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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@Shannara
by Richard Dale on Sun 17th Oct 2004 00:15 UTC

Richard:
Indeed, I have to say I find Shannara's comments 'extremely funny'..

Shannara:
Funny, while I enjoyed your flames and racist remarks, next time leave the conversation to adults who know what they are talking about.

Get a grip.

I only used the term 'extremely funny' because you used it to describe the author of the piece on perl 6. Who as far as I can see knows exactly what he is talking about. He is a perfectly good programmer, who can write, and he includes interesting snippets of code comparing perl 5 with perl 6.

For instance, you assert that perl isn't a programming language, which left myself and Mystilleef a bit baffled. Perhaps you might care to explain why you think there is a difference between a 'scripting language' and a 'programming language', rather than ranting away like this.

-- Richard