Linked by Shlomi Fish on Sat 16th Oct 2004 07:28 UTC
General Development The purpose of this essay is to explain why I believe Perl 6, the way it currently seems to progress, is the wrong thing at the wrong time, and why I predict (with all the expected caveats of predicting something) that it won't be successful. I will also suggest a better alternative for the future of Perl which makes more sense at this point.
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Not widely adopted?
by Joe Drago on Sat 16th Oct 2004 08:47 UTC

I won't say whether or not this guy's arguments have merit (although I'm leaning in the "no" direction), but I will say that I think he's very wrong about Perl 6 not being accepted.

With enough time, everyone (that uses Perl 5) will switch ... its that timeframe that is the gray area. Eventually Perl5 will just stop being worked on / updated, and Perl6 will be given the golden seal of compatibility with Perl 5, and CPAN will have the whole Perl5/Perl6 thing worked out.

Believe me, many people out there will be writing in Perl 6. As someone that loves Perl 5, I'll be one of them. :-)