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Re^3: If Perl 5 were to become Perl 7, what (backward-compatible) features would you want to see?

by stevieb (Canon)
on Oct 21, 2019 at 23:47 UTC ( #11107798=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: If Perl 5 were to become Perl 7, what (backward-compatible) features would you want to see?
in thread If Perl 5 were to become Perl 7, what (backward-compatible) features would you want to see?

"with Python, the 23 change was a bit of a nightmare"

As someone who personally worked in an organization that dealt with Python, including while trying to deal with 2-3 change, it is/was more than a nightmare.

I was in a job interview just this week where my interviewer stated "you dealt with Python 2-3 phase? That's crazy, we're still dealing with it now". That was beyond the silly parens after a print statement.

Everything is so fast to change nowadays, nothing seems relevant. Perl 19, Python 86, C 4016, quarterly profits, not seeing long term, do what's coming out of 'college'... things seem to be speeding up to achieve the inevitability of futile.

Interesting watching it happen, it has been.

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Re^4: If Perl 5 were to become Perl 7, what (backward-compatible) features would you want to see?
by Lotus1 (Vicar) on Oct 23, 2019 at 03:41 UTC

    stevieb wrote:

    I was in a job interview just this week where my interviewer stated "you dealt with Python 2-3 phase? That's crazy, we're still dealing with it now". That was beyond the silly parens after a print statement.

    I was at my job a few weeks ago working on a project where I'm the expert on scripting bulk changes in a certain modeling software when a non-programming project manager asked me if Perl is obsolete and why don't I use Python. The upgrade must not have done all that much damage to Python.

      a non-programming project manager asked me if Perl is obsolete and why don't I use Python

      Brainwashed people say the strangest things!

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