develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from June 2009

Re: Perl 5.10.1

Thread Previous | Thread Next
June 24, 2009 02:34
Re: Perl 5.10.1
Message ID:
2009/6/24 Rafael Garcia-Suarez <>:
> 2009/6/24 Ovid <>:
>> I want to encourage people to experiment.  Perl really, really needs some
>> help and barring Perl 6 being released and adopted tomorrow, Perl 5 is the
>> pony to bet on right now.  Rafael holds the keys to the main branch of Perl
>> right now and he's taking a conservative approach, as is his right.  Thus, I
>> don't see anything changing there.  We need a good, stable fork where we can
>> try to make Perl a modern language.  Maybe's it's Schwern's fork.  Maybe it's
>> Kurila (I honestly don't know as I haven't paid enough attention).
> Seriously, I don't see the point of forking. You'd want to fragment even more
> the little resources we have for Perl 5 ? If someone sees me as an impediment
> and wants the patch pumpkin, then ask.

I dont think you are the impediment. I think the impediment is perldelta.

If we can fix the perldelta problem then we can rollout more often.
Fixing the perldelta problem could range from requiring all patches to
include perldelta notes, to reducing the cost producing it by making
it contain less info.


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

Thread Previous | Thread Next Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About