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Re^10: Hockey Sticks

by Anonymous Monk
on Jul 11, 2012 at 05:19 UTC ( #981006=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^9: Hockey Sticks
in thread Hockey Sticks

No!

But you didn't get the point, I started following Perl 6 a little late. So here is what I went through. A colleague comes to me and talks about Perl 6, Gives an excellent introduction, a few links and then leaves.

First I browse around Pugs project, and check chromatic's weekly updates on Design notes. Then I read so many more links and I'm super excited. Until I learn the project has a years of history already. Then I read that no release date exists. Nevertheless, Some think called Rakudo exists. I begin following it. Pugs begins to die a slow death and later the development is completely halted. Rakudo grows substantially(like Niecza is now), then Rakudo suffers slowdown. Then rewrites, then porting to multiple backends. Years later, up until now still no production release exists.

Niecza evolves in the same path.

When you look at the snapshot of the whole history. You see failures, slowdowns, rewrites, porting to multiple backends and yet no production release yet. A lot of blog posts, essays but no end to this thing.

Amidst all this, the scariest part is. Earlier a thread like this would start a long thread of people venting frustration. Some trolling, some complaining. These days no one even cares! Seems like many people have already given up.


Comment on Re^10: Hockey Sticks
(Re^11: Hockey Sticks)
by raiph (Friar) on Jul 12, 2012 at 22:02 UTC

    > When you look at the snapshot of the whole history. You see failures, slowdowns, rewrites, porting to multiple backends and yet no production release yet. A lot of blog posts, essays but no end to this thing.

    That's what you see and emphasize. But please don't suggest that's all there is to see or emphasize. I see and emphasize successes (zavolaj, emmentaler, bailador, rosettacode, etc.), development speedups (that's why I wrote the original meditation this comment is part of), code that's good enough that it doesn't need rewriting (eg the excellent p6model), continued hope that the Parrot team will deliver (but a strategy, and now codebase, that no longer relies on that), and a lot of high quality releases (or whatever you want to call them). A lot of blog posts, essays, and clear evidence P6 will be productized in the next year or two.

    I get that most don't care. I'm focusing on speaking to those that do.

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