in reply to
Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 6: A Love Letter To Dave Mitchell, chromatic, and BrowserUK
Will, I think that what Dave (and I) are saying is more-or-less that “you’ve got this bee in your bonnet, and it’s not going to stop (and, neither are you ...) until it has run its course.” You are listening to those who agree with you, even effusing in praise(!) of those people, while seeking to pull those who foresee difficulties ahead of you into a debate that can only lead (in your eyes) to conversion to your point-of-view. Therefore ... enough talk. Go do it, all of you, if you can. One of two things will happen. Maybe you will succeed!
But meanwhile, please don’t continue to pollute the Meditations section with this. You have assembled your team of raving fans. Go now, all of ye, and produce something ... if you can. Neither love-letters nor speculation will actually produce a compiler.
Now, if you will please now cast your obligatory down-votes on this reply, as certain of you are wot to do with regard to virtually anything that I say, and get busy. “Time’s a wastin’ ...”