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Re^5: Perl 6 to be renamed?

by 1nickt (Abbot)
on Aug 19, 2019 at 12:00 UTC ( #11104686=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Perl 6 to be renamed?
in thread Perl 6 to be renamed?

There is no "Perl6". Read the news.

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Re^6: Perl 6 to be renamed?
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 19, 2019 at 13:19 UTC

    There is no "Perl6".

    One day I typed "brew install perl6" on my computer and now I can enter things like "perl6 -e 'say X'" and wonder what it means. I also have several versions of Perl 5 installed! I don't have Perl 1-4 but do wish perlbrew would add the best stable version of each, so we can have ever more fun. I want more Perl, not less, more!

    I recently installed "gnuradio" which resulted in 2 additional versions of "Python" 2 and 3 being "unbottled" by "homebrew" on to my computing device. This is in addition to the many more versions of "Python" automatically installed by applications on my computer, including at least one that facilitates my otherwise wonderful Perl IDE (Komodo :( Free :)

    I guess the paradigm involves multiple versions of Perl running simultaneously to handle each computationally heavy aspect of a modern application like, for an IDE: 1. the GUI and 2. syntax highlighting and 3. real time eval and 4. perl critic and etc. No big deal on modern systems cause Perl is so tiny...

Re^6: Perl 6 to be renamed?
by jdporter (Canon) on Aug 20, 2019 at 14:54 UTC
    There is no "Perl6". Read the news.

    Did I miss something? The latest I read was that they were considering adding an "alias" to the branding (essentially)... but not abandoning the "Perl 6" name. So the outward marketing can be more sane, while the unpleasantness within the community can continue raging.

    Now, if you're referring to the fact that @lwall has declaimed very clearly that the name is "Perl 6, with a space" and not "Perl6", then yes... but that's not news.

    I reckon we are the only monastery ever to have a dungeon stuffed with 16,000 zombies.
      The latest I read was that they were considering adding an "alias" to the branding

      No, this time around what is being discussed is a full rename.

        Thanks. Interesting discussion going on right at this moment!

        I can't comment in that discussion, but if I could, I'd offer the observation that "ofun" has this possible drawback in terms of marketability: It invites haters to say that the language is zero fun!

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