In Apocalyse 6 Larry Wall explains how subroutines are going to work in
Perl 6. I have read all the Apocaplyses and Exegeses. I think this is the straw that broke the camel's back.
I think this is the worst case of "second system syndrome"
have ever seen. I quote the Jargon file entry:
"When one is designing the successor to a relatively small,
elegant, and successful system, there is a tendency to become
grandiose in one's success and design an elephantine feature-laden
I think the language design shows too much influence of "Evil Damian".
I want "good Damian" to work with Larry et al. to reduce the
complexity of the language. Or (shudder) a subset of the language to
Please advise me as to how to proceed.