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Re: SOP6W

by Mr. Muskrat (Canon)
on Apr 24, 2003 at 20:50 UTC ( #252996=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to SOP6W

Do I think that PerlMonks needs a Perl6 SOPW section? No. And why don't I? We still receive Perl4 questions. Have they caused problems differentiating them from the Perl5 questions? Not at all. I do not see how adding Perl6 questions to the mix will be any different.

<frantic>Oh no! Now we have to deal Yet Another Perl Flavor! What ever will we do?</frantic>
We will do what we do best! We will continue to provide a place for newbies and wizards alike to seek and/or provide help with Perl, no matter the version.

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Re: Re: SOP6W
by rir (Vicar) on Apr 25, 2003 at 04:20 UTC
    I do not see how adding Perl6 questions to the mix will be any different.

    It will be different.

    Perl5 came out in 1994 so by the time PM came around (1999?) Perl4 was fairly obsolete. I have not noted many Perl4 questions. Hopefully Perl6 will be much more popular.

    Perl5 is a superset of Perl4, at least I can't remember any Perl4 that failed or changed meaning under perl5. Perl6 changes the meaning of very small chunks of code. The confusion factor will be much greater.

    I bring up the issue at this early date because I dislike the idea of splitting SOPW. Fancier solutions may require support in the site's code. I like the trend of halley's thoughts on this.

    <frantic>Oh no! Now we have to deal Yet Another Perl Flavor! What ever will we do?</frantic>

    This is just insulting and you are forgiven. In my post I stated that the problem has not arrived yet -- there is nothing frantic in my post. I suggested action -- there is no What ever will we do? tone. Like you I think PM is great. I am trying to keep it that way. I'm sorry that the quality of my thoughts are such that they inspire your ridicule.

    Consider: Help, I've read the doc's but I can't figure out what's wrong:

    blah(); yada(); $var{$field} |= $bool;
    Do we really want a bunch of Is it Perl6 or Perl5? responses to nodes like that?

      Looking over my post, I can see how you or anyone else might take that as an insult. It was not intended as such and I apologize to you and anyone else how took it as such.

      When someone mentions making major or even minor changes to PerlMonks or to Perl for that matter, some people do get frantic about it. Perhaps I should have used <sarcastic>, <unwashed masses> or <poor attempt at humor> instead.

      Perl5 will still work with Perl6. As for your example, if that were posted now, what would you say? I'd say something along the lines of "Where's the rest of the code? Is this 5.6.x, 5.8.x or some other version of Perl?"

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