in reply to Re^3: Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets
in thread Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets

In this reddit post I have quoted you and said:

I'll start with some empathy. Actually I'll go one better: sympathy. In the context of discussions about Perl 6 sundialsvc4 has in the past emphasized how big and complex the world's Perl 5 codebase is; how its ecosystem ought not be unduly disturbed without good reason; how the bottom line for the Perl community is getting stuff done; how Perl 6 has done an E17 (my term, not his); and how it's a really, really, really tall order for Perl 6 to do anything useful for the Perl 5 community. In general I agree with all these points and support folk continuing to emphasize them.

But I had other things to say too. I care about this deeply and would appreciate it if you would be willing to take a look at the reddit post, perhaps mull it overnight, and consider my requests for ideas and restraint.

Thanks for contributing to this discussion with humor even if it is a little acerbic. ;)


Comment on Divided we fall (was Re^4: Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets)
Re: Divided we fall (was Re^4: Capturing parenthesis and grouping square brackets)
by jdporter (Canon) on Jun 24, 2013 at 11:18 UTC

    Could I trouble you to provide an explanation of E17, for those of us not familiar with this (presumed) jargon? TIA...

      My guess is that it’s a reference to Enlightenment, “a stacking window manager for the X Window System” of which E17 is the latest release:

      Version 0.17, also referred to as E17, was in development for 12 years starting in December 2000 until 21 December 2012 when it was officially presented to the world as a stable release.

      (Underlining added.) :-)

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