in reply to Re^9: Will Perl 6 Replace Perl 5?
in thread Will Perl 6 Replace Perl 5?
I'd be happy to hear that the specification test suite was complete. Or even, completable. Because that would mean the specification was complete. Maybe by Christmas ...
Then at least be happy that we understand the difference between convergence and divergence. Also consider being happy that we think we understand that trying to horse the fish into the boat often results in divergence rather than convergence if it over-stresses your leader. We have to play the fish so that it does not overtax the equipment.
We see that the fish is getting tired already. When it's time for the net, it'll be obvious.
And the fact of the matter is that the pace of spec changes is slowing down. These days most of the substantive spec changes are a direct result of observing how various implementations are attempting to nail down the loose flounders so they don't flop around the boat quite so much.
Of course, until "Christmas" comes, people will continue to carp...
And of course, they will continue to carp afterwards too. Some people are just never happy unless they have something to be unhappy about.