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I'd really like to see an *actual* response to graff's post, and more detail on what you think is wrong with Perl. We know you think Perl 6 development is progressing too slowly, and Perl is no longer relevant, but can you be more specific?

This is just a suggestion, and may help you be more constructive in your criticism. If you're constructive, you might find people respond to you a lot better. If you're right, they may even take your suggestions to heart, and incorporate them in their work.

As an example, maybe you can answer these questions:

  1. What language features in Perl 6 will be obsolete when it gets released?
  2. What language features is Perl 5 currently missing that make it inferior to comparable languages such as Ruby and Python (this should probably take into account Perl 5.10, since it's out soon)?
  3. What is your argument for including large amounts of functionality in the core of a langauge (as, say PHP does), compared to farming it out to module authors as Perl does? Is one approach clearly superiour to the other? Why / why not?

If you can go into detail on these sort of points, and explain your reasoning, then I'm sure we can have a logical debate that will hopefully be beneficial to everyone. Right now, you're very close to trolling (I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt that you're not a troll, and actually have something to contribute).

By the way, it would probably also help if you didn't try to win arguments by telling us how experienced you are. Unless you've designed and/or implemented a high level language that's widely used, I can guarantee you that you're not the most experienced or smartest person on this site. Not even close. (Not saying I'm anywhere near close, or even more experienced / smarter than you, but it's good to know your place in the world).

Update: It was graff's, not grinder's, post I was referring to.

In reply to Re^4: Are programmers getting too lazy for perl? by Mutant
in thread Are programmers getting too lazy for perl? by zer

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