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 Lennart Fridén on Sat 16th Oct 2004 11:32 UTC

The article seems to read as "don't use Perl 6, because I can't understand it and hence it won't be widely used because Joel says so".


Incrementally changing Perl5 into Perl 6 seems silly as it would yeild not one language, not two language, but a shitload of languages.

Perl 5
Perl 5 with "->" replaced by "."
Perl 5 = Perl 6

Better to have a clean cut and let shops migrate to perl 6 when they feel like it. If the author can't understand Larry Walls ramblings, fine. That doesn't make "What is for certain is that Perl 6 isn't better" true.