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Re: perl6's new name?
From: 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
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
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 <
email@example.com> a écrit :
> I've put up two name suggestions for Perl 6:
> www.nuperl.org www.nuperl.com www.nuperl.net
> www.neuperl.org www.neuperl.com www.neuperl.net
> 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?