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Re: Perl 6 ... dead?

by perlfan (Curate)
on Sep 01, 2004 at 18:19 UTC ( #387629=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl 6 ... dead?

I lurk on the perl6 internals list, and I must say that I have to clear that folder *often* because of its activity. So what if it takes 1, 2, or even 6 years to get a stable parrot platform. The benefits of such a platform are great enough to wait. Besides, what is the rush? The current Perl is great, and because of the Ponie project, you *should* not even have to rewrite your Perl 5 wizardry in Perl 6.

Parrot is going to be a long term project, and before Perl 6 comes out, Parrot has to be a stable *platform*. This could take years, and since there is no dire need for the next generation of Perl, I think that we can exercise some patients.

May I suggest lurking on the perl6 internals list?

With that being said, I am more excited about Parrot than Perl 6 because if it accomplishes its goal, it will usher a whole new era of "write once, run anywhere" like Java was *supposed* to do...

BTW, if anything is dying, it is *BSD ;) .. j/k


Comment on Re: Perl 6 ... dead?
Re^2: Perl 6 ... dead?
by yosefm (Friar) on Sep 01, 2004 at 19:56 UTC
      I think that we can exercise some patients.
    I'm sorry, I don't have any patients that need exercise. I'm not even a doctor :)

    Ah, If only I had the patience to spend 7-8 years in College...


    perl -e'$b=unpack"b*",pack"H*","59dfce2d6b1664d3b26cd9969503";\ for(;$a<length$b;$a+=9){print+pack"b8",substr$b,$a,8;}'
    My public key
      I guess only those born "on" 1981 can poke fun at others' spelling mistakes....that must have been one intense labor.

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