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Re: Future Perl development

Peter Scott
February 5, 2007 07:36
Re: Future Perl development
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On Mon, 05 Feb 2007 08:41:47 -0600, Andy Lester wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2007, at 4:35 AM, Mark Jason Dominus wrote:
>> And if Perl 6 PR can't (or doesn't) reach me and Andy and Craig Berry,
> If it doesn't reach me, it's extra awful, because I'm the TPF PR guy. :-( 
> And I've tried to get stories to tell.

I agree with everything all parties have said in this thread so far. 
However, because this is Perl *5* Porters, it is by definition the wrong
place for a discussion on Perl 6.  It is perhaps unfortunate that while
there is only one place for discussing Perl 5 development, there are
(probably too) many places for discussing Perl 6 development.  I *think*
this belongs in perl6-meta, although I'm not sure.

The main failing of Perl 6 development may be that it has not enrolled
the assistance of some key people in the Perl 5 world, or sustained their
interest over 6.5 years of development.  Leading to a Catch-22 of the
people left in P6 development wondering when they're going to get help and
the people on the outside wondering when they're going to get a P6 to help
with.  I do think that Perl 6 could use some of their "enough already,
let's get something out there" energy. 

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