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

A friendly request to all: stop throwing mud.

We are all aware that there are 4 parties here:

This poll was a wrong trigger, which is why I downvoted it. The discussions about the name are long behind us: it is a station past. Let us just go on and enjoy the beauty of both dialects of perl. If you don't like either, don't post negative comments just because you don't like it. Respect the choice of the other users.

I am really appalled by the comments I read in this thread that have nothing to to with the poll or the usability of either of our beloved perl versions.

So, can we please move on and post solutions here?


Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
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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 1nickt (Abbot) on Jul 25, 2018 at 14:03 UTC

    "We are all aware that there are 4 parties here:"

    Hi Tux, with respect, you left out the group that includes me and most Perl programmers I know here and elsewhere:

    • Those who love Perl, have the same amount of interest in so-called "Perl6" as in <insert_lang_here> (i.e. zero), do not like or dislike it, indeed have no argument whatsoever with lwall or anyone else doing whatever they want in whatever language they want if that makes them happy, but resent the fact that they are squatting on Perl's name and reputation for "marketing".

    If the butterfly people really loved Perl as they say, a long time ago they would have picked their own name and gone their own way and allowed Perl to flourish unencumbered, and we wouldn't be having the discussion (still) and there would be no need for you to be appalled.


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