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Richard Foley
February 4, 2007 10:40
Re: Future Perl development
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On Saturday 03 February 2007 20:54, Michael G Schwern wrote:
Looks good, apart from the 403's:

> Perl 6 is happening.  There's running code.  There's a considerable test 
suite.  The performance is shaping up.  Even Perl 5 compatibility is being 
dealt with.  If people don't know this and think its all a wanking 
exercise... well, that's a PR problem not a code problem.
Michael, I don't think the perl6 is entirely a mutual masterbation session, 
and I never suggested there was no work being done - I know perl6 has a lot 
of effort behind it.  However, I do think the public perception of perl is on 
a serious slide and that the current PERCEPTION of PERL6 is one, and not the 
only one, of the reasons.  And, yes, it's a PR problem of the greatest 
magnitude, that was one of the reasons I asked on the advocacy list about 
maintainance of the perl timeline, which has not been updated since 2001/2.

Richard Foley
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