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Re^2: Announcing Perl 7

by hippo (Bishop)
on Jun 28, 2020 at 21:49 UTC ( #11118633=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Announcing Perl 7
in thread Announcing Perl 7

The other thing I've really appreciated is seeing Perl development to be working through Github instead of RT. In 2020, if you want your project to be accessible to potential contributors, and to be used, it should probably be on Github.

It should probably be on somewhere like Github. RT is great but obviously doesn't offer pull requests which is the key difference (AFAICS). But in 2020 I wouldn't recommend Github either as it is owned by you-know-who and they could subvert or kill it at a moment's notice. There are enough other, independent places to host your project. With something as big as Perl itself self-hosting is always an option too.

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Re^3: Announcing Perl 7
by LanX (Sage) on Jun 28, 2020 at 22:04 UTC
    > and they could subvert or kill it at a moment's notice.

    this would be the best publicity Perl could get.

    BTW: am I wrong or doesn't git run on Perl?

    Cheers Rolf
    (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
    Wikisyntax for the Monastery

      It may be that at one time portions of git were written in Perl, but at this point the git/git repo is all C and Bash, with the exception of some small amount of Perl code bundled in the repo that looks to serve the purpose of providing for git integration into Perl code.


      According to the git repo, Perl comprises about 6.6% of the repository, so it's maybe more than what I saw at first. The breakdown is:

      • C - 48.6%
      • Shell - 36.1%
      • Perl - 6.6%
      • Tcl - 4.5%
      • Python - 2.0%
      • Makefile - 0.8%
      • Other - 1.4%

      I suppose, given that git uses git for its own version control, we should be able to look at earlier points in the software's life cycle to see how those numbers changed over time. But I'm not sure how they are being generated for the current snapshot. Might be a fun thing to investigate someday.


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