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Re^3: What's wrong with Perl 6?

by Arunbear (Parson)
on May 11, 2007 at 20:56 UTC ( #615009=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: What's wrong with Perl 6?
in thread What's wrong with Perl 6?

We're just trying to skip over the 20 years of deprecation cycles and dead ends it would take to evolve Perl 5 into Perl 16 piecemeal ...

Pardon me if you've answered this before, but what exactly about Perl 6 would give it such longevity?


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Re^4: What's wrong with Perl 6?
by eric256 (Parson) on May 11, 2007 at 21:05 UTC

    He didn't say it would last 20 years, he said it skipped 20 years of slow advance in favor of breaking backwards compatibility in one switch stroke, err well not switch, but you get the idea. Although 20 years of advance might look better than 7 of waiting.


    ___________
    Eric Hodges
Re^4: What's wrong with Perl 6?
by shmem (Canon) on May 14, 2007 at 21:02 UTC
    Surely the concept(*), which is to implement a glue between human languages and computer language (=machine code), i.e. providing solid bridges between the two realms, incoporating linguistics. That's what perl is for me, all the sigil and operator renaming and bracket, dot and whitespace whirlpool is just like the readjustment of an artist's palette after the blue period.

    Adapting the latest findings of CS to Perl (or vice versa) to the above outlined is a task which earns anyone undertaking it my deepest admiration (could anybody help me out to express that in proper english? darn.)

    (*) to my understanding, which might be far from accurate

    --shmem

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                                  /\_¯/(q    /
    ----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
    ");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}

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