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October 27, 2012 01:57
RE: What happened to the whole "small core" idea?
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> Date: Sat, 27 Oct 2012 01:41:14 +1100
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> Subject: What happened to the whole "small core" idea?
> Hence why I particularly lament the lack of movement towards Jesse's
> vision. IMNSHO Perl5 does not need *any* extra *syntax* from here on 
> out. In fact it stopped needing it around 5.6-ish. No new syntax unless 
> there is a massive benefit in adding it, and even then only if it can 
> not be done via a CPAN-distributed extension. Besides Reini's work on 
> strict types, nothing else currently comes to my mind as a candidate for 
> “this *has* to be in core”.
Yet when it comes to actually shipping Perl5 – we 
> keep shipping a new mini-language just sufficiently different from its 
> previous sibling.
> Every.
> Fucking.
> Year.
> And the worst part? - it appears that nobody wants the fucking thing 
> except for a very very small but very very vocal minority.
> Perl5 just turned 18 a week ago (according to a0d0e21ea6e). It is now 
> legal to express ones love to this great dynamic language in every way 
> possible. What better time to ask where is Perl5 going and why can't it 
> stay Perl5?
> Peter Rabbitson
> Concerned Citizen of the Republic of Perl

I don't comment because I don't want a new language or care. I use Perl 5.6 or 5.8 The Language from 10 years ago. I dont see any reason to learn any other programing languages. Maybe the reason it becomes a flamewar is because the people who don't care are silent and invisible rather than vocally protest.
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