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From:
Leon Timmermans
Date:
June 29, 2020 01:09
Subject:
Re: Announcing Perl 7
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On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 3:00 AM Dan Book <grinnz@gmail.com> wrote:
> This is a discussion on the fundamental design goal and how to best achieve that. It is not a good idea to come up with designs and hope that all practical concerns will just get sorted out as we go. Otherwise, one could easily propose any number of fantastic designs for Perl that would, sure, result in a better product, like changing how sigils work so they are like in Raku. The practicalities of doing that in a language currently in use must be weighed to determine the merit of that design goal.

A lot of the discussion in this thread is about the design, when we
probably should be agreeing on the requirements (e.g. goals and
constraints) first. Everyone is talking past each other, because
everyone is judging the design by different requirements.

Leon

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