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From:
Andy Armstrong
Date:
February 6, 2007 04:22
Subject:
Re: Future Perl development
Message ID:
9DC4DA23-68F4-442A-B0C2-E9E651FF2848@hexten.net
On 6 Feb 2007, at 12:08, Mark Overmeer wrote:
> The best way to get a large project under control, is by breaking it
> up in a sufficient number of steps, each setting a realistic higher
> target.  One way to salvage the Perl6 project.

Perl 6 doesn't need to be salvaged. It needs to be nurtured by all of  
us. One day it will be great.

*If* we could solve the PR problem ("Perl is dead! They can't ship  
the new version!") then Perl 6 development could continue in relative  
peace.

We need to explain that Perl 5 (5.10, 5.12 etc) is Perl and that it's  
actively developed and pretty healthy. Perl 6 is an extremely  
exciting research project.

Is that not the truth? Should that message not give the wider world  
confidence in Perl? Does that not create the precondition for harmony  
in Perl world?

-- 
Andy Armstrong, hexten.net


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