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Re: Perl version of Python Enhancement Proposals [PEP]

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Mark-Jason Dominus
July 24, 2000 10:22
Re: Perl version of Python Enhancement Proposals [PEP]
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Simon Cozens <>:
> Russ Allbery (lists.bootstrap):
> >as soon as things started to get a little heated, one of the package
> >maintainers would jump in and go "hey folks, this is completely
> >inappropriate here; please take it somewhere else."  And it worked.
> >
> >I'm not sure why this didn't work with p5p
> Either it did, or the referees collectively failed.

Iam somewhat frustrated by the way this went.  There was a problem
with p5p, and Sarathy set up a referee system to deal with it.  That
was less than three months ago.  To all appearances, the referee
system has been working fine.  There haven't been any flame wars since
it was set up, although it still hasn't had a big test because nobody
has brought up the ||| operator.

But a lot of people seem to be saynig that p5p "doesn't work",
apparently forgetting that we're still in the middle of an experiment
to try to fix it, and that to all appearances the experiment is
working out all right so far.

I don't know what implications this has for perl 6, but the whole
thing does seem precipitous.  Perl has always been about swiping the
good parts of other languages, even languages that we don't like.
Even if p5p "isn't working", can't we still swipe the good parts?  Why
do we have to invent a whole new thing from the ground up?  

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