Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Don't ask to ask, just ask

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Not sure I agree on your assertion that Perl 6 is not the least bit Perl like. I think PHP is so successful because it fully embraces "Worse Is Better", which is kind of what you're alluding to. Perl 5, to some extent, does too, but it's attempted to move towards a more "correct" design, while still being genuinely better (and Perlish). I think a good example of this is the strict pragma.

Perl 6 (at least as it seems from where I'm standing) is an attempt to re-design Perl with a "Better is Better" approach. Hopefully it won't sacrifice too much of it's ability to get the job done, or it's Perlish-ness.

People say Perl 6 is going to be obsolete once it's released because it's taking so long. I actually think the real challenge for Perl 6 is if the whole "Better is Better" approach can actually work. Many have tried before, many have failed. See: Lisp

In reply to Re: Perl is an ad-hoc irregular jumble of functionality... and that is A-OK by Mutant
in thread Perl is an ad-hoc irregular jumble of functionality... and that is A-OK by princepawn

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others perusing the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2015-10-10 21:05 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      Does Humor Belong in Programming?

      Results (258 votes), past polls