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Re^3: Why Change?

by dragonchild (Archbishop)
on Apr 07, 2008 at 08:45 UTC ( #678743=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Why Change?
in thread Why Change?

From what I've seen and heard, you're no more in favor of Perl6 than you were in favor of Perl 5.10. Or, rather, you're no less in favor of 6 of 5.10. Stuff you want is coming in and stuff you don't want is going out. There's some stuff you can't wait to get your hands on and you already see stuff you're going to sigh about. Overall, you feel pretty comfortable about the whole thing and will gladly kick the tires when it's ready, but aren't going to promise anything with regards to using it right away.

Sounds about right?

My criteria for good software:
  1. Does it work?
  2. Can someone else come in, make a change, and be reasonably certain no bugs were introduced?

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Re^4: Why Change?
by Corion (Pope) on Apr 07, 2008 at 09:11 UTC

    Actually, I feel less in favour of Perl6 than Perl5.10 (or now Perl5.12), because Perl5 has a proven track record and delivers.

    I pretty much don't care for Perl6 and the well-trodden blind alleys it and it's conjoined twin Parrot meander along. I don't feel comfortable about how TPF and Perl6 spend the money on themselves, but then again, I don't get the feeling that Perl5 attracts proposals for money either, so the Perl6-spending doesn't detract from potential Perl5-spending. I don't care enough to join the political fray just to right some perceived wrongs though.

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