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Re: Thoughts on Perl6 - Love it? Hate it?by TheDamian (Priest)
|on Jan 11, 2002 at 05:29 UTC||Need Help??|
[I'm on the road, so this will have to be brief]
Re: Next Apocalpyse/Exegesis
I've seen Larry's first draft of A4 and it's brilliant. We're working through a few rough edges and that will continue on Perl Whirl '02 next week. I'll write E4 on the ship (no holidays for Perl serfs!) and the A4/E4 pair should appear late Feb.
Re: Worry's about Larry and Damian muddling something fundamental
We worry about that too. But we have Nat Torkington, Jarrko Hietaniemi, Dan Sugalski, Simon Cozens, Hugo van der Sanden, and Jon Orwant on the design review team. Very few mistakes survive that calibre of scrutiny.
Re: Scary changes in Perl 6
I have an article in the next Perl Journal (out next month) entitled "And Now For Something Completely Similar..." that illustrates that Perl 6 is going to be very much like Perl 5 for a large number of coders. And is going to feel entirely Perlish, even where it does differ from Perl 5.
Edited 2002-01-10 by dvergin to fix use of square brackets