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Re: Ovid's take on the renaming of "Perl6"

by footpad (Abbot)
on Aug 28, 2019 at 20:10 UTC ( #11105183=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Ovid's take on the renaming of "Perl6"

Parenthetically, one paragraph stands out to me:

What follows isn't about facts. It's about opinions. If someone feels that X is awesome, it doesn't matter if you disagree. That's still their opinion. Further, you can try to change their mind, but be aware that when someone strongly disagrees with you, you usually want to start discussion from the points you can agree on and then slowly move to the points on which you disagree. However, that's not been the story of Perl 5/6. People disagree and immediately jump to disagreements rather than trying to find common ground.

Recall that Ovid is one of the most senior members of the site, even though he is no longer as active as he once was. (As of this writing, he logged in yesterday, so it's clear he's lurking at the very least.)

This ideal of acceptance is one of the foundations that helped the site survive as long as it has.

There are many differing views in currently-active threads. A few gentle and constructive; others...less so.

Ultimately, we're here to learn and advocate Perl...and in the spirit of TIMTOWTDI, let's let individual monks figure out what that means for themselves. OK?

Speaking for myself, it's more fun/productive to learn, rather than watch people fight/snark.

That's my take; YMMV.


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