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September 8, 2014 19:43
Re: Roadmap/plan for Perl 5?
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On 8 September 2014 21:19, Elizabeth Mattijsen <> wrote:

> On 08 Sep 2014, at 16:33, bulk88 <> wrote:
> > 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.
> This feels like a self-fulfilling prophecy to me.  Is that really what you
> want?
The track record of "back porting" Perl6 ideas into Perl5 has been really
poor so I think at least some perl5 core developers would prefer to move on
unencumbered by Perl6 design decisions.

> For better or for worse, Perl 6 is here to stay.  Whether one wants to be
> a part of that, is a personal decision.  But please, keep an open mind and
> don’t perpetuate bad memes.

I don't think bulk88 was doing anything other than stating the obvious.
Perl5 and Perl6 are different projects, with generally different
developers, users and priorities.

Think of them as siblings, common ancestry, shared friends, but not the
same person/thing. Its natural at some point they go their own way.


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

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