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September 8, 2014 14:33
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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Sawyer X wrote:
> All of these metaphors are beginning to confuse me. Considering I wasn't 
> smart enough to begin with, I'll go back to the basics. :)
> My interest boils down to: do the Perl 5 Porters, as a group, have any 
> intention of continually developing Perl 5 (the language and the 
> interpreter), or is it simply a state of keeping it alive? Is Perl 5 
> still growing are is it at a development standstill?

Perl 6 is not the future of Perl 5. After enough years the 2 camps have 
separated. New blood in Perl 5 is needed (<30 demographic), and it has 
been trickling in over the last couple years. For a number of years in 
the 2000s I would say P5 was in "maintenance mode", it has been on a 
path to get out of that mentality in the 2010s.

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