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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by verbat on Sun 17th Oct 2004 20:30 UTC

almost always in java you can still access private stuff:

Not that the ugly mangling trick in python is in my liking, but it is good enough to prevent users to shoot them in the foot.