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Re^4: What's wrong with Perl 6?

by duff (Parson)
on May 10, 2007 at 18:11 UTC ( #614728=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: What's wrong with Perl 6?
in thread What's wrong with Perl 6?

An excellent stance to take! Don't change it! :-)

Though, the palpable silence regarding those complaints tends to make Perl 6 seem worse than it is from a community stand point. (Maybe. I'm imagining people complaining about elitism and opaque development practices and what not, but I can't honestly say I've heard that about Perl 6 any more than I've heard it about Perl 5)

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Re^5: What's wrong with Perl 6?
by chromatic (Archbishop) on May 10, 2007 at 18:43 UTC
    I'm imagining people complaining about elitism and opaque development practices and what not...

    If "elitism" means "only those people willing to do something", then that's true.

    More seriously, if there are ways to encourage more contributions, I'm very much open to hear them. I've committed to improving the directions to get started with Parrot in the next couple of weeks, and any feedback is welcome.

Re^5: What's wrong with Perl 6?
by blazar (Canon) on May 14, 2007 at 20:14 UTC
    Maybe. I'm imagining people complaining about elitism and opaque development practices and what not, but I can't honestly say I've heard that about Perl 6 any more than I've heard it about Perl 5.

    Actually, nothing could be more far away from truth. As far as Perl 5 is concerned, whenever I had some idea or consideration about its syntax or semantics I wrote either here or in clpmisc, without much success in general. OTOH I'm confident that p5p wouldn't have been viable anyway because of my lack of technical skills. But for some time before I had to leave it due to severe lack of time, I was in p6l and there I could discuss on the same level as @Larry, without knowing how to write a single effective line of code, and with having no language design specific knowledge at all! And in all this I may even dare to think that at least an evanescent trace of some thought of mine eventually made its way into the language. I never felt insulted for the rebuttal of any idea of mine, but rather kindly explained why so...

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