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From:
Philip R Brenan
Date:
March 3, 2021 15:12
Subject:
Re: PSC #008 2021-02-26
Message ID:
CALhwFRkCGWwFhcyFB2Lx-imMu+Feevgqewr407uRWhhFpRa+Fw@mail.gmail.com
I am sure that the Perl 6 steering committee went down exactly the same
route. How will you avoid arriving at exactly the same destination?

On Wed, Mar 3, 2021 at 2:51 PM Sawyer X <xsawyerx@gmail.com> wrote:

> We held our eighth meeting of the Perl Steering Council (PSC) on
> Friday the 26th, 2021.
>
> Attending: Neil, Ricardo, and Sawyer.
>
> Our primary topic was Perl 7.
>
> * Preliminary work was done to map different users and uses of Perl,
> which we then discussed.
>
> * We discussed defaults as analogous to features. Any breaking change
> should justify a feature big enough. Do defaults count? Who do they
> serve, and what does the lack of recommended defaults cost? What are
> the trade-offs for these users and their use cases?
>
> * We reviewed problems with Perl 7 (changing defaults, providing new
> features, removing unrecommended syntax, etc.) and considered the
> possible options.
>
> * One major problem discussed is not knowing how much code breaks.
> Another is that breakages over a short period create an impression of
> a fragile language and can erode trust.
>
> * Other points of discussion were values versus strategy. Values are
> important, but they are not a strategy, and the topic of Perl 7 raised
> the lack of a roadmap for the Perl language.
>
> * Perl 7, as a concept, can also work without changing the version
> number but would be harder to accomplish.
>
> Our next meeting will work on converging on the topics we agree on and
> trying to draw what Perl 7 would look like in practice to evaluate its
> ability to work.
>


-- 
Thanks,

Phil <https://metacpan.org/author/PRBRENAN>

Philip R Brenan <https://metacpan.org/author/PRBRENAN>

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