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Re^4: Scope Creep (was Hockey Sticks))

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 23, 2012 at 19:03 UTC ( #949503=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Scope Creep (was Hockey Sticks))
in thread Hockey Sticks

I don't necessarily disagree, but I can look at it from a far more relaxed point-of-view.

It's unfortunate that Star hasn't been able to move past its "early adopter" status yet, but as I'm only interested in Perl6 for curiosity's sake... *shrugs*

Take a look at Rust, another emerging programming language:

They just released version 0.1 - "an alpha release, suitable for early adopters". According to Wikipedia, development started in 2006, Mozilla got involved in 2009, and last I looked they are still changing language semantics left and right.

Some things just take time to get right, even if we'd like it to be otherwise.

-- gerdr

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Re^5: Scope Creep (was Hockey Sticks))
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Jan 23, 2012 at 20:20 UTC
    Some things just take time to get right, even if we'd like it to be otherwise.

    That's fine; I know this to be true (I worked on Perl 6 for eight years).

    Yet I'd be equally as tough on Mozilla if they had a history of throwing away working code just as it's in most danger of being useful while claiming that it's both "useful" and "usable". I don't expect dramatic and rapid progress, but I do expect an accurate assessment of the project's state. If you can't (or won't) support real users, be honest about it.

    Is that so much to ask?

    I'm only interested in [Perl 6] for curiosity's sake...

    I don't blame you. After all this time, it's sad that that's about the most positive thing I can expect. I certainly didn't volunteer time and effort for so many years to produce a curiosity. I wanted to use it, but there you go.

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