in reply to It has been suggested to rename Perl 6 in order to boost its marketing potential. Which name would you prefer?

Larry Wall is a great artist, engineer and creative genius. His first 3 albums, Rn, Patch and Perl, went infinitely platinum and led directly to today's modern web. His latest endeavor, Perl 6, will likely be the greatest comeback in computing history as Perl once again becomes the language everyone is rushing to use to reinvent every wheel, again! Wheels within wheels...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rn_(newsreader)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patch_(Unix)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl_6
http://perldoc.perl.org/perlpolicy.html ::

"Larry is always by definition right about how Perl should behave."

"Larry is allowed to change his mind about any matter at a later date, regardless of whether he previously invoked Rule 1."

"Got that? Larry is always right, even when he was wrong."

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Re^2: It has been suggested to rename Perl 6 in order to boost its marketing potential. Which name would you prefer?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Jul 15, 2018 at 21:16 UTC
    Larry is always right, even when he was wrong.

    Hero worship is the least desirable human trait.

    If you think I am wrong and there are much worse things; then think about how those other things start, and persist; and if you think you've found some worse human trait that isn't brought about in the first place by some level of hero worship, and then persisted by it, please identify it.


    With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". The enemy of (IT) success is complexity.
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Suck that fhit
      Perl is a work of art created by an artist and published under another work of his art: The Artistic License. How can an artist not be right about his own art? It's not possible.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hero's_journey

        I'm not knocking the hero; just the worshipers. Only gods are infallible; and I know for certain that Larry doesn't consider himself a god.

        How can an artist not be right about his own art?

        By that statement, there would never be bad art; and that is patently untrue.


        With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
        Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
        "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority". The enemy of (IT) success is complexity.
        In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice. Suck that fhit