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 Anonymous on Sat 16th Oct 2004 12:15 UTC

I'm looking forward to Perl 6, and also IR compability between Python and Parrot. I'd much rather see development in this direction than Java/.Net/Mono. Yet, I also see the possiblity that Mono and Perl 6 and Python can find some level of compatibility. At any rate, Perl 6 is a major achievement, perhaps one of the greatest for open source, but we'll see for sure how it all turns out some time next year.