in reply to Re^5: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018
in thread Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018

It doesn't seem like P5P (or whoever else has the final word) does strategical planning.
Well it doesn't really, because perl is almost entirely a volunteer effort. The pumping could decree that signatures is our highest priority, but if a volunteer decides that doing signatures is too big and complicated and scary and beyond their ability (and it will be but for a small handful of people) and instead it would be fun to implement defined-or, should the pumpkin fire that volunteer or accept the dor patch into core?

Anyway we barely have the manpower to just fix existing bugs, without adding shiny new features.