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Re: perl 6 requirements

Ted Ashton
August 1, 2000 21:56
Re: perl 6 requirements
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Thus it was written in the epistle of Matthew Persico,
> Johan Vromans wrote:
> > 
> > On Mon, Jul 31, 2000 at 09:50:11PM -0600, Nathan Torkington wrote:
> > > So Larry is doing most of the evaluation for us.  He's the one who
> > > gave us the good things in the Perl language we have now.  He'll be
> > > the one vetoing the ridiculous ideas.
> > 
> > Larry said: "Perl5 was my rewrite of Perl, Perl6 will be the community's
> > rewrite of Perl." I think it is not realistic to keep shooting around,
> > trusting Larry to prevent anyone from getting hurt. We have our own
> > responsibilities as well.
> In support, I got the impression that Larry wasn't even going to play
> Supreme Court on this one and that this was the whole point of all these
> groups and Perl6 - get Larry out from under all the piles of
> responsibility and to make Perl truck-proof. ;_)

If that's really the case, then the efficiency of the whole project just 
dropped massively.  After all, if Perl is to stay Perl and Larry has 
abandoned us, then we as a community will have to function as a Larry-emulator,
a task which p5p pretty-well established as impossible.  Somebody needs to 
tell Larry that he can't get out of being dad to this kid even if it has
grown up a little :-).

Ted Ashton (, Info Sys, Southern Adventist University
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