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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Interesting article
by Lumbergh on Sat 16th Oct 2004 09:19 UTC

I wonder if in an ironic twist, Parrot could be the deathnail for Perl. And what I mean by that is if Parrot becomes a good runtime for dynamic typed languages and the reason for the popularity of Perl is because of CPAN, and you can have automagic bindings between languages, then why use Perl when you can use Ruby or Python if they have 99% of the regex power of Perl and a much cleaner syntax.

Longhorn will have the CLR at its core, and most Linux systems will follow suit with some type of managed runtime system eventually. Does this change the dynamics of the situation?