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Perl 7 will be out ...

by hippo (Bishop)
on May 01, 2021 at 10:11 UTC ( #11131924=poll: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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By Christmas
[bar] 24/10%
Next year
[bar] 12/5%
15 years from now, by which time it will be a completely different language
[bar] 38/16%
It's just a number, so who cares?
[bar] 162/69%
236 total votes
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Re: Perl 7 will be out ...
by syphilis (Archbishop) on May 01, 2021 at 12:04 UTC
    "By Christmas" is the only option that's guaranteed to be correct.
    (Or maybe "Next year" can also be deemed guaranteed - in which case so also can "Tomorrow" ;-)


      It was one of my first YAPCs when I heard Larry Wall talking about how the next version of Perl would be out be Christmas, and then I didn't think anything more about it. Christmas came and went, and I experienced the dawning realization that .. it might be a while for the next version. Like .. 20+ years. :D

      As has already been pointed out, the definitive answer can only be 'By Christmas'. :)

      Alex / talexb / Toronto

      Thanks PJ. We owe you so much. Groklaw -- RIP -- 2003 to 2013.

Re: Perl 7 will be out ...
by LanX (Saint) on May 01, 2021 at 12:09 UTC
Re: Perl 7 will be out ...
by atcroft (Abbot) on May 01, 2021 at 23:51 UTC

    "When it is ready."

    (When that will be is a separate question (for which I admittedly have no guess).) :)

Re: Perl 7 will be out ...
by Discipulus (Canon) on May 02, 2021 at 17:19 UTC
    OK.. but which one of many Christmases? And Perl7.. but the 7 is to be intended in base-10?

    Sorry but nowadays I'm a bit lost..


    There are no rules, there are no thumbs..
    Reinvent the wheel, then learn The Wheel; may be one day you reinvent one of THE WHEELS.
Re: Perl 7 will be out ...
by Ratazong (Monsignor) on May 03, 2021 at 09:33 UTC

    Directly after Perl 5.99 - and the only reason to start with Perl 7.0 will be an obscure 2-digit-limit on the minor index. ;-)

      > obscure 2-digit-limit on the minor index

      Are you sure?

      $ perl -M5.100 Perl v5.100.0 required (did you mean v5.10.0?)--this is only v5.33.9, +stopped.

      map{substr$_->[0],$_->[1]||0,1}[\*||{},3],[[]],[ref qr-1,-,-1],[{}],[sub{}^*ARGV,3]

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