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Re^7: what the history behind perl not having "real" threads

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Feb 28, 2013 at 00:50 UTC ( #1020980=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^6: what the history behind perl not having "real" threads
in thread what the history behind perl not having "real" threads

This has so much been the case that 1) it became required for "forward progress" to become a separate, new project, and 2) has split development resources sufficiently to create questions of sustainability of the language, besides slow the development of the language.

The requirement for legacy compatibility is as much about incumbent control, as it is about not breaking old code.

The big fish in small ponds are rarely up for opening the flood gates and letting the small fry in.


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