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Re^3: Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets

by sundialsvc4 (Monsignor)
on Jun 21, 2013 at 14:41 UTC ( #1040186=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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(Shrug...)   My take-away has always been that it is a project “in a void universe” ... just another group of Monty Pythons looking for the Holy Grail, and bootstrapping against the reputation of and some of the syntax of “Perl” in the doing of it.   But, all of it to no useful effect.   Quibbling, yes, even here, about how many milliseconds it takes to trigger your right index-finger muscle one more time (or less, as the case may be) in a quest to write things in a way suitable to The Knights Who Say –Er.”   They have been quibbling among themselves for more than six years, give-or-take, and by now I conclude that they will be doing so forever.   Even an encounter with the Holy Larry has not brought any closure to their efforts.   The mythos of “disruptive change” is highly over-rated.


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Divided we fall (was Re^4: Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets)
by raiph (Hermit) on Jun 22, 2013 at 03:40 UTC
    In this reddit post I have quoted you and said:

    I'll start with some empathy. Actually I'll go one better: sympathy. In the context of discussions about Perl 6 sundialsvc4 has in the past emphasized how big and complex the world's Perl 5 codebase is; how its ecosystem ought not be unduly disturbed without good reason; how the bottom line for the Perl community is getting stuff done; how Perl 6 has done an E17 (my term, not his); and how it's a really, really, really tall order for Perl 6 to do anything useful for the Perl 5 community. In general I agree with all these points and support folk continuing to emphasize them.

    But I had other things to say too. I care about this deeply and would appreciate it if you would be willing to take a look at the reddit post, perhaps mull it overnight, and consider my requests for ideas and restraint.

    Thanks for contributing to this discussion with humor even if it is a little acerbic. ;)

      Could I trouble you to provide an explanation of E17, for those of us not familiar with this (presumed) jargon? TIA...

        My guess is that it’s a reference to Enlightenment, “a stacking window manager for the X Window System” of which E17 is the latest release:

        Version 0.17, also referred to as E17, was in development for 12 years starting in December 2000 until 21 December 2012 when it was officially presented to the world as a stable release.

        (Underlining added.) :-)

        Athanasius <°(((><contra mundum Iustus alius egestas vitae, eros Piratica,

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