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Ovid via perl5-porters
June 20, 2021 19:11
Re: Not an OO RFC, take 2
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   On Sunday, 20 June 2021, 19:30:08 CEST, mah.kitteh via perl5-porters <> wrote:  

mah.kitteh wrote:
 > I am suggesting, "is there a way to implement 'class' that is a natural progression from package/bless/parent and a singular step forward?"

I'm skipping all the rest because this one question distills everything.
Do you know why high-risk Hail Mary passes are thrown in American football? Either you're near the end of the game and you have  nothing to lose, or it's in a game with an opponent so dominating that you know you can't win otherwise.
We can go ahead and be timid. Or we can take a chance at doing something good. Perl's dying. I've tried to avoid saying that for years, but I can't do that any longer. Too many companies are asking us "how do we get rid of Perl?" 

We've been timid for a long, long time. Much of that is because we're afraid of saying it out loud. Much of that is because we don't have as many core developers involved. Much of that is because we don't want people attacking us for saying the emperor has no clothes. I'm done with that.

I have no interest in arguments from timidity. The emperor has no clothes.

A while ago, I was offered a job as a senior Python dev. It was paying less than half of what I typically charge. I was offended. I was tempted. I said "no." Please don't tell me I made a mistake.
Effective OOP isn't going to save Perl, any more than a single bullet in a gun will win a war. But it's a bullet we need.
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