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I cannot agree more with what you wrote, I think this is entirely true. More than a decade has passed since they started writing Perl6.

The problem is they also had a lot of implementation, instead of doing some centralized common effort, they spread like fishes when approaching obstacles in a stream.

Here's some quick statistics on the number of commits

8|Allison Randal 
8|Julian Albo 
10|Audrey Tang 
15|Leopold Toetsch 
16|James E Keenan (Jim) 
17|Paul Cochrane 
22|Andy Lester 
35|Jonathan Scott Duff 
35|Kyle Hasselbacher 
38|Martin Berends 
38|Mark Glines a.k.a. Infinoid 
40|Cory Spencer 
44|David Romano 
45|Will "Coke" Coleda 
52|Bernhard Schmalhofer 
97|Stephen Weeks 
118|Carl Masak 
229|Moritz A Lenz 
232|Jerry Gay a.k.a. particle 
429|Solomon Foster 
536|Moritz Lenz 
796|Patrick R. Michaud 
1040|Jonathan Worthington 

It's pretty clear who the main people are here. Maybe it's also a problem of competency. Maybe they don't master all the elements needed to write a language. I don't know. But I'm 100% there are reasons for Perl6 not being production-ready yet.

What is interesting to note is that these people are carrying out unpaid work. That means they have fragmented time slices which are used to implement Perl6. Again that's something very important. Also, because it's unpaid work, maybe it's not taken very seriously and the mentality of the whole project is something like yeah, we got this experiment going, and it's going to continue to be an experiment for a looong long time

In reply to Re^5: The current state of Perl 6 by Anonymous Monk
in thread The current state of Perl6 by Anonymous Monk

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