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Re: Re: My 2004 Perlish Wish

by duff (Vicar)
on Dec 31, 2003 at 23:23 UTC ( #318042=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: My 2004 Perlish Wish
in thread My 2004 Perlish Wish

Though I share your wish (but I'll not settle for autoboxing!), I don't expect Perl6 until 2005 sometime. That way I get to delay my disappointment by a couple of years or be extremely happy if it arrives before the end of 2005 :-)

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Re: Re: Re: My 2004 Perlish Wish
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Dec 31, 2003 at 23:43 UTC

    I just finished compiling Perl with the autoboxing patch and already I've discovered that the author's nifty examples don't seem to translate very cleanly. And having @array->sort delegated to a SCALAR class is just wrong :/

    And yeah, I also don't expect Perl6 next year, but I figured a wish list was a perfect place to have a wish :)


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Re^3: My 2004 Perlish Wish
by Cop on Oct 06, 2007 at 15:54 UTC

    Perl 6 obviously hasn't arrived yet, even 2 years after your worst expectation. What's your thought now?

      I'm quite happy that Perl 6 hasn't arrived yet. And I'm still optimistic that Perl 6 will arrive.

      I'm happy because I've been following the language design and there are things that had we rushed to implement would have been a big waste of all of that volunteer effort. Oddly enough, keeping up with the language design is also why I'm optimistic.

      Have you ever heard "good, fast, cheap: pick two"? Since very little money is involved (a few grants but mostly unpaid volunteer work), we've pre-picked "cheap". That just leaves a choice between "good" and "fast". I think everyone agrees that we want something good.

        Best wishes. I don't care whether it's cheap, as long as I don't have to pay. Java is not cheap, but it is zero cost to me, just like Perl does.

        There is a reversed movement going on nowadays, some people started to move away from open source. People are finally pissed by the I-didn't-ask-you-to-use-my-shit attitude.

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