Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tasting Perl6

At the moment that the first release of Rakudo Star has been announced over four months, binary packages or tested build in package managers have been provided in varieties of OS. If we want to taste Perl6 on Mac OS X, the best choice seems to be using Homebrew. Just type in $ brew install rakudo-star and run $ perl6. Rakudo Star in Homebrew has been updated to the newest version: 2010.10.

On Debian-like system, the best one should be using PPA of dexter on LaunchPad. The version falls behind Homebrew a little to be 2010.09. Because the Rakudo Star requires Parrot 2.8+, we also have to add PPA of Parrot to satisfy. Command $ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dexter/rakudo-pkg ppa:dexter/parrot-pkg and run update, install. Then have fun!

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