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Re: TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku

by tangent (Vicar)
on Oct 12, 2019 at 00:47 UTC ( #11107360=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku

Lively discussion about this on Hacker News
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21227430

Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/perl/...

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Re^2: TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 12, 2019 at 09:19 UTC
    If by lively you mean that most comments are from people who don't know much if anything about perl, sure
      Well, that's good. Raising attention and bringing the blessings of Raku to the unwary is part of the plan.


      holli

      You can lead your users to water, but alas, you cannot drown them.
Re^2: TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku
by ait (Hermit) on Oct 15, 2019 at 15:10 UTC

    For what it's worth I am actually happy this happened. I think It allows Perl 5 to evolve in its own right, as the original language, and who knows at some point become Perl 6 but based on Perl 5, or perhaps skip to Perl 7 just to make historical point.

    In retrospect (as usual it's easier to connect the dots going backwards), believe this should have been the best solution from the start because Perl 6 is really a spin-off and not actually a new version of Perl 5. Perl 6 is not, and has never been, the same language.

    Anyway, my point is that this renaming is very positive for BOTH the Perl 5 community and the adoption of Perl 6 in it's new name. For the people that continue to love Perl 5, like myself, we no longer have the pressure to migrate to Perl 6, fearing that Perl 5 would eventually end. For the Perl 6 folks, it allows them to attract new programmers to this great language without having to explain that is actually a NEW language.

      Calling it "Perl++" would have done most of this with far less costs and damages.

      But that's their decision which I have to respect.

      Anyway the Perl 5 community must now present a concept for the future, and can't rely anymore on blaming Perl 6.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

        Anyway the Perl 5 community must now present a concept for the future, and can't rely anymore on blaming Perl 6.
        
        Well said, my friend! Well said.

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