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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I didn't get the impression that he "hated" Perl 6.
by erktrek on Sat 16th Oct 2004 13:49 UTC

Just that it was too different from the current Perl to be effective as the next step in the future of Perl.

I think a big point of his (right or wrong) was that there will be a strong reluctance to change based on Perl5's current popularity, the existing knowledgebase and the huge amounts of code already written. A more legacy compatible upgrade would prove to be more successful.

I do not code in Perl so cannot comment whether or not this is an accurate view of the community and/or the proposed changes. From a business perspective it would seem to make sense to be able to support legacy stuff so you could leverage your existing IT while enhancing your capabilities for future work.

Just my "2 Cents" of course...


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