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Re: Future Perl development

Michael G Schwern
February 4, 2007 08:37
Re: Future Perl development
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Dr.Ruud wrote:
> Richard Foley schreef:
>> Personally, and I realise this marks me out as a radical
>> non-conformist, I'd like to see a perl7, if only because perl6 seems
>> such an unattainable exercise.
> Or go from 'Perl 5.9.x' to 'Perl5 v10.0'. 

That's a good point.  Why folks think developing a hypothetical Perl 7 on top of Perl 5 will be quick and easy I don't know.  Its been 3.5 years since 5.9.0 and 5.10 still isn't out.

This isn't a criticism of p5p but pointing out that Perl 5 is a pain in the ass to develop and it takes a long time to get everything just right.  4 years between major Perl 5 releases and suddenly 10 for a complete rewrite doesn't look so bad. Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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