What about Easter?by m.att (Pilgrim)
|on Jul 24, 2005 at 16:31 UTC||Need Help??|
An open letter to the Perl Design Team,
I think it's high time that someone finally brought to light but one of the glaring ommissions in the Perl language that has plagued it from day one. I have been using Perl for many years and not a day goes by that I am not disappointed (and frankly, embarassed) in finding missing functionality and clear design errors.
How much longer must we bear the barely muffled snickers of the users of other (truly functional) languages? How much longer must we bear the weight of ludicrous and blatant omissions? And most importantly, does leaving these omissions uncorrected speak well of our community's ability to learn from mistakes and MOVE FORWARD?
I say not!
It is for this reason that I have decided to petition the Perl5 designers for the inclusion of an easter_date() function in the Perl core function library.
Let it be known that I do not stand alone! There are many highly-important and influential people who REQUIRE this function on a day to day basis, and we will no longer take this omission laying down!
I say RISE UP all of you who are tired of hacking your way through this design error!
I say USE YOUR VOICE all those who denounce these hulking modules which do nothing but slow code down and waste valuable disk space!
WE WANT FAST EASTER CALCULATING FUNCTIONS IN CORE AND WE WANT IT NOW!
Please show your support and state your agreement by responding to this post!