All specifications have something called as a freeze point/Release/you-name-it eg : C++ 98 etc. And that is important because it gives the implementors and the users something to target to. If the C++ 98 specification was never frozen and would continue to evolve till todays date there would be no such thing called as a C++ implementation because the target itself is not complete and implementations keep going on... the bugs keep coming on... and ultimately the users get bored and just go away. As has happened in case of Perl 6.
Take perl 5.12 for example, after two years of development a point was reached that ... Ok, here we are after two years lets stop here ... release this and carry on future development on top of it. There fore 5.12 is a production release and life goes on after that... Why can't perl 6 do that?
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:
Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
- 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
Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
| & || & |
| < || < |
| > || > |
| [ || [ |
| ] || ] ||