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Re: Future Perl development

Nicholas Clark
February 3, 2007 05:43
Re: Future Perl development
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On Fri, Feb 02, 2007 at 08:53:10PM -0500, Michael G Schwern wrote:

> The Department of Backwards Compatibility Violating is down the hall, to the left.  Just follow the trail of crushed feature proposals.

I don't think that that's entirely fair.

Larry didn't like a lot of the feature proposals, because he felt that they
didn't fit together nicely - almost all had been considered in isolation.
For a lot of the proposals he felt that the problem being addressed was
valid, just not the proposed solution.

Perl 6 does change quite a lot from Perl 5 (including the concatenation
operator twice), and it doesn't seem afraid to do this. Some people don't
like specific changes, and have stated that they will not migrate. Other
people like the self-same changes (or the knock on change that it permits).

You can't please all of the people all of the time.

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