in reply to Re: The state of Perl
in thread The state of Perl

"Unsearchable names are a real problem."

Like Perl, space, 6, for example.

Enoch was right!
Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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Re^3: The state of Perl
by mr_mischief (Monsignor) on Jan 06, 2017 at 19:38 UTC

    Indeed, that's a wonderful example. It hurts Perl6 and Perl5 both that extra hoop jumping is required to find information about either one exclusive of the other. That's probably the strongest argument I can can think of for not naming two different but related languages as if they are mere version differences.

    I'm not one of the anti-6 folks. I like both of them. I just wish it the naming wasn't so confusing for the search engines. Using quotes helps in SEs that understand them, though. "Perl" is still unique enough that "Perl 6" gives decent results. Searching for "Perl 5" becomes problematic though if you're looking for stuff written before the " 5" was necessary for differentiation. It's still not as bad as searching for some of these others, but it could be better.

      Using Google, you can place a minus before the quotes or item to exclude it. Hence, to avoid perl6 results, try

      Perl -"perl 6" -perl6