in reply to Re^9: The current state of Perl 6
in thread The current state of Perl6
All specifications have something called as a freeze point/Release/you-name-it eg : C++ 98 etc. And that is important because it gives the implementors and the users something to target to. If the C++ 98 specification was never frozen and would continue to evolve till todays date there would be no such thing called as a C++ implementation because the target itself is not complete and implementations keep going on... the bugs keep coming on... and ultimately the users get bored and just go away. As has happened in case of Perl 6.
Take perl 5.12 for example, after two years of development a point was reached that ... Ok, here we are after two years lets stop here ... release this and carry on future development on top of it. There fore 5.12 is a production release and life goes on after that... Why can't perl 6 do that?