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Re^3: The future of Perl?

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Nov 05, 2014 at 21:32 UTC ( #1106258=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: The future of Perl?
in thread The future of Perl?

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
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Enjoy the last years of Rome.

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Re^4: The future of Perl?
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Nov 05, 2014 at 21:38 UTC
    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?


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