s talk is Yet Another Perl6 Promotion (YAPP), but a damn fun one.  Highlighting some very funky new features that Perl 6 makes happen, in constant time. Theoretically.

Conway is one of the best speakers I’ve seen so far. His talks have speed, passion, a big dose of absurd humor and loads of geek references. If you have the chance to attend one of his talks: go see him, you won’t be disappointed, promise.

The talks starts with a lighthearted refresh of the history of quantum mechanics, unexpected revelations about Bohrs activities in modeling and winter sports and so on.
When the audience is under his spell Conway dives a bit deeper and shows many examples of Perl 6′s more natural syntax, and possible uses of superpositions. Showing how superpositions -called Junctions in Perl 6, are not just reserved for mad scientists. Junctions might be damn useful for programmers; replacing contrived nested for loops with elegant code generating prime’s, testing list membership, doing string comparison, all the while letting Perl take care of parallelization automagically, in constant time. Theoretically.  

read more