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Re^4: What's wrong with Perl 6?

by eric256 (Parson)
on May 11, 2007 at 21:05 UTC ( #615011=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: What's wrong with Perl 6?
in thread What's wrong with Perl 6?

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.


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[Corion]: ambrus: Yeah - we're in that situation too, except that there is no time to do the reorganizing :-/
[LanX]: ... so my boss started a project with the newest sun servers and invited the traders to come on weekend to test it... and they were so pleased, that they forced him to keep it in production...
[ambrus]: Corion: sure, this is the long-term plan. The short term is that I have to run this ungodly mess to get results from the new input data today.
[Corion]: ambrus: Most of our "automation" is tied to process exit codes and a shell pipeline :-\
[LanX]: ... a week later they realized that one of the databases - which recorded how much the other banks due to this bank - was not correctly plugged
[ambrus]: Corion: I have no problem with exit codes and shell pipeline. My problem is that the current process requires a lot of manual intervention from me, including editing the source codes.
[ambrus]: (Also a lot of manual intervention by two or three other co-workers, who do other parts of the process.)
[ambrus]: Some of the manual part is unavoidable, but not all.
[choroba]: LanX was there a way to recover the numbers from the remaining information?

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