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by gods
on Feb 11, 2000 at 00:06 UTC ( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
In Apocalyse 6 Larry Wall explains how subroutines are going to work in Perl 6. I have read all the Apocaplyses and Exegeses. I think this is the straw that broke the camel's back. I think this is the worst case of "second system syndrome" I have ever seen. I quote the Jargon file entry:
"When one is designing the successor to a relatively small, elegant, and successful system, there is a tendency to become grandiose in one's success and design an elephantine feature-laden monstrosity."
I think the language design shows too much influence of "Evil Damian". I want "good Damian" to work with Larry et al. to reduce the complexity of the language. Or (shudder) a subset of the language to be defined.
Please advise me as to how to proceed.

In reply to Perl 6 is too complex by Anonymous Monk

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