I feel a little sad to read comments like in this thread from chromatic. I've learned many from you, a very famouse guy in perl community, your book, your blog etc. And I do hope to always see your comments for helping perl improvement than some prejudice biasely.
I can understand your feeling about parrot, but, you have to admit by far, JVM seems be a better platform for perl6 than parrot, and whatever it be slow or not, it should not become a reason which you doubt others efforts, like the comments you leave here, like your blog in several days ago. Before pouring cold water, we, I mean guys who love perl, should at least provide our praise and encouragement.
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