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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Perl 5.8 is fine
by keath on Sat 16th Oct 2004 19:05 UTC

I use and like Perl 5.8.

I've read with some interest about the development of Perl 6. There's no way I can object to the work being done. After all it's free and doesn't have to be used. Reminds me of the complaints about the current Gnome.

But I have considered that I will find the language so different to what I'm using now that I might not move to it when it's available. A language is only defined by it's syntax. How much can that be changed before it is something else altogether. Maybe a new name for this language would be appropriate.