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Re^2: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Dec 20, 2007 at 20:53 UTC ( #658249=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl
in thread Modern Perl and the Future of Perl

Do the people with the Right Stuff to do the work have better things to do?

Larry will speak for himself if necessary, but I have the strong impression that he prefers describing Perl as it is and leaving plenty of room for other people to build nice things with it and share how to build nice things with it.

Besides that, his brain is full of Perl 6 these days, so if there's a new Camel, I expect to see that instead of a Perl 5.10 or 5.12 version.


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Re^3: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl
by webfiend (Vicar) on Dec 20, 2007 at 22:02 UTC

    I prefer that Larry keep his attention on Perl 6, but it would be so nice to see an updated Camel Book. Maybe other people could take up the burden of writing and he could have a more supervisory role. I don't know, but folks do need to be aware that Perl's still alive and kicking hard. I know that people whose experience is limited to "I wrote a bunch of Perl scripts" 5-10 years ago are consistently amazed at what can be thrown together with a few CPAN modules.

Re^3: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl
by Cop on Dec 21, 2007 at 01:12 UTC

    Probably nobody ever said this before me, but Larry might be the biggest problem to perl 6. Once a hero, but now a burden. This sounds cruel, but hey...

    Back to your arguement, the truth is that: at this moment, nobody gives perl 6 a shit in real life, if people see no hope in the 5 stream, they are gone and gone forever.

Re^3: Modern Perl and the Future of Perl
by doom (Deacon) on Dec 21, 2007 at 05:39 UTC

    Besides that, his brain is full of Perl 6 these days, so if there's a new Camel, I expect to see that instead of a Perl 5.10 or 5.12 version.

    But Larry is not the only author of the Camel, and I would hope that Randal is whispering in Tim O'Reilly's ear about how perl 5.10 deserves a new book all on it's own.

    Though if the idea is that we need to promote a new, updated, style of perl programming, obviously that's what "Perl Best Practices" is about.

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