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in thread Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets

You asked for evidence, and only counter with beliefs? Not very well-founded.


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Re^6: Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets
by Jenda (Abbot) on Jun 21, 2013 at 17:22 UTC

    You've provided evidence of (hard to say, I did not find a way to count them) maybe two hundred people that contributed and your belief that there is a similar ratio between contributors and users as there is for Perl5 and CPAN. I do not question your contributors, I question your belief that they are all still interested and especially the ratio for which you've got no evidence at all.

    Perl 5 has lots and lots of wheels so there is a much higher barrier to becoming a contributor. You have to find a niche or believe you've found a way to make one of the wheels rounder or something. Nothing like that exists for Perl6. You've spent a day or two hacking, you've already created something different than all there is in the repository, you upload it.

    Update: As I have nothing better to do I go through the git commits and looks like the 200 will be about right. If you'd remove the commits of moritz, tadzik, colomon and masak, you'd be left with maybe a quarter of the current number. It's kinda sad looking at the loads of people that make a few commits with in a few weeks, maybe a month, and then disappear. They are the majority. So far and I'm down to november (that's a name of a wiki engine written in Perl6) and there's 36 people that commited anything this year. Color me unimpressed, it's June!

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.