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Re: Future Perl development

February 5, 2007 14:51
Re: Future Perl development
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> *In PR terms* the problem is that development of the next version of  
> Perl seems to have no schedule. The existence of the Perl 6 project  
> overshadows the fact that the Perl 5 line is very much alive.

Not "seems to" - The Perl 6 project has no schedule.  There's no "seems
to" about it. And perhaps it might be a reasonable PR activity to explain
_why_ one doesn't want to rush a largely volunteer effort to design and
implement a worthy successor to Perl 5.

We want it good. Throwing a lot of money at the problem will get us an
implementation quicker, but pretty much no amount of money will let
@Larry finalize the design more than a little bit faster.  And, well,
there is actually a lot of truth to which variables you get to play

If anyone has a problem with this, I'll happily discuss it, but not on
p5p. There's no reason to cripple p5p with more ranting about Perl 6.

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