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Re^4: The current state of Perl 6
in thread The current state of Perl6
I don't know. I don't care. I know what I need from Perl 6 to use it. I don't really care if it's ready or not for anyone else to use it, in the abstract.
If you need specific features or characteristics, you're welcome to file specific bug reports or make specific feature requests. As with any free software project developed by a community, they may or may not be accepted but you get the source code either way, and you're free to do with it almost anything you wish.
In the absence of specific questions and details, this degenerates into a debate over the semantics of abstract words like "done" and "exists" and "vaporware" and "delivery" and "dead" and "useful" and "usable", which is a lot of fun for epistemologists but is almost always an unproductive rathole for developers.
Edited to add: I get the impression that some people think that the intent is for Perl 6 to replace Perl 5 wholesale. I only speak for myself, but that's not my intent. I have plenty of code it doesn't make sense to migrate to Perl 6 right now, and it might never make sense to migrate that code. With that said, I think that Perl 6 is a better language as a whole, but Perl 5 has the better surrounding ecosystem right now. Yet being able to use Perl 5 modules through Blizkost is a tremendous advantage for Rakudo, and it changes my risk/reward calculation for using Perl 6 substantially.