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Perl isn't dying. Perl is already dead, murdered in cold blood by those who created it.

There are two languages called Perl, and we must not confuse them. One is Perl 5 - abandoned and declared obsolete by its developers in 2000. Another is Perl 6 - which isn't here after 6 years of development (not even beta versions), and nobody really believes it will ever be here.

And even if by some chance Perl 6 - a completely new language - is released, what's the point of using it ? Do you seriously believe it's going to have full Perl 5 compatibility ? If Perl 5 compatibility was that easy, someone would have already added it to Ruby and Python.

A total rewrite is always a stupid thing and Perl developers are stupid people for attempting it.


In reply to Re: The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex by Anonymous Monk
in thread The Perl Hacker Inferiority Complex by Anonymous Monk

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