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Dan Sugalski
October 1, 2000 11:24
Re: Undermining the Perl Language
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Okay, followups to this belong in -meta (alas Eudora doesn't let you set 
reply-to's, or I would), so if everyone would, please?

At 12:14 PM 10/1/00 -0500, David Grove wrote:
>On Sunday, October 01, 2000 4:02 PM, Jean-Louis Leroy []
> > > The Perl-KGB-elite has got to go, and a free republic must replace
> > > it.
> >
> > I wouldn't go as far as your entire post, neither in form nor content,
> > but I do have concerns about the sociopsycho(patho)logy of the Perl
> > community.
>Actually, I put it that way specifically to ruffle just the right 
>feathers, in  the hope that Larry might pick up on it. My apologies to the
>non-Perl-KGB-elite. I'm not known for tact.

Okay Dave (and *everyone* else) let me be *real* blunt. If you can't 
converse in a rational and courteous way, then *DON'T*. Maintaining a 
courteous and rational community is everyone's responsibility. 
*Everyone's*. You want the perl 6 development community to be pleasant? 
Then *be* *pleasant*. And privately deal with the people who aren't.

There is *no one* in this community so important that they can behave 
badly. Nobody. Not you. Not me. Not even Larry. (You'll notice, though, 
that the people who have what pass for official titles in the p6 world all 
generally act like adults in public. I even manage most of the time)

Damn it, people, we are all adults, or can at least fake it in public.

And Dave? Do please keep your issues with perl 5 and ActiveState elsewhere. 
This isn't p5p. We don't even have software for you to have issues with yet.


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