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Aristotle Pagaltzis
September 7, 2014 20:10
So impact it is [was: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?]
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* Sawyer X <> [2014-09-07 20:10]:
> I can't find any plan that says "out of the things you can do, these
> will be the most useful because they will allow us to pursue this
> direction."


I see what you’re after now, I agree this would be valuable, and I do
also believe it will work within the constraints of the way p5p works
(or doesn’t).

I don’t care what we call this, whether we call it a roadmap or not, but
that’s not what the term “roadmap” made me think of, and presumably not
others either, hence the long debate. You also *said* what you wanted
was a prioritised TODO list, and you spoke about having a direction.

But what you’re actually asking for is not a priority nor an order for
things to happen, it’s their impact. I.e. someplace a novice can look
not just to find an answer to “what can I work on?” (what the TODO list
answers) but “what can I work on that will make a difference?”.

This is much more workable within the structure of p5p than ordering or
prioritising of tasks, or long-term visions or the like. “What should be
done” is always a dicey question here, but “what would/could happen if
someone did this” is an issue of fact and not open to controversy in the
same way.

Aristotle Pagaltzis // <>

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