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

by LanX (Archbishop)
on Apr 16, 2018 at 00:22 UTC ( #1212955=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018
in thread Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018

I agree it's complicated and respect your wish to not discuss semantics here.

But that's not what I meant with management.

Function signature would have a bigger positiv impact on beginners than our declarations or defined-or // operators (to name some very popular added features not talking about smart match ~~ )

It doesn't seem like P5P (or whoever else has the final word) does strategical planning.

I'm not attacking you or asking you to invest more.

I'm just stating a lack of market thinking.

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

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Re^6: Curious about Perl's strengths in 2018
by dave_the_m (Monsignor) on Apr 16, 2018 at 10:14 UTC
    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.

      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.

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