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The real blocker to adoption is that perl 6 ain't yet complete.

What makes you think so? Do you have any data that supports your statement?

I ask because when we released the first version of the Rakudo Star distribution, we got loads of feedback. And most of it was along the lines of "the features are very nice, but it's too slow". Which indicates the the majority of potential users doesn't think that he lack of completeness is the main problem.


In reply to Re^4: Perl 6 is going to get a lot faster in 2013 by moritz
in thread Perl 6 is going to get a lot faster in 2013 by raiph

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