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Re: Perl 6 ... dead?by chromatic (Archbishop)
|on Sep 01, 2004 at 20:09 UTC||Need Help??|
Whats your opinion regarding perl and parrot?
Almost everything that Perl 6 needs from Parrot has either an implementation or a fairly stable design. Dan and Leo have a detailed status chart and know what needs work at various stages for Perl 6.
Patrick and Luke are starting the grammar engine this week, after working through some design issues in the previous couple of weeks.
Larry's writing up Synopses for Apocalypses which don't have them yet, including some of the skipped Apocalypses. I've seen a draft for S9 (Data Structures). Damian, Hugo, Nick, and Luke have provided lots of comments on these.
Allison is finishing a roadmap for the next 12 to 18 months of the project. This may include funding developers again.
I have a handful of patches, a couple of proposals, and some odd chunks of code that exercise dusty corners of Parrot objects and NCI.
Several other people maintain documentation, web pages, TODO lists, and contribute code, bugfixes, and practical experience.
Of the people I've seen or heard complain about Perl 6 in recent memory, none have actually contributed anything useful -- documentation, tests, code, bug reports, or stories.