People who criticize you are not your enemies but your friends, indirectly they give you a temperature check of whats brimming in the community.
To be clear, I'm extremely welcoming of honest criticism.
But oft-repeated, off-the-cuff speculations that fail to demonstrate
even basic critical thinking skills (such as evidence, reasoning,
and a person's ability to self-check their own statements)
do not qualify as "friendly criticism". They're just FUD.
You are right no body really understands the complexity behind what you are trying to build. But ask yourself this question, How are they to understand when you haven't told it to them?
IMO, this is more FUD ("Nobody is talking about Perl 6"). Here's an off-the-cuff and horribly incomplete list for 2009, in no particular order:
- Perl 6 Advent Calendar
- Practically all of Larry Wall's keynote addresses and invited talks
- Piers Cawley, Healthcheck Perl: The Perl Future, Heise online
- Tim Bunce, Perl Myths 2009, ossbarcamp
- Alex Handy, Rakudo provides Perl 6 preview, SD Times
- Carl Masak, 3D, baby!
- Daniel Ruoso, Perl 6 - The quest for the holy grail, FISL 10
- Moritz Lenz, Perl 6 in 2009, Linux Today
- Moritz Lenz, What you can write in Perl 6 today
- Perl 6 due in spring 2010 - some of it anyway, Heise Online
- Daniel Carrera, The Josephus problem in Perl 6, Python and Ruby
- Chris Dolan, Using Rakudo grammars, Frozen Perl 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Perl 6 today, Frozen Perl 2009
- Gabor Szabo, Hands-on Perl 6 training, Nordic Perl Workshop 2009
- Jonathan Worthington, The Perl 6 Express, Nordic Perl Workshop 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Building Compilers with the Parrot Compiler Toolkit, Nordic Perl Workshop 2009
- Carl Masak, Beauty and chaos: the story of November, Nordic Perl Workshop, 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Hacking Rakudo Perl, Nordic Perl Workshop, 2009
- Jonathan Worthington, There's more than one way to dispatch it, Nordic Perl Workshop, 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Perl 6 today, YAPC::NA 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Perl 6 regexes and grammars, YAPC::NA 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Hacking Rakudo Perl, YAPC::NA 2009
- Jeff Horwitz, Using and contributing to mod_perl6, YAPC::NA 2009
- Morris Siegel, Enhancing Perl 6 pattern-matching with ideas from Snobol4, YAPC::NA 2009
- Damian Conway, Perl 6: Why? What? How?, OSCON 2009
- Larry Wall and Damian Conway, Perl 6 Update, OSCON 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Hacking Rakudo Perl, OSCON 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Building Compilers with the Parrot Compiler Toolkit, OSCON 2009
- Damian Conway, Perl 6 update, YAPC::EU 2009
- Patrick Michaud, Hacking Rakudo Perl 6, YAPC::EU 2009
- Jonathan Worthington, Perl 6 roles in depth, YAPC::EU 2009
- Martin Berends, Perl 6 for Perl 5 Programmers, YAPC::EU 2009
- Carl Masak, Perl 6 ♥ the Web, YAPC::EU 2009
- Jonathan Worthington, The Perl 6 Express, Belgian Perl Workshop 2009
- Jonathan Worthington, Solved in Perl 6, YAPC::Asia 2009
- Jonathan Worthington, The Way to Rakudo *, YAPC::Asia 2009
- Jonathan Worthington, Solved in Perl 6, Italian Perl Workshop 2009
- Dan Kogai, Perl? Which Perl?, YAPC::Asia 2009
- Szabo Gabor, Getting Started with Perl 6
- Szabo Gabor, Perl 6 Tricks and Treats, YAPC::Asia 2009
There's a ton more, of course. We're at conferences, we're writing articles and press releases, we publish the minutes of our meetings, etc. We blog, we tweet, we have Perl 6 RSS feeds, we're part of Perl Iron Man. Just because you're apparently not seeing the buzz doesn't mean there isn't any.
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