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From:
sawyer x
Date:
September 2, 2014 15:43
Subject:
Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
Message ID:
CAMvkq_RL6sxEjjFrZt16WETvHnvF8CsP4snZ=ScxECKmD8Zbuw@mail.gmail.com
I know this is considered a naughty word in some places, but I am wondering
if there is a roadmap or a plan for the continued development of the Perl 5
language.

I'm not trying to step on toes or to upset anyone. I'm also not trying to
usurp any position. I'm genuinely interested in any long-term plans that
exist for the language.

* Is there a list of features that had been decided to be added to core?
* I know there are complaints about the tests. Is there a plan on how to
improve them?
* Are there any long-term changes desired? I know CoW went in some time
ago. Anything like that?
* Is the documentation where we want it? Is someone herding those efforts?
* I remember Yves Orton mentioning his grief with the XS interface. Are
there plans for formalizing and solidifying how to handle some of the warts
he mentioned?
* Do we know how we want Perl 5 to look like 5-10 years from now?

Thanks,
Sawyer.


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