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

All in all, I'd say not having XS is a plus, rather than a minus

Yes, not everyone views XS favourably. That's ok, I'm not going to try to convince you otherwise.
But that's not my view.

Cheers,
Rob
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Re^7: It has been suggested to rename Perl 6 in order to boost its marketing potential. Which name would you prefer?
by Arunbear (Prior) on Jul 17, 2018 at 14:25 UTC
    For those of us willing to be convinced, why is no-XS a minus for Perl6?
      ... why is no-XS a minus for Perl6?

      Obviously, given that I like perl's XS facility, from my POV it's going to be a "minus" that Perl6 doesn't provide that type of C interface. There's also the fact that XS can access static libs.

      On Windows, which is the OS I most commonly use, we have a module named Win32::API that, like perl6's Native Calling Interface, allows us to call directly into dynamic libraries.
      I neither like nor use Win32::API either. (In fact, I can't stand it.) I much prefer to do it via XS.

      Cheers,
      Rob