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Re: Future Perl development

From:
Richard Foley
Date:
February 4, 2007 10:40
Subject:
Re: Future Perl development
Message ID:
200702041233.40648.Richard.Foley@rfi.net
On Saturday 03 February 2007 20:54, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> 
> http://feather.perl6.nl:8080/runpugs/?
> 
Looks good, apart from the 403's:

	http://www.pugscode.org/images
	http://pugs.kwiki.org/?PugsBinaries

> 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
Ciao - shorter than aufwiedersehen

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