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June 24, 2009 02:43
Re: Perl 5.10.1
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> From: Rafael Garcia-Suarez <>
> > 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 don't see you as an impediment at all.  I see you as having more risk-averse strategy for Perl than I do, but I see that as a difference, not an impediment.  And this is not meant as subtle criticism!

So Nick's suggestion of bundling everything is a compromise for those (like myself) who would like to see the core language brought into the modern age (it's soooooo close ... :) and those (like yourself) who have a more conservative approach that's likely to be reassuring to existing code bases (the darkpan is important).

I would just like to see some way of bridging the gap between these disparate views.

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