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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.

Dave.

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Re^7: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018
by LanX (Archbishop) on Apr 16, 2018 at 13:40 UTC
    Hi Dave,

    Sorry, but calling function signatures a "shiny new feature" in 2018 is a bit weird.

    I think this view proves my point of a missing overall strategy.

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      I think this view proves my point of a missing overall strategy.
      But you've completely failed to address where, in my previous post, I pointed out that having a strategy won't help a jot. If you disagree, please clearly explain where my argument falls down.

      Dave.

        I'm very busy for the rest of the week, so I can't elaborate much for the moment.

        My "management strategy" would be to get people involved.

        • Formulating vision/goal to achieve, like Perl 6 semantics with named variables.
        • Prioritizing features (like clarity over speed)
        • Explaining difficulties
        • Asking for contributions
        • Possibly offering a grant and steering competition

        I think many people would like to contribute if they understood the system better.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language and ☆☆☆☆ :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery