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September 7, 2014 01:50
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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On Sat, Sep 06, 2014 at 10:11:57PM +0200, Sawyer X wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 4, 2014 at 5:55 PM, Ricardo Signes <>
> wrote:
> > It's important to have a plan and a vision before you break ground on your
> > massive new skyscraper.  After it's inhabited and in heavy use, it is not
> > unreasonable for the vision to be "it remains standing and habitable, with
> > improvements made when the possibility becomes apparent."
> >
> But Perl 5 isn't a skyscraper. There is no "we're done, we can go home now"
> stage. If we're at the stage of "basically we're done, we just gotta make
> improvements when the possibility becomes apparent", it's more like just
> trying to keep the patient alive.

In Ricardo's metaphor, Perl 5 is indeed not a skyscraper, it's a city.

The skyscraper is a new feature. The "done" stage does exist for a
skyscr^Wfeature, where the proverbial attention ported to backwards
compatibility by the porters means that the focus shifts from "build it"
to "keep it standing".

 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

 Freedom is not an individual effort. Yours comes only when you grant others
 theirs.                             (Moral from Groo The Wanderer #5 (Epic))

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