Nordic Perl Workshop 2006

Deploying Perl 6

Deploying Perl 6

By Audrey Tang (‎audreyt‎)
Date: Thursday, 15 June 2006 15:30
Duration: 40 minutes

With the advent of, we can write "use v6-pugs;", start coding in Perl 6, and deploy it as part of a Perl 5 application, without any extra
dependencies such as Haskell, Parrot, or even C compilers.

This talk will discuss typical deployment scenarios, emphasizing on the strength of Perl 6's deployment model:

- Automatic dependency analysis, so upgrading CPAN modules will no longer break programs mysteriously.
- Multiversioning, allowing the use of multiple versions of the same module on the system.
- Module and function interfaces that enables more robust and self-documenting programs.
- Cross-platform bytecode, resulting in faster loading time and cross-compilation opportunity to e.g. client-side JavaScript.

Moreover, we will present recipes for reusing Perl 5 modules in Perl 6 programs and vice versa.

About the speaker:

Audrey Tang (formerly known as Autrijus) is a Taiwanese free software programmer, best known for initiating and leading the Pugs project, a joint effort from Haskell and Perl communities to implement the Perl 6 language.

She is also known for internationalization and localization contributions to several Free Software programs, including SVK, Kwiki, Request Tracker and Slash, as well as heading Traditional Chinese translation efforts for various Open Source-related books.

On the CPAN, Tang initiated over 100 Perl projects, including the popular Perl Archive Toolkit (PAR), a cross-platform packaging and deployment tool for Perl 5. She is also responsible for setting up smoke test and digital signature systems for CPAN.

Tang is a high school dropout and a vocal proponent for autodidactism and individualist anarchism.