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Re^12: The current state of Perl6

by petdance (Parson)
on Apr 20, 2010 at 15:37 UTC ( #835801=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^11: The current state of Perl6
in thread The current state of Perl6

I'll continue to speak up when I think that what you're doing is pointless or counterproductive.

But why? What do you imagine you're achieving by telling people that their work is pointless? Why does it aggrieve you to have someone work on something you wouldn't choose to work on? Do you have the mistaken belief that if someone works on project X that it's taking away resources from your pet project Y?

I'm also trying to find the contributions that you're making to Perl, but not finding them. Can you please point me to them? I'm curious what you're adding.

xoxo,
Andy


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Re^13: The current state of Perl6
by educated_foo (Vicar) on Apr 20, 2010 at 15:47 UTC
    It's not worth my time to fisk this. Maybe there's a chance that other people, not already personally invested in what I see as a waste of time, will avoid wasting their own time.
    I'm also trying to find the contributions that you're making to Perl, but not finding them. Can you please point me to them? I'm curious what you're adding.
    I use Perl to write programs that solve problems I have. I distribute some of them. Do I need to do something more to win your approval?

      I distribute some of them. Do I need to do something more to win your approval?

      It's not a matter of my approval at all. However, I suspect you'll find that your opinions about what work should be done are given more credence by those doing the work when you're helping shoulder that burden rather than taking shots from the side.

      So where are these distributed programs?

      xoxo,
      Andy

        what does he prove if he shows you that code ? I find this pointless.

        given more credence by those doing the work when you're helping shoulder that burden rather than taking shots from the side.

        I don't view this thread as taking shots from the side , let me reiterate what he wrote so I can enforce educated_foo's point of view

        The problem I have with how you spend your time is that it makes so much noise per unit of useful work. Here, have a cookie. Meanwhile, the people who make Perl worth using have been applying several patches per day without any blog noise.

        Now what the guy is saying here is that chromatic is making a lot of fuss about patching 2 lines of POD and stuff like that.

        but it is probably in chromatic's nature to speak about these little success stories he has. or maybe he needs approval ... I really don't know

        So where are these distributed programs?
        On CPAN, and in Debian. When users report bugs, I fix them. Some people use them, even though they're not as trendy or publicized as ack.

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