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J. David Blackstone
July 27, 2000 19:10
Re: Possible conflict of interest?
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Andy Wardley wrote:
> It was actually the decision of the *open* meeting.  Very little was
> decided in the "closed-door" meeting, other than "We're going to
> re-write Perl".  That decision was only made mid-way through the
> morning after an interesting interjection from Jon Orwant turned
> thoughts towards this possibility.  Until that point, I don't believe
> there were any plans to re-write Perl and it certainly wasn't on the
> agenda.  It just happened.  Larry made the decision there and then
> and re-wrote the end of his keynote to announce it.

  Just like the U.S. Constitutional Convention.  They didn't really
meet with the intention of turning the previous system upside down,
but when they decided to, they created something even better that has
lasted two hundred years.  Here's hoping Perl6 has a similar legacy!

             J. David Blackstone

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