in reply to A wholly inadequate reply to an Anonymous Monk

I've never understood the hysteria around Perl 6. Which is to say, I don't get why sooooo many people like poking at it as if it's a "weakness" of the Perl community, that it's vapourware or it's being done wrong and so forth. I've skimmed the Perl 6 design notes meetings since chromatic started publishing them. I've repeated peeked at how many spec tests Rakudo is passing. I've perused moritz's excellent Perl 5 to 6 posts which were awesome. I haven't gotten deep into Perl 6 though because I just don't have the time at this point in my life.

But I will.

Hopefully on Rakudo * as that's about when my life should slow down a notch. Because I know it's coming. Because I know there are great people like Patrick working on it. Because it's interesting. Because I can.

At the same time I know Perl 5 isn't going anywhere for a while either... and I like the new stuff perl5porters have been doing there. I'll happily hack at Perl 5 for years to come.

So, thank you Patrick, particularly in this difficult time for you. Thank you for your work. Thank you for your time. Thank you for caring about doing something right.

People need to stop worrying about Perl 6 and let these folk do what they need to. NOT having Perl 6 right now hurts no one. If you really have an issue with how it's being done, get involved. I think "Anonymous Monk" does serve a purpose but I'm always sad when it's used as a shield so someone can pass judgment or be unreasonable or just plain rude. Be constructive and be helpful.