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September 7, 2014 21:21
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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On 7 September 2014 13:38, Ricardo Signes <> wrote:

> * Sawyer X <> [2014-09-07T04:55:17]
> > So, let me rephrase my question. Instead of "Is there a vision?" I'll ask
> > "Is the vision to just keep it doing what it does with no real changes?"
> I already said that *I* don't have "a vision" for the future, and that I
> think
> it would be pointless to try to declare one.  As to whether I think the
> project
> should merely keep running without any useful new changes, I think v5.20
> should
> make my answer pretty clear.
> It makes sense for people who are going to contribute changes to have a
> vision
> of that change, and to proclaim it loudly.  "I imagine that we can invert
> the
> parser so that..." is a very useful vision to present.  I have said that
> from
> the beginning.
> "This is where I, project manager, see the entire project in five years," I
> said, is not, because my task here is to review, approve, or veto; not to
> personally cause code to be written.
I think this boils to a question about what the pumpking role is supposed
to be.

Is the pumpking role supposed to be passive, like a referee?

Or is it supposed to be active, providing leadership in terms of building
consensus and promoting and encouraging certain lines of development?


perl -Mre=debug -e "/just|another|perl|hacker/"

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