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From:
Dan Sugalski
Date:
October 31, 2001 06:30
Subject:
Re: The perl6 quandry was Re: [PATCH] core-only patch forclamp/readonly hashes
Message ID:
5.1.0.14.2.20011031092928.02093d38@pop.sidhe.org
At 12:49 PM 10/31/2001 +0000, Simon Cozens wrote:
>On Wed, Oct 31, 2001 at 01:41:55AM -0600, Dave Goehrig wrote:
> > I realize that my meger skill with words is insufficient to the task of
> > converting any true believers in the faith of podhack, though I must
> > respond.  I say ALL of them.
>
>Hey, I'd be cool with that. I'm just not cool with us sending conflicting
>signals. The guidelines were only there to stop Perl becoming bloated,
>fragmentary and unstable, after all; if progress is more important (which
>it honestly might be, despite my cynical tone) then let's go for progress.

In the quest for progress, though, don't forget speed and efficiency. Does 
the addition of a feature in the core impose a cost on other things? (Perl 
5 has been slowing down rather a lot over the years because of the little 
bits and pieces that keep getting wedged in critical paths...)

					Dan

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