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Re: Perl 6 to be renamed?

by Corion (Pope)
on Aug 12, 2019 at 18:39 UTC ( #11104342=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl 6 to be renamed?

See maybe the PerlCon 2019 Live Stream. liz held the keynote for the second day.

I think there is a ticket somewhere in some bug tracker on renaming Perl 6, but I can't find it at the moment.

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Re^2: Perl 6 to be renamed? (updated)
by haukex (Bishop) on Aug 12, 2019 at 18:58 UTC
      Here's my fav reason to rename it, stolen from TheDamian:
      It has a more subtle association with the Perl community’s signature camelids: “raku-da” is Japanese for “camel”.

      Quantum Mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of

      Again, because I can't comment in the discussion itself...

      Also, Camelia, with the “C” and the “ML” in the name could confuse someone into thinking that’s its a language of the ML family like Ocaml.

      Um... Isn't it? ;-)

        I personally believe that all the concern (expressed by some of the folks in that discussion) about a rename taking the new language away from Perl-the-philosophy-ecosystem-community are completely unfounded, even vapid. Everyone knows that Oberon is a language in the Modula family. And when Oak was renamed to Java it sure didn't hurt anything. The new language needs its own name. Include "perl" in it somehow if absolutely necessary -- something stupid like "neoperl" or whatever.

      Frankly, a language that only about fifty (and here I'm most likely being too nice) people care about may be called anything at all. It doesn't matter at all.

      1984 was supposed to be a warning,
      not a manual!

        Can you show us on this doll where Perl6 touched you?

        `\\||//` '\/`""`\/ .-/ o 0 \-. \_-==-_/ ____)__(____ =|--\ \/ /--|= ='--/__ __\--'= |____| /~~~~\ / \ <_/\__/\_> _/ / \ \_ (___/ \___)
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