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Re^16: Ovid's take on the renaming of "Perl6"

by LanX (Cardinal)
on Sep 02, 2019 at 22:26 UTC ( #11105481=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^15: Ovid's take on the renaming of "Perl6"
in thread Ovid's take on the renaming of "Perl6"

The learning curve is too steep.

I remember reading this one perldoc about oop with cows mewing again and again (can't find it anymore), even bought the book Randall Schwartz published at O'Reilly's with that cows without having a clue after reading it thrice.

This changed only after reading Damian's book on OO.

At the same time you've already wrote several modules in Python by reading the docs (and ignoring the builtin problems of missing accessors)

Cheers Rolf
(addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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Re^17: Ovid's take on the renaming of "Perl6"
by Your Mother (Bishop) on Sep 03, 2019 at 00:09 UTC

    I see both sides. I lean toward hippoís view because I believe messy competition will trump all design except the most ingenious and the first draft is almost never ingenious and when it isÖ uh, perhaps itís overly ambitious, *cough 6*, *cough*.

      Unfortunately it's not the best design which succeeds but the one which is convincing the key multipliers in the market.

      Academics are such multipliers teaching classes for hordes of students.

      Most have no time for bless and dozens of competing approaches if they are offered a standard solution.

      Cheers Rolf
      (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
      Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

        I disagree on what succeeds and how. PHP succeeded in spades and itís trash. I think it falls to marketing and, like I harp, applications and deployability. Perl, with its multiplicity of syntax and approach has no chance of ever being a favorite of modern academics; though I believe it to be a superior teaching language for its ease of entry, flexibility, and multi-paradigm support.

Re^17: Ovid's take on the renaming of "Perl6"
by daxim (Curate) on Sep 09, 2019 at 13:17 UTC

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