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Re: Time to change the (Perl 6) guard!

by Wassercrats
on Jul 06, 2004 at 17:11 UTC ( #372148=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Time to change the (Perl 6) guard!

This sounds really bad. What's the estimated time of completion for Perl 6 now?

I hope there are enough people around to create new versions of Perl 5, as needed, until we have Perl 6.


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Re^2: Time to change the (Perl 6) guard!
by Elian (Parson) on Jul 06, 2004 at 17:19 UTC
    Bad? Oh, I dunno, not really. If nobody steps up I'll continue on and get it done, I expect, it'll just take longer. Or, rather, not take less time.
Re^2: Time to change the (Perl 6) guard!
by sri (Vicar) on Jul 07, 2004 at 14:01 UTC
    What's the estimated time of completion for Perl 6 now?

    Leo Tötsch recently said that he expects it next year! :)
      Damian Conway also said that he hopes to have / expects a beta next year. Although the language specification isn't done yet, enough has been completed to start working on a beta.
        I made the same next-year prediction yesterday (and safe to use in 2006), but everyone seemed to think I was crazy.

        Perl 6 has already been worked on for years. If a computer language takes more than three years to create, it's being developed incorrectly, except in some cases if it's a special purpose language, which Perl is not supposed to be. The longer it takes, the the more likely it is that the niche will be filled by another product by the time it comes out. That's disastrous for development of a commercial product, and a huge waste of time for a free product created by volunteers.

        Ok, I just made up the 3 year time frame, but it feels right.

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