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Re^4: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 13, 2011 at 09:34 UTC ( #943289=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
in thread Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

Why do you keep saying Perl 5 is not doing well? I mean Moose and associated stuff is actually doing a pretty great job in taking care of those extensibility problems, aren't they?

Also I think its best to leave Perl 6 folks to themselves. No one know what is going to come out of it. Worse case, all those learnings can be pulled back in to Perl 5.

May be through a more extensible P5 core, we can get all syntax we have in P6 in P5.


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Re^5: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Dec 13, 2011 at 18:45 UTC
    Why do you keep saying Perl 5 is not doing well?

    Where did I say that? I think you're reading a lot into specific technical criticisms of Perl 5.

    Worse case, all those learnings can be pulled back in to Perl 5.

    In 20 years of gradual evolution perhaps. You have to change many, many things, including the basic container/value model and the Perl 5 notion of type morphing, to make a lot of Perl 6 features possible.


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