in reply to perl 6
This question/issue goes well beyond just a programming
language. It is in all things that we use. Car, TV, soda,
etc. People chose preference and reference to things as
a way of defining their relationship with it. If I state
that Java sucks and isn't a real programming language, that
would most likely indicate my limited understanding of the
language and how to use it. If I say I love Java then most
likely it is something that I understand and can use to my
advantage. In the ideal
computing world we would all be neutral on languages, but
that would deny us human nature.
So the real question is: "Do you think Perl 6 will change your
opinion of the language?
As monks we don't dwell on these issues, but rather use the
language to get our task at hand completed.