in reply to Re^2: Why Change?
in thread Why Change?
Wrong or is this semantics? This thread:
...began the day I started debating with timtoady (not knowing whom he was) over why Perl 6 repulsed me. I noted how perl 6 broke years worth of my work, changed all the one sigil operators to bizarre hieroglyphics (~~ is string cat because it looks like .. strings?), and reeked of intellectual theorycraft instead of a pragmatic tool for programmers in the real world. I'm willing to change my opinion on this- I want to- but if you read that thread, LW clearly differentiates perl 5 and 6 as being separated by decades, and the motivation for naming it Perl to use the legacy reputation of perl 5.
Perl 6 is a ground-up rewrite with no relation to perl 5 in code or compatibility, with a stark departure in grammar/syntax. Is this a better sounding sentence? Looks more like python to me on the blogs than perl. I'm sure you've all done some fantastic work on perl 6, but you're going to find the same reactions if people believe perl 6 supports perl code as we know it.