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

by xiaoyafeng (Chaplain)
on Dec 30, 2011 at 21:46 UTC ( #945686=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!

IMHO,if you work as QA tester, perl will do your work well. But in terms of evolving, perl is not good enough yet. At least I've been waiting for a type system, a good B::C module and a jit in perl5 for years, and it's like that i have to continue my waiting(add oil! Reini Urban! ;))

And perl6 is of course the future of perl, consist grammar, plenty of features and better oo, I've been drooling for it years too. But I think too big ambition of parrot authors has delayed its coming. sooner they focus on perl6 development other than javascript, lua, ruby etc, faster we can enjoy the brand new perl.





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Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by JavaFan (Canon) on Dec 31, 2011 at 01:10 UTC
    At least I've been waiting for a type system, a good B::C module and a jit in perl5 for years, and it's like that i have to continue my waiting
    And, what was your contribution to get any of this implemented?
    But I think too big ambition of parrot authors has delayed its coming. sooner they focus on perl6 development other than javascript, lua, ruby etc, faster we can enjoy the brand new perl.
    And what has your contribution to Perl6 or any of its implementations been?
Re^2: Why do people say 'Perl' is dead?!?!
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Dec 31, 2011 at 06:30 UTC
    And [Perl 6] is of course the future of perl...

    It's been the future for eleven and a half years. The only concrete thing you can really say about it these days is that it'll continue to be the future for the foreseeable future.

    I think too big ambition of parrot authors has delayed its coming.

    More like several years of no runnable Perl 6 implementation to guide the evolution of Parrot followed by several years of perpetual rewrites of the existing Perl 6 implementations.

    sooner they focus on...

    Neither volunteer effort nor volunteer interest is fungible.


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      What is like the worst case ETA for production ready Perl 6?

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