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Laurent Rosenfeld via perl6-users
August 13, 2019 21:19
Re: perl6's new name?
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I don't think the decision has been made so far. At this point, it is a
proposal  by one (or possibly several) individual(s) whom I very much

And it is definitely not going to hapopen this week (and quite probably not
this month).

Even though my opinion on the subject is probably irrelevant to most
people, I want to say for the record that I'm personally not in favor of a
name change, as I'm afraid that this will make things even more complicated
than they currently are. Perl 6 has been known under this name for almost
20 years by now, giving it a new name now might just blur everything in the
mind of most people. "The ship has sailed," as they say. I'm afraid that
changing the name today might actually become a marketing disaster. And I
am not saying that as an author of one of the Perl 6 books, my concern is
really not to lose sales on my book (if it were, my book wouldn't be freely
available on-line and open source).

At the same time, I can certainly understand some of the arguments for a
name change.

Having said that, I should add that if the name should really change, I
think Camelia is probably the least bad idea that I can think of.


Le mar. 13 août 2019 à 21:46, William Michels via perl6-users <> a écrit :

> I've put up two name suggestions for Perl 6:
> Specifics:
> I'm not sure why this decision has to be made now. A number of good
> books just released under the "Perl 6" name, so those authors will
> lose sales traction. But if a name-change is inevitable, it seems that
> the 5 year anniversary of the release of Perl 6 is coming up on
> Christmas Day, 2020. Why not then?
> I's primary season and election season in the US, so if someone wants
> to put up a Doodle-Poll, this might be fun. We can get a better idea
> of how popular the names Camelia, Raku, ofun, Nuperl, Neuperl,
> larrylang, Albus, Perlsix, Zeta, etc. are.... .
> Otherwise, why this month? Why this week?

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