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in reply to TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku

What is your stance about version numbering?

Is Perl version 6.0.0 too confusing now and will we be having a jump to Perl 7.00.0, not unlike PHP? Or is it better we have a perl 5.32.0 and greater? And only after a mayor change, switch to a higher version?

use classic_perl; # enable backwards compatibility by disabling modern

perl -E '@_=split//,`cal 1`; say @_[37,38,576,86]'

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Re^2: TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku
by wazoox (Prior) on Oct 14, 2019 at 10:37 UTC
    We can do like Java, which will remain Java 2.x for ever, but actually dropped the 2. So that'll be perl 32, perl 33, etc.
Re^2: TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku
by LanX (Cardinal) on Oct 14, 2019 at 13:25 UTC
    7 is a holy number in most world religions.

    It has too much of a marketing potential on this planet to be disregarded.

    But IMHO a new major release should come with new features to be credible.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
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