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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RE:Lumbergh (Interesting Article)
by jmoiron on Sat 16th Oct 2004 10:07 UTC

I was trying to get at this point in my comment; but you were able to get to it much more concisely and clearly. However, I wasn't even considering requiring to bind CPAN modules; as a language develops it grows its own libraries. Python and Ruby both have pretty developed libraries of their own; the step from perl5 to perl6 is a *necessity* to make sure that perl is used *at all* anymore, after what you forsee with parrot innevitably happens (or one scripting language is chosen to 'rule them all').