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Re: How to Implement Perl 6 in Ten Years

by spx2 (Deacon)
on Apr 20, 2010 at 09:20 UTC ( #835742=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to Implement Perl 6 in Ten Years
in thread The current state of Perl6

Microsoft still hasn't implemented C99 in Visual Studio, though I suspect that's not a question of resources at this point

yeah, presumably they've been busy pushing C++0x out...

Look at how long it's taken projects like IronPython and IronRuby and JRuby to implement languages already implemented elsewhere (and with actual funding and full-time developers)

yeah but those people already had a virtual machine while Perl 6 is trying to build the language and the VM at the same time. I think that's a bit hard.

Python 3000 took eight and a half years from conception to its 3.0 release, and its changes were relatively minor.

Yeah but they finished the damn thing.

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Re^2: How to Implement Perl 6 in Ten Years
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Apr 20, 2010 at 18:22 UTC
    Yeah but they finished the damn thing.

    You've utterly missed the point. It being, if they had a task the same size the Perl 6 devs have and went at the same rate they did to finish their Python revamp, it would have taken them 200 years. It's like criticizing the builders of the Empire State Building for being so damn slow because someone else made a sandwich faster. Oh, okay! A house is a better metaphor. But not as funny. sudo snap

Re^2: How to Implement Perl 6 in Ten Years
by IBlowGoatsSucker (Beadle) on Apr 20, 2010 at 11:07 UTC
    Bravo! It is good that you have finally realized you are not getting a job in the PERL world anymore (because you were a dickhead so often) and are moving on to python. Trolling perlmonks is the best way for you to get started on a new career. Congratulations and I hope to see many more troll-posts from you that add nothing to the discussion at hand.

      Indeed, IBlowGoatsSucker, I realized I am not going to get a Perl job and I'm moving back to COBOL. You seem to be stalking/monitoring me which is nice, I like you :) We should hang out and troll together, what do you say ?

        Who is stalking who here? And I do not believe you about the COBOL. You say you will go back to COBOL, but in a private message to me you say

        hi, you seem to have a lot of free time on your hands, instead of trolling perlmonks I suggest we write some Perl code together, what do you think ? :)

        So you are a liar as well as a dickhead (in your own words and currently the highest ranking dickhead in PERL according to Google) and you will sadly not give up on Perl. I also decline because I am here for the trolltrolling, not the perlwriting.
        Come on, let's go to COBOL together - I haven't liked the direction Perl has taken for a long time, and most of the perl 6 developers, especially Chromatic, who is some sort of Perl diva -- one word name? Who are you, Cher? Anyway, you are not alone - there's a lot of people who don't like the direction perl has taken since ~2000.

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