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sawyer x
September 2, 2014 22:17
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:35 PM, Jan Dubois <> wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 2, 2014 at 8:42 AM, sawyer x <> wrote:
> > I know this is considered a naughty word in some places, but I am
> wondering
> > if there is a roadmap or a plan for the continued development of the
> Perl 5
> > language.
> There is no roadmap; the closest you'll find is probably the todo list:
> It is just a wishlist though, no priorities/ordering/commitments. A
> semi-approved list of ideas to work on, if you want to improve Perl
> and don't know what to do.

I completely forgot about that! Thanks for the link.

I think this would be the beginning of having a roadmap. It's a list of
things we want to have. Now if we could only:
* Add more items.
* Prioritize them.
* Expand on each:
  * Include discussions on their importance and implementation details
  * Possible (or practical) problems
  * Implementation hints ("this is *not* how you want to approach it")

The only issue missing here is *direction*. All of these "TODO items" (as
useful and important as they are) still lack a sense of "we're going in
this direction" vs. "we wish we had these things".

The sentence "we wish we had these things" should be possible to complete
with "because then ...", and I don't see that anywhere. (I can, however, be
extremely dense, and I very well might have missed it.)

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