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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Oh, no. Not another language
by Uno Engborg on Sun 17th Oct 2004 02:38 UTC

Today there are lots and lots of programming languages that have active developers already knowing the language. Unless
perl6 doesn't offer some new paradigm on how to create software, it have very little chance of success. There are already to many ways to do "if", "then", "else" and "repeat" to motivate developers spending time learning to do it in yet another way.