develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from February 2007

Re: Future Perl development

Michael G Schwern
February 2, 2007 17:53
Re: Future Perl development
Message ID:
Gerard Goossen wrote:
> The current development on perl5 is aimed at fixing bugs, and keeping
> up with the rest of the world (ithreads, unicode). There is no
> evolution in the language perl5 itself.
> I want to change that.
> I want a perl which evolves, which develops new features, which ideas
> are changing, on which can be experimented, new ideas tried, and old
> ideas can be replaced by new ideas. I don't want to be hold back by
> failed experiments, I want to use the insights of previous experiment
> to develop new things. Think of different garbage collection,
> continuations, monads, experiment with Object-Orientation, concurrency.
> Think of it as a natural language.
> We can not do that without breaking the current perl.

Dude, you're about 7 years behind.

The Department of Backwards Compatibility Violating is down the hall, to the left.  Just follow the trail of crushed feature proposals. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About