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Re^5: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Dec 13, 2011 at 18:45 UTC ( #943403=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: 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?

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.

Improve your skills with Modern Perl: the free book.

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