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Re: How much Perl6 have we got?

by kiat (Vicar)
on Aug 22, 2005 at 15:16 UTC ( #485706=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How much Perl6 have we got?

I venture to say that the journey to Perl 6 will be harder than the one Perl 5 has taken to its present stage.

Perl 5 evolved, taking many small steps along the way. It's a bit like a baby growing. You hardly notice it grow but it's growing all the time. Then one fine day it becomes an adult, with all its learned systems of human behaviour.

Perl 6 is like trying to clone an adult. When it's out, it's expected to do what Perl 5 can do, and much more. So it's harder, because it doesn't have the benefit of those evolutionary steps.