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In the Healthcheck: Perl article mentioned in Healthcheck and the Perl Future, the author suggests that he and others think that Perl 5.10.0 should really be called Perl 5 Version 10.0.

I hadn't heard this before, but the more I reflect on it, the more I like the idea. For one, I think it sort of helps differentiate Perl 5 and Perl 6 as different languages, rather than as successor languages. Additionally, it's a subtle marketing trick to defeat the "no major release of Perl" in X years FUD, as it makes "Perl 5" a language and "Version 10" a major new release.

Had others heard this meme before? If so, where? And what do you think about the idea?

-xdg

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