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Re^6: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long

by chromatic (Archbishop)
on Oct 22, 2006 at 03:03 UTC ( #579809=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long
in thread Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long

Choosing not to talk is not the same as not knowing.

Not participating in the project, admitting to not following the project, and choosing to say anyway "I don't think the project will succeed but I'm not going to tell you why" is a fairly gutless way to snipe from the sidelines.


Comment on Re^6: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long
Re^7: Why Perl 6 is taking so !@#$ long
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Oct 22, 2006 at 04:48 UTC

    How about if I did take part?

    How about if my (real) name appeared in the credits list? And all over the discussion forums? If, after taking a good deal of time trying to convey my concerns with the project, and supporting others when they expressed their concerns, it became obvious to all that those concerns were concidered unimportant or trivial or simply too far from where those with influence wanted to go, I backed away. And when those that did seems to share my concerns felt they had no other course but to walk away, I decided that it was a lost cause? What then? Is keeping my own council still "gutless"?

    Update:

    "I don't think the project will succeed but I'm not going to tell you why"

    Also, I never said that. Nearly a year ago I agreed with another monk that I didn't think Parrot would succeed. And a couple of hours ago I declined to enter into technical debate about a subject I am no longer up to date on with someone whom appears to delight in knocking Perl.

    Had anyone been interested back then, or if anyone was seriously interested in my opinion now--then a private msg asking for that opinion would be the right approach.


    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      Had anyone been interested back then, or if anyone was seriously interested in my opinion now--then a private msg asking for that opinion would be the right approach.

      Oh well then, please please deign stop teasing us arrogant idiots and tell us exactly what we're doing wrong.

        tell us exactly what we're doing wrong.

        In your case, that's easy. Disparaging any opinion that does not coincide with your own--even before you know what that opinion is.


        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
      And a couple of hours ago I declined to enter into technical debate about a subject I am no longer up to date on with someone whom appears to delight in knocking Perl.
      I don't understand this part - who exactly appears to delight in knocking Perl?
        who exactly appears to delight in knocking Perl?

        It was you that frontpaged that piece of pro-PHP spam wasn't it?


        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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