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Kent Fredric
July 2, 2020 17:20
Re: Dual-life perl 5-or-7 code and prototypes - impossible?
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On Fri, 3 Jul 2020 at 05:03, Chris Prather <> wrote:
> If the Perl community has taught me anything it's consensus building takes *way* longer than 3-5 years. Moose is now 14 years old and based on the conversations around Cor there is still not a full consensus about the need for a core object system beyond bless(), and we're just barely (say the last 3-5 years) into a majority consensus that Moose is probably a reasonably good idea as long as you remove about 50% of it, without a real agreement on which 50% should be removed.
> -Chris

And we don't really have any infrastructure that remotely helps
establish if there *is* any consensus. It's probably mostly a feeling
based on what you've seen in your direct peer group, interposed with
how popular it seems to be on CPAN. Sometimes I agree with others
feelings on matters. But as far as evidence goes, we'd be thrown out
of the science party.

I'm not even sure such a technology should exist, as it would surely
still exclude the voice of those who can't speak, don't wish to speak,
or weren't even told there was a place they could speak, or that there
was something happening in that place that they should speak about, or
weren't even aware there _was_ something they use which needed their
participation in order to not ruin their life.

A *meaningful* consensus is _hard_.



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