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Re^2: To monks who are interested in contributing to Perl 6 but are not now doing so. What is stopping you?

by Anonymous Monk
on May 16, 2013 at 21:07 UTC ( #1033900=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: To monks who are interested in contributing to Perl 6 but are not now doing so. What is stopping you?
in thread To monks who are interested in contributing to Perl 6 but are not now doing so. What is stopping you?

There’s your problem:

... if some one asks you if they can simply go and use Perl 6 for all things they use Perl 5 today, Your answer will be a straight 'No.'

“Therefore, it is not ‘Perl-6.’”   Period, hard-stop, end-of-sentence.   I don’t know what it is (and at this point I frankly do not find reason to care), but the bottom line is that you are creating:   a different language.   Stack it alongside, say, Haskell or Lustre or Simple or Sartre or Brainf*ck or InterCal or Piet or Whitespace, and hope for the best.   But, please, don’t play out in real-life the old joke about the woman who was married to an IBM salesman for thirty years but was still a virgin ... “all he did was to sit on the edge of the bed and tell me how good it was going to be.”   :-)


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Re^3: To monks who are interested in contributing to Perl 6 but are not now doing so. What is stopping you?
by sundialsvc4 (Abbot) on May 16, 2013 at 21:09 UTC

    Postscript:   the above post was mine.   I don’t know why PerlMonks logged me out.   I own these words.   Attach your down-votes here ...

    (And to the above list of languages I would have cheerfully added ... “or C++ or Ruby or Perl5 or ...”     (Insert the wildly-successful programming language of your personal choice or prejudice.)   This is engineering, and in the Engineering world you live-or-die by a strange combination of virtue, good fortune, and pure dumb luck.   (But somehow, meanwhile, you get the job done.)

      "I donít know why PerlMonks logged me out."

      It probably didn't, you've been given an explanation as to why you may be experiencing this at least twice before, but you fail to provide any logical comment on the subject.

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