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Re^2: The future of Perl?

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Nov 05, 2014 at 15:26 UTC ( #1106215=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: The future of Perl?
in thread The future of Perl?

The saddest part about this thread, is the acceptance.

We, the perl community simply don't see any mechanism by which we can change what we all see is happening.


With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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Re^3: The future of Perl?
by Jenda (Abbot) on Nov 05, 2014 at 21:32 UTC

    Some of us already basically watch it from outside. Apart from a few fixes to my modules I did not write any Perl for ... years and while there are things that nag me about C# (yes, regexp support) I'm pretty much gone.

    And no, I do not thing a complete, functional, tested and reasonably performant Perl6 finished and released next month would change any of that. Neither for me, nor for the rest of the world. Not only is the language years overdue, it had morphed into something ugly, overcomplicated and messy.

    Jenda
    Enoch was right!
    Enjoy the last years of Rome.

      And no, I do not thing a complete, functional, tested and reasonably performant Perl6 finished and released next month would change any of that.

      No disagreement there. But could (ignore whether it would for now) a revamped Perl5 -- or even revamping Perl5 -- rekindle (some) of your interest?


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Re^3: The future of Perl?
by chusqui (Pilgrim) on Nov 05, 2014 at 16:14 UTC

    Yes, change the version number.

    Perl 7 = Reborn
Re^3: The future of Perl?
by Anonymous Monk on Nov 05, 2014 at 18:29 UTC
    The ten-year project to refactor Perl's internals to allow these big changes should have started in 2000. Instead, we got a cartoon butterfly.

      Hindsight is cheap and recriminations pointless. As the saying goes: Piss, or get off the pot.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

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