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Re: Re: The right time to start a project?

by IOrdy (Friar)
on Aug 01, 2003 at 06:29 UTC ( #279866=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: The right time to start a project?
in thread The right time to start a project?

I realize it's not going away, perhaps I should have made it clear. I'm more interested in how many people will still be writing (not maintaining) code in perl5.
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Re: The right time to start a project?
by Abigail-II (Bishop) on Aug 01, 2003 at 06:45 UTC
    People will be writing code in per5 for years, even if everyone switches to perl6 the moment the first stable version is released. Remember that the perl6 journey was started 3 years ago, and Larry hasn't even finished the language specification yet. Looking at the rate of the apocalypses, if you now start a 6 month project to write a perl5 module, you will be finished before the next apocalypse.

    Not writing a perl5 module because you want to wait for perl6 would be as silly as the Beatles having said in the '60s, "we won't record this album just yet - we'll wait for CDs to arrive".


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