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Re^3: Perl is dying

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 18, 2006 at 20:58 UTC ( #562128=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Perl is dying
in thread Perl is dying

Quoth chromatic: Only the depth of your whiny martyr complex surpasses your unbound self-described courage.

That's why I'm posting this anonymously. Try ruffling some feathers here and see for yourself how petty some Perl Monks can be.

Ignore chromatic. He's prone to this kind of name calling, and then moments later he'll be lambasting you for "ad hominem" attack.

Don't worry about him. Those of us who are experienced with Perl can see it's flaws; and those of us who remember Topaz or the perl compiler projects will can see that Perl 6 will be no more sucessful than those embarassing chunks of perpetual vapourware...

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Re^4: Perl is dying
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jul 18, 2006 at 21:08 UTC

    Yeah, exactly, Pugs is a complete failure.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

      That's what they said whenever people pointed out that Topaz or perlcc wasn't done: it was a work in progress, lots of people were working hard on it, it was "nearly done" for five years, etc.

      Years later, perlcc barely compiles a hello, world, and Topaz is abandoned. Perl 6 will die a slow death, too... that's my prediction, based on past experiences with the Perl community's overhyped promises....

      Prove me wrong if you like... if you can...

        How many people ever worked on Topaz? How many on perlcc? 180, like they have on Pugs, yes? And they clocked up nearly 12,000 commits, right? They managed that within 1.5 years, for an average rate of over 100 commits per day (which is skewed by the initial rate and thus obscures the fact that the rate has accelerated over time, without ever showing any sign of slowdown)?

        Tell me that three years from now, a project that will by then have a conservatively estimated 250 contributors and 40,000 commits will be abandoned. Go on. Prove me wrong.

        Makeshifts last the longest.

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