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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by verbat on Sat 16th Oct 2004 08:48 UTC

the ahuthor suffers of an ugly case of BLUB syndrome (cfr: blub paradox, paul graham).
He does not understand perl6 so he can only think it sux.
You can try to imaginate him standing at a hyde park corner, shouting "I said this problem is a nail! we have to use our hammer!"

Also, he does not understand that if you have old perl5 code, and wnt to extend.. well, you can just user the same code on parrot and extend it in perl6 or perl5.
But, the author thinks that everybody is stupid and they will suddenly make perl5 disappear. Then he thinks "let's break some code at any time, instead of all togheter!"

More, he thinks perl6 is complex.
Perl6 is the simplest perl out there, cause *everything* is just a simple method call or a macro.

Also, citing Joel is really useless. Say, dave thomas prefers ruby over perl6. And tim peters prefers python over perl6. Oh my god, now what is going to happen? big names colliding!