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Re^4: What is Perl 6?

by raybies (Chaplain)
on Nov 22, 2010 at 14:51 UTC ( #872979=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: What is Perl 6?
in thread What is Perl6?

No. Rakudo Star is the most complete implementation of the Perl 6 spec thusfar. If you read the Rakudo Star docs, this is pretty obvious, cuz they repeat it all over.

I used to find the whole Perl 6 thing confusing years ago. I think the confusion probably originates from the fact that unlike other languages, Perl's never been about PR and world domination. It's about getting the job done. So you don't have Sun and Microsoft Beating each other up--and the need to adopt simpler naming simply hasn't been an issue. Perl's complicated enough that if you're gonna use Perl, this sort of thing is the least of your worries.

Perhaps this is too laid back. Perhaps we need a glossy veneer for the press. But who has time for that? We're known to be the most lazy programmers out there. :)

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Re^5: What is Perl 6?
by Jenda (Abbot) on Nov 22, 2010 at 23:14 UTC

    I think it's still too soon for marketing. Perl 6 is ready for those interested enough and the naming is not a problem for those. It's not yet ready "for the masses". Once it will be, we may worry about the exact naming of the distribution that we expect the people to install.

    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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