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.
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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...