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Re^2: Metrics tracking Perl 6 development

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 10, 2012 at 08:08 UTC ( #992700=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Metrics tracking Perl 6 development
in thread Metrics tracking Perl 6 development

Something is seriously wrong with you if you say Perl 5 is not ready for production use. By your definition a rocket is not production ready to launch into space because it cannot run on roads. This argument is absurd, and you diverting from the topic.

Even if you by any means of semantic play deduce Perl 5 is not ready for production use. Can you please answer the inevitable question Is Perl 6 at least as much production ready as much as Perl 5 is?

That question captures what people mean when they ask for production readiness of Perl 6. And there are no complicated measurements for productions readiness, some how only Perl 6 is having all these complications, every other piece of compiler in this world slaps '1.0.0' at a point of time with sufficiently acceptable conditions of quality, feature completeness, libraries and documentation and ships it.

If you are not there yet, then you are not there yet. Making the definition the goal ambiguous doesn't mean you achieved your goal.


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Re^3: Metrics tracking Perl 6 development
by moritz (Cardinal) on Sep 10, 2012 at 13:55 UTC
    Is Perl 6 at least as much production ready as much as Perl 5 is?

    For what use cases?

    You see, Perl 6 isn't meant as a successor for Perl 5 (at least not anymore; that was the original intention for Perl 6, but we've diverted from that path long ago), so it's not clear to me that Perl 6 has to excell in exactly the same spots as Perl 5. So I don't think we need to have a complete superset in productivity to declare it production ready.

    That question captures what people mean when they ask for production readiness of Perl 6.

    Citation needed. Maybe it captures your idea, but people I talk to all have different ideas of production readiness.

    That question captures what people mean when they ask for production readiness of Perl 6.

    I frankly admit that on most areas, existing Perl 6 compilers cannot compete with Perl 5 on most "production readiness" metrics. So, if that's the answer you want to hear, please have it and be happy.

    But there are a lot of folks who don't need the same level of stability and speed, and who are willing to give up a bit of both in exchange for a much more expressive and consistent language. And for those folks we need a more detailed answer than "yes" or "no". It's for those folks that we blog about our progress, fix bugs, add features and make monthly releases -- not for the anonymous crowd waiting for a release labeled 1.0

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