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Re^3: Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets

by moritz (Cardinal)
on Jun 21, 2013 at 05:37 UTC ( #1040073=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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Just go to, and take a look at how many different github user names those modules link to. And that's only those who have published modules, which is just a fraction of the users (just as not every Perl 5 user has published a module on CPAN).

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Re^4: Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jun 21, 2013 at 06:46 UTC

    ... then filter those that did not submit a thing for six months as those most likely lost interest. And I do not believe there's actually a lot of people that use Perl6 and did not submit anything into this repository. While the fraction of CPAN authors might easily be one in thousands for Perl 5, I'd be very surprised if it was more than one in five for Perl6. Early adopters are different from ordinary users and there's so few modules for Perl6 that it just begs for releasing anything at all.

    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

        You've provided evidence of (hard to say, I did not find a way to count them) maybe two hundred people that contributed and your belief that there is a similar ratio between contributors and users as there is for Perl5 and CPAN. I do not question your contributors, I question your belief that they are all still interested and especially the ratio for which you've got no evidence at all.

        Perl 5 has lots and lots of wheels so there is a much higher barrier to becoming a contributor. You have to find a niche or believe you've found a way to make one of the wheels rounder or something. Nothing like that exists for Perl6. You've spent a day or two hacking, you've already created something different than all there is in the repository, you upload it.

        Update: As I have nothing better to do I go through the git commits and looks like the 200 will be about right. If you'd remove the commits of moritz, tadzik, colomon and masak, you'd be left with maybe a quarter of the current number. It's kinda sad looking at the loads of people that make a few commits with in a few weeks, maybe a month, and then disappear. They are the majority. So far and I'm down to november (that's a name of a wiki engine written in Perl6) and there's 36 people that commited anything this year. Color me unimpressed, it's June!

        Enoch was right!
        Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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