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Re^2: Perl 6 and performance

by talexb (Canon)
on Feb 09, 2012 at 17:33 UTC ( #952793=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Perl 6 and performance
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    P.S. I'm sad to see that perlmonks is slowly becoming more like reddit, where problems are met with rancorousness instead of being discussed on a technical level.

I think the peevishness is a result of hype exhaustion on the topic of Perl6. I'm thrilled that a barrel-full of very bright people are working on the next generation of Perl, but I'll happily wait till it's cooked, and I'll continue to happily use the excellent Perl5 in the meantime. It's worked very well for me for the last 15 years, and it's still very much alive.

And, as the kids say, "It's all good."

Alex / talexb / Toronto

"Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

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Re^3: Perl 6 and performance
by hippo (Canon) on Feb 09, 2012 at 18:29 UTC

    My point of view is that Perl6 is not so much a successor to Perl5 but rather an alternative to it. To that end it might have been preferable not to call it Perl6 but maybe something like PerlVM that would indicate that it takes a radically different approach to "classic" Perl.

    If/when Perl6 does reach release-level maturity it probably won't supplant Perl5. The two can quite happily co-exist as different implementations which share (most of) a common syntax. At that point we can all choose the right tool for the job at hand.

    Just my tuppence.

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