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Ovid via perl5-porters
July 28, 2021 15:26
Re: concurrency list (was Re: Relinquishing Maintenance of CoreModules)
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On Sunday, 25 July 2021, 18:06:16 CEST, Oodler 577 via perl5-porters <> wrote:
 > The ideas of "practical" concurrency is way more important to
> perl/Perl's future than virtually any other issue. This includes
> Perl OOP.

For what it's worth, I think I agree with this sentiment. We have mostly working, if crippled, OOP. We don't have practical concurrency in a meaningful form. And I know one company that is dumping Perl for Java because, quote "Java can use all of the cores" unquote. There really aren't any popular dynamic languages with a properly working concurrency model (Raku's awesome, but I don't think it's "popular"). We need useful/easy concurrency, though I'm unsure if we'll get it. 
That being said, it's not a zero-sum game. Useful OOP will still be a huge game changer. Give me:
   - Concurrency
   - OOP
   - Signatures
   - Some way of defining enforceable types

With that, Perl can come out of the gate swinging.
Best,Ovid-- IT consulting, training, specializing in Perl, databases, and agile development 
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