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Re^2: TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku

by ait (Hermit)
on Oct 15, 2019 at 15:10 UTC ( #11107485=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku
in thread TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku

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.

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Re^3: TimToady Approved renaming Perl6 to Raku
by LanX (Archbishop) on Oct 15, 2019 at 15:27 UTC
    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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