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Re^3: Five Features Perl 5 Needs Nowby xdg (Monsignor)
|on Dec 19, 2008 at 21:14 UTC||Need Help??|
Nicholas Clark is fond of saying "perl development is driven by people who haven an itch". Which basically means "something is only going to be added/changed if someone is motivated enough to do the work".
Proofs of concept are easy(ish), patches are harder, maintaining features/modules in core is harder yet. There are a lot of great suggestions that seem to stall for lack of volunteer labor. Oh, well, that's life.
I wish these kinds of threads could be more productive than this prototypical exchange:
Sometimes a wish list is just a wish list.
Maybe the original article should have been titled "Five Features I Wish Someone Would Commit to Adding and Maintaining in Perl 5" -- but that doesn't exactly have the same ring. ;-)
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