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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop)
on Nov 08, 2014 at 15:56 UTC ( #1106566=perlnews: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

I read this early this morning. Is it Christmas yet?

Update: Fixed typoo. I said it was early in the morning....

I Go Back to Sleep, Now.


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Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
by Your Mother (Archbishop) on Nov 08, 2014 at 16:11 UTC

    Probably a typo, 1 February 2015 should have been 1 April 2015. :P

    Commence the moaning; Perl6 bashing by regulars and Perl5 bashing by that anonymous monk.

Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
by raiph (Deacon) on Nov 11, 2014 at 03:32 UTC
    This post is about the immature Perl 6, not the rock solid Perl 5

    I hate to be a party pooper, but I suspect some folk are thinking 6.0.0 is a couple months away. I'm pretty sure it's not.

    This all began with the abstract of a FOSDEM talk scheduled for Jan 31st. The abstract says "2015 will be the year that Perl 6 officially launches for production use".

    I'm pretty sure no one from the Perl 6 project has said anything about officially launching for production use either now (according to hihowareyou82), or by Christmas 2014, or by February 2015 (according to carlosdelrey).

    The above incorrect reddit announcements (and even the positive responses) were unfortunate (at best) to the degree folk believe(d) the given dates were accurate. And/or that the dates came from someone in the P6 project.

    After carlosdelrey had posted "Perl-6 Release Promised Yet Again, This Time February 2015" to the half million subscriber /r/programming channel s/he read this exchange on #perl6:

    pmurias   TimToady: do we have an official "production ready" date?
    TimToady  no, merely that 2015 will likely contain that date :)
    * pmurias got confused by a troll claiming that we do have one in February and pointing to this talk ;)
    TimToady  trolls cannot read

    carlosdelrey's follow up, worded to try hang the February date on Larry, was beyond unfortunate.

    Fwiw, I think the target date will end up being something close to the end of 2015, about a year from now. If I hear otherwise I'll update this comment.

      Accountability: it's for other people.

      Who wrote that talk abstract? It didn't just spontaneously pop into being, did it?

      Who wrote that announcement, Ralph? You ever gonna answer that question? Or does the press release on your teleprompter not allow you to deviate from your Baghdad Bob party line?
Re: It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
by carlosdelrey on Nov 08, 2014 at 20:54 UTC
    It looks like an announcement of an announcement. If you look on the IRC channel logs, someone said "Maybe this will light a fire on us to start acting like we have paying users" or something.

    I facepalmed.

    I will believe it when I see it. Just an announcement that Larry thinks maybe they'll release something stable sometime next year. We've all heard that before.

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