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    With a beta of Perl 6 probably being less than two years away ..

Perl 6 seems to be like a mirage, enchanting, beautiful, desirable .. and always retreating, retreating. The number I always hear is '18 months' when anyone talks about when it will arrive.

I think the big change will happen when some of the key CPAN modules get ported or certified to Perl 6 compliant. Once we have modules that work, then we'll be able to write code that works. The corollary is that if there's no for Perl 6, there will be no Perl 6 CGIs.

Perl sure is quirky, but that's because (like the English language) it has many forebears. When I started doing a little shell programming recently, I often had two thoughts, "Hey! This is like Perl!", followed by "No, Perl is like shell." My awk experience predated (and led to) Perl, so at least I got that order correct.

I look forward to Perl 6 -- I made the transition from Assembler to C, and then from C to Perl (starting with the brand new 5.4 version). It won't be a language change, but it will definitely be a dialect change, but that suits, coming from a language designed by a linguist.

Alex / talexb / Toronto

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In reply to Re: How to Sell Perl 6 by talexb
in thread How to Sell Perl 6 by Ovid

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