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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Missing the point
by Ala Qumsieh on Sat 16th Oct 2004 17:38 UTC

With all due respect, I believe the author is missing some important points:

1- Perl6 is a completely different language from Perl1-5. Larry even contemplated naming it something different. So the backward compatibility argument is void.

2- Perl5 was not abandoned. Its development is still going strong, and will continue as long as there is need for it. Larry said that.

3- The apocalypses and exegeses are aimed at demonstrating the *differences* in Perl6. Both Larry and Damian mentioned that. They are a bit long, and somewhat hard to understand, especially with so much information crammed into them, but they are NOT meant as introductions to the language. Other books will surely fill this gap.

4- Parrot.

5- Parrot.

6- Did I mention Parrot?