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Re: Working Group Proposal

July 23, 2000 13:00
Re: Working Group Proposal
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> I surely hope that perl6 isn't going to be made for the people programming
> in Java or Python. 

Well, I was talking in terms of PR value. I like perl's syntax just fine, 
but being constrained by its extensive hairiness. I'm trusting that 
'reasonable' LALR grammars can be made which closely approximate the current

Right now, I have trouble enough convincing people to upgrade
to 5.6. There are two groups - those that use perl and those that don't. 
For those that use perl, there aren't enough compelling reasons to make the
upgrade (5.005_03 is just fine) and for those that don't use perl, they are 
swayed by perl's bad PR.

IMO, a rewrite should have two main goals, an engineering goal an a PR goal. 
In the best case scenario, the two should re-enforce each other. 

> Is perl6 going to be for Perl programmers, or is it going to be one big
> PR stunt?

I would assume that it would be both. 

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